Disney, status, and clothing
Posted by c. wagner on November 19, 2009
Interesting reflection on determining the status of Disney characters based on what they look like:
I would later learn that if you are a Disney character who wears clothes, no matter what your species, you can then own pets, who themselves wear no clothes at all, except perhaps for a collar. Pluto runs around naked except for a collar that says “Pluto.” Mickey runs around with yellow shoes, pants, white gloves, and the occasional bow tie; The haberdasheral hierarchy is clear. [page 15]
Clothes make the man? Or mouse?
(From Neil deGrasse Tyson’s The Pluto Files)