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John Lasseter

Richard Neupert

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040153
eISBN:
9780252098352
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040153.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Celebrated as Pixar's “Chief Creative Officer,” John Lasseter is a revolutionary figure in animation history and one of today's most important filmmakers. Lasseter films from Luxo Jr. to Toy Story ... More


Contemporary Hollywood Animation: Style, Storytelling, Culture and Ideology Since the 1990s

Noel Brown

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474410564
eISBN:
9781474495172
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474410564.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Until the 1990s, animation occupied a relatively marginal presence in Hollywood. Today, it is at the very heart of both the film industry and contemporary popular culture. Charting the major changes ... More


Animating Space: From Mickey to WALL-E

J.P. Telotte

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125862
eISBN:
9780813135540
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125862.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Animators work within a strictly defined, limited space that requires difficult artistic decisions. The blank frame presents a dilemma for all animators, and the decision as to what to include and ... More


Animation and Digital Culture

Paul Wells

in American Thought and Culture in the 21st Century

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748626014
eISBN:
9780748670673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748626014.003.0019
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

In this chapter, Paul Wells argues that the literal and metaphorical developments of animation in the twenty-first century allow ‘virtual histories’ to be constructed from the subjective and relative ... More


New Media, Digitextuality, and Widescreen

Harper Cossar

in Letterboxed: The Evolution of Widescreen Cinema

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813126517
eISBN:
9780813135618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813126517.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines online and video gaming texts that use widescreen-esque views in an effort to reproduce cinematic qualities and thus present their products in terms of highbrow consumption ... More


The Pixar Reality: Digital Space and Beyond

J. P. Telotte

in Animating Space: From Mickey to WALL-E

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125862
eISBN:
9780813135540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125862.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses the work of the leading name in digital animation, Pixar Animation Studios. It looks into the new spatial world that has evoked the anxiety found informing the two films ... More


Digital Effects Animation and the New Hybrid Cinema

J. P. Telotte

in Animating Space: From Mickey to WALL-E

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125862
eISBN:
9780813135540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125862.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses and assesses the changes that contemporary cinema is seeing as the techniques and technology demonstrated in the animated films of Pixar increasingly migrate to and affect the ... More


Double Doublage: Toy Story Cars

Colleen Montgomery

in Locating the Voice in Film: Critical Approaches and Global Practices

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190261122
eISBN:
9780190261153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190261122.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American, History, Western

Although international box office revenue accounts for an increasingly important share of Hollywood animated features’ profits, relatively little scholarly work addresses how these films’ vocal ... More


John Lasseter and the Rise of Pixar Style

Richard Neupert

in John Lasseter

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040153
eISBN:
9780252098352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040153.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter chronicles the rise of John Lasseter's career and the groundbreaking animated films he directed, revealing ways he and his colleagues at Pixar changed the direction of commercial ... More


Change and Continuity: The Making of Contemporary Hollywood Animation

Noel Brown

in Contemporary Hollywood Animation: Style, Storytelling, Culture and Ideology Since the 1990s

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474410564
eISBN:
9781474495172
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474410564.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In setting the scene, the opening chapter does four things. First, it surveys production trends in Hollywood feature animation from the 1930s to the present. Second, it presents an overview of the ... More


Crossing Boundaries: Families, Audiences and the Mainstream Aesthetic

Noel Brown

in Contemporary Hollywood Animation: Style, Storytelling, Culture and Ideology Since the 1990s

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474410564
eISBN:
9781474495172
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474410564.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores two overarching and interrelated themes. The first is the narrative centrality of family and friendship in post-1990s Hollywood animation, and how this relates to broader social ... More


Girls in Bears’ Clothing in Greek Myth and Disney/Pixar’s Brave

Elizabeth A. Manwell

in Classical Traditions in Modern Fantasy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780190610050
eISBN:
9780190610081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190610050.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Elizabeth Manwell, in “Girls in Bears’ Clothing in Greek Myth and Disney/Pixar’s Brave,” examines the non-conformist Disney princess Merida and her mother Elinor within the larger context of ... More


“Remember Me”: Intergenerational Dialogue in Disney-Pixar Animation

Zoe Jaques

in Intergenerational Solidarity in Children's Literature and Film

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781496831910
eISBN:
9781496831965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496831910.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

From Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) to Tangled (2002), Disney stories have shown a long time commitment to variously highlighting, and then conservatively healing, fissures between ... More


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