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tweening

tweening  n.— «When Disney’s artists created dancing mushrooms almost 70 years ago, they did so by drawing still pictures on dozens of celluloid pages, or “cels.” But, Lopez and his fellow students are learning to use a...

Floridana

Floridana  n.— «Old postcards are one facet of what some collectors call kitsch and others prefer to call “Floridana”—a broader term that extends beyond the simply silly and encompasses a vast body of memorabilia with one thing in common:...

happy-clappy

happy-clappy  adj.— «You don’t have to be a happy-clappy Silicon Valley hippie to see that computer-driven virtual reality is set to upstage Euro Disney before the millennium. » —“In This Sterile Diorama, Life Is but a...

heart attack kids

heart attack kids  attrib.— «Showtime has the tendency to flip on a switch in front of a crowd. They’re kind of the heart attack kids in that you never know when they’re going to flip on the switch.» —“BHS Musical Dream Team To...

Middle East lite

Middle East lite  n.— «That generic, anyplace quality is part of the public face of Dubai, which some of its many foreign residents tend to compare to Disney World, or even Las Vegas. It is Middle East lite, as a friend living here puts it...

distory

distory  n.— «People who examine how the Disney corporation interprets and presents historical themes to the public have coined the term “distory” to describe the “dis”tortions and “dis”information...

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