This excerpt, more than anything, shows Walt’s optimism for life, and more than anything else, this evident optimism, in my opinion, is what propelled his success: “Get the thought that when you are in the dumps open up and sing and be happy. You don’t know where your home is going to be. The birds never know where their next home will be or from where their next meal is coming. Get the angle, when you are in a pickle make the best of it and be happy. You can find happiness any where if you look for it. If you are open with your mind and let the right thoughts come into it, there is bound to be happiness.”
Disneyland used forced perspective to elicit a feeling of size. Here, they are doing the opposite, to get a feeling of smallness, to convey scary: “CHARLIE: What do you think of increasing the size of the trees all the way through the woods and reduce her size and keep her getting smaller and smaller?”
Finally, I’d like to point out that they are using their proven technique of using contrast to hold audience attention, transitioning from extremes, going from very sad to very happy, very scared to peace, etc.
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