Disney Pixar and the Hidden Messages of Children s Films

Yet racism and sexism linger in the cracks and crevices of American life, so children's films that support equality in matters of race and gender are still valuable. Because such films at this point do little more than support what has ...


Author: M. Keith Booker

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313376726

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 214

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This work is a wide-ranging survey of American children's film that provides detailed analysis of the political implications of these films, as well as a discussion of how movies intended for children have come to be so persistently charged with meaning. * Provides chapter-by-chapter coverage of films from different studios, including two chapters on Disney, one on Pixar, and one on films from other studios (with a special focus on Dreamworks) * Offers bibliographical listings of both printed works cited and films cited in the text * Includes a comprehensive index

Children s Films

Class children's cinema, 134, 201 Harriet the Spy, 143–145 Marxist theory, 40, 133 Shirley Temple, 133–141 Stand By Me, 142 Commodity children's films, 126–128 French film theory, 125 Marx (Das Capital), 126 Communism Disney testimony, ...


Author: Ian Wojik-Andrews

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135576615

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 275

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First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Oxford Handbook of Children s Film

Furthermore, despite the ubiquity of orphans in children's stories, the relationship between adults and children is important to children's films. In Matilda (Danny DeVito, 1996), Matilda liberates Miss Honey's class from tyranny, ...


Author: Noel Brown

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190939359

Category: Children's films

Page: 896

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The Oxford Handbook of Children's Film offers a uniquely comprehensive study of children's cinema from an interdisciplinary, nuanced, global perspective.

The Children s Film

internationally renowned Soviet studios, Soiuzmul'tfilm and Soiuzdetfilm; animation produced in various quarters between 1933 and 1945 under the German Third Reich; the children's films produced by the state-run, socialist production ...


Author: Noel Brown

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231851114

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 144

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Films for children and young people are a constant in the history of cinema, from its beginnings to the present day. This book serves as a comprehensive introduction to the children's film, examining its recurrent themes and ideologies, and common narrative and stylistic principles. Opening with a thorough consideration of how the genre may be defined, this volume goes on to explore how children's cinema has developed across its broad historical and geographic span, with particular reference to films from the United States, Britain, France, Denmark, Russia, India, and China. Analyzing changes and continuities in how children's film has been conceived, it argues for a fundamental distinction between commercial productions intended primarily to entertain, and non-commercial films made under pedagogical principles, and produced for purposes of moral and behavioral instruction. In elaborating these different forms, this book outlines a history of children's cinema from the early days of commercial cinema to the present, explores key critical issues, and provides case studies of major children's films from around the world.

The Palgrave Handbook of Children s Film and Television

adopt My Life as a Courgette (Ma vie de courgette) (2016)1 as a case study. one of the most acclaimed but controversial children's films of recent years, the French-Swiss-animated feature was widely interpreted as a radical intervention ...


Author: Casie Hermansson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030176204

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 594

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This volume explores film and television for children and youth. While children’s film and television vary in form and content from country to country, their youth audience, ranging from infants to “screenagers”, is the defining feature of the genre and is written into the DNA of the medium itself. This collection offers a contemporary analysis of film and television designed for this important audience, with particular attention to new directions evident in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. With examples drawn from Iran, China, Korea, India, Israel, Eastern Europe, the Philippines, and France, as well as from the United States and the United Kingdom, contributors address a variety of issues ranging from content to production, distribution, marketing, and the use of film, both as object and medium, in education. Through a diverse consideration of media for young infants up to young adults, this volume reveals the newest trends in children’s film and television and its role as both a source of entertainment and pedagogy.

The Children s Film Foundation

The tone of his interview is certainly belligerent, with Geddes insisting that the CFF knows exactly what children want; he makes no acknowledgment of the fact that the Foundation's films were still only playing a partial role in the ...


Author: Robert Shail

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781838718664

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 208

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From the 1950s to the 1980s the Children's Film Foundation made films for Saturday morning cinema clubs across the UK - entertaining and educating generations of British children. This first history of this much-loved organisation provides an overview of the CFF's films, interviews with key backstage personnel, and memories of audience members.

Children s Film in the Digital Age

As the category “children's film” indicates, the targeted audience is of utmost importance as far as Dubashi is concerned, as it is the prerogative ofeducating and entertaining the children that dictates the funding from the state, ...


Author: Karin Beeler

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786475964

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 202

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Films of the past 15 years have been released in a number of formats and reflect a reconceptualization of film genres, audiences and the impact of technology on adaptation. Focusing on multiple audiences, film adaptation, nationalism, globalism and consumer culture, this collection of new essays explores how children's film can be re-examined alongside recent developments in their production. These analyses consider the effect of multimedia strategies on the child audience, and the opportunities for participation and their pedagogical implications. The essays also address how childhood is embedded within films and linked to various consumer contexts.

Children Film and Literacy

Anxieties expressed about global industries dominating children's cultural lives are hardly surprising, especially in the case of children in the UK who rarely access UK children's film. Perhaps because of these anxieties, ...


Author: Becky Parry

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137294333

Category: Social Science

Page: 228

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Children, Film and Literacy explores the role of film in children's lives. The films children engage in provide them with imaginative spaces in which they create, play and perform familiar and unfamiliar, fantasy and everyday narratives and this narrative play is closely connected to identity, literacy and textual practices. Family is key to the encouragement of this social play and, at school, the playground is also an important site for this activity. However, in the literacy classroom, some children encounter a discontinuity between their experiences of narrative at home and those that are valued in school. Through film children develop understandings of the common characteristics of narrative and the particular 'language' of film. This book demonstrates the ways in which children are able to express and develop distinct and complex understandings of narrative, that is to say, where they can draw on their own experiences (including those in a moving image form). Children whose primary experiences of narrative are moving images face particular challenges when their experiences are not given opportunities for expression in the classroom, and this has urgent implications for the teaching of literacy.

Horror Films for Children

encompass 'films about childhood, and films children see regardless of whether or not they are children's films' (2000: 19). However, by that reasoning, the corpus of this book would have to consider practically all horror films.


Author: Catherine Lester

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350135277

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 232

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Children and horror are often thought to be an incompatible meeting of audience and genre, beset by concerns that children will be corrupted or harmed through exposure to horror media. Nowhere is this tension more clear than in horror films for adults, where the demonic child villain is one of the genre's most enduring tropes. However, horror for children is a unique category of contemporary Hollywood cinema in which children are addressed as an audience with specific needs, fears and desires, and where child characters are represented as sympathetic protagonists whose encounters with the horrific lead to cathartic, subversive and productive outcomes. Horror Films for Children examines the history, aesthetics and generic characteristics of children's horror films, and identifies the 'horrific child' as one of the defining features of the genre, where it is as much a staple as it is in adult horror but with vastly different representational, interpretative and affective possibilities. Through analysis of case studies including blockbuster hits (Gremlins), cult favourites (The Monster Squad) and indie darlings (Coraline), Catherine Lester asks, what happens to the horror genre, and the horrific children it represents, when children are the target audience?

Asian Children s Literature and Film in a Global Age

As a result of these broader, intertwined genres, children's cinema in India invariably finds itself positioned amid many vexed categories that are part of the larger, overall production complex of Indian cinema.


Author: Bernard Wilson

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789811526312

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 398

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This volume provides a key analysis of Asian children’s literature and film and creates a dialogue between East and West and between the cultures from which they emerge, within the complex symbiosis of their local, national and transnational frameworks. In terms of location and content the book embraces a broad scope, including contributions related to the Asian-American diaspora, China, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, South Korea, Sri Lanka, and Taiwan. Individually and collectively, these essays broach crucial questions: What elements of Asian literature and film make them distinctive, both within their own specific culture and within the broader Asian area? What aspects link them to these genres in other parts of the world? How have they represented and shaped the societies and cultures they inhabit? What moral codes do they address, underpin, or contest? The volume provides further voice to the increasingly diverse and fascinating output of the region and emphasises the importance of Asian art forms as depictions of specific cultures but also of their connection to broader themes in children’s texts, and scholarship within this field.