South of the Border with Disney: Walt Disney and the Good Neighbor Program, 1941-1948

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Millions of viewers have enjoyed Saludos Amigos and The Three Caballeros without realizing that these Disney films were produced for a specific diplomatic purpose to foster a spirit of friendly hemispheric unity by countering Nazi propaganda efforts in South America, so that all the Americas might stand together against the Axis powers. This effort, the Good Neighbor program, was initiated and guided by Nelson Rockefeller as the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs (CI), a new government post created by President Roosevelt ...

South of the Border with Disney: Walt Disney and the Good Neighbor Program, 1941-1948 2009, Disney Editions

ISBN-13: 9781423111931

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