Art: Mickey Mouse on Parade

Walt Disney has never considered himself an artist. Nevertheless, ever since Disney invented a good mouse opera, the high-brow art world has beaten a path to his door. Manhattan's Metropolitan and Modern Art Museums have hung stills of the Big Bad Wolf and of Snow White's vultures.

The fault of most exhibitions of Disney art is that they leave out its most striking feature: animation. For, considered simply as drawings and paintings, most Disney stills rate only a notch higher than Christmas cards. Last month one U. S. gallery, the Los Angeles County...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!