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Explorer Cafe Spring 2021: March 17
Serious Cartoons: What Can Animated Films Teach Us About How We Treat Animals?
part of the ongoing Serious Cartoons series
The Animated Bestiary
Publication Date: 2008-11-28
From Mouse to Mermaid
Elizabeth Bell (Editor); Lynda Haas (Editor); Laura Sells (Editor)
Publication Date: 1995-10-01
Reading the Rabbit
Kevin S. Sandler
Call Number: NC1766.U52 W37365 1998 c.2, 3rd FLOOR
Publication Date: 1998-06-01
Dissertations and Theses
Bliss, Gillian E. "Redefining the Anthropomorphic Animal in Animation.", Loughborough University (United Kingdom), 2017
Men and Beasts | Anthropomorphism in Character Animation.by Joseph Learoyd
A discussion about the use of anthroporphism in the animation, and how humanising animals allows us to explore darker, adult themes in a lighter tone.
The Evolution of Anthropomorphism in Animated Films. March 13, 2016
. . . According to the Oxford dictionary, anthropomorphism is the attribution of human traits, emotions and intentions to non-human entities. This means that pretty much every animal in every cartoon ever is anthropomorphized to some degree.
Anthropomorphic Animals and Their Use in Cartoons and Comics - The Bad Webcomics Wiki.
Cooper, T. P. (2014). Walt at war – animation, transformation and indoctrination: The hypothetical image of Disney’s animal soldiers. Animation : An Interdisciplinary Journal, 9(3), 333-351. https://doi.org/10.1177/1746847714546251
Holliday, C. (2016). ‘I’m Not a Real Boy, I’m a Puppet’: Computer-Animated Films and Anthropomorphic Subjectivity. Animation, 11(3), 246–262. https://doi.org/10.1177/1746847716661456
Dydynski, J. M., & Mäekivi, N. (2019). Darwin’s antithesis revisited – a zoosemiotic perspective on expressing emotions in animals and animal cartoon characters. Sign Systems Studies, 47(1/2), 205-233. https://doi.org/10.12697/SSS.2019.47.1-2.08
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