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Movie poster for The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes

by Critical Commons Manager

Released the year after highly publicized campus protests at Columbia University and the year before the National Guard shootings at Kent State, The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes offers a reassuring escape from the unrest fomenting on many college campuses during the Nixon era. Only a hint of real world student protests appears in the promotional poster for the film, in which students hold up signs surrounding an anthropomorphized mainframe computer.

Movie poster for The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes

Disney's vision of campus hijinks in 1969 includes a combination of computational and protest kitsch

from The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes movie poster (1969)
Creator: Disney
Distributor: Buena Vista
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