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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)

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