Saw the article on CSM on Disney exhibit. Of note, also, the editorial in WSJ (sub. req.) about the 2 French presidential candidates. Chirac's party's candidate (Nicolas Sarkozy) is outwardly pro-American, or in a more acceptably Gaullist phrase, anti- anti-Americanism. Predictably his enemies refer to him as "l'Americain". The socialist candidate is notably "agnostic" on anti-Americanism and in debates has taken a very hard line against Iran, and even going so far as to say the new government of Iraq deserves France's support (mon dieu!).
While not a sea-change, it would be nice for reflexive anti-Americanism to be questioned in France -- at least by its absence -- in an election. The last German parliamentary election, likewise, may not have been a referendum on anti-Americanism, but certainly the theme was simmering under the surface - and the current Chancellor (Merkel) most notably has built a career on rubbing German anti-Americans the wrong way - and, predictably - been tagged as an American lackey.
Now if we can just convince them all that Jerry Lewis isn't funny.