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Pixar's America : the re-animation of American myths and symbols

Author: Dietmar Meinel
Publisher: Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2016]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Whether interventionist sheriff dolls liberating oppressed toys (Toy Story) or exceptionally talented rodents hoping to fulfill their dreams (Ratatouille), these cinematic texts draw on popular myths and symbols of American culture. As Pixar films refashion traditional American figures, motifs and narratives for contemporary audiences, this book looks at their politics - from the frontier myth in light of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Meinel, Dietmar.
Pixar's America : The Re-Animation of American Myths and Symbols.
Cham : Springer International Publishing, ©2016
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Dietmar Meinel
ISBN: 9783319316345 3319316346
OCLC Number: 958386098
Notes: UC Merced Library notes:
Ebook Central DDA Titles
Description: 1 online resource (245 pages)
Contents: 1 Exceptional animation: an introduction --
2 "You better play nice" : digital enchantment and the performance of toyness in Toy Story (1995) --
3 An animated toast to the ephemeral : the multicultural logic of late capitalism in Toy Story 2 (1999) --
4 A story of social justice? The liberal consensus in Monsters, Inc. (2001) --
5 "From rags to moderate riches" : the American dream in Ratatouille (2007) --
6 "Space. The final fun-tier" : returning home to the frontier in Wall-E (2008) --
7 Empire is out there!? The spirit of imperialism in Up (2009) --
8 "And when everyone is super ... no one will be" : the end of the American myth in The Incredibles (2004) --
Driving in circles : the American Puritan Jeremiad in Cars (2006) --
Animating a yet unimagined America? The mediation of American exceptionalism in Toy Story 3 (2010).
Responsibility: Dietmar Meinel.
Local System Bib Number:
ocn958386098

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AsPixar films refashion traditional American figures, motifs and narratives forcontemporary audiences, this book looks at their politics - from the frontiermyth in light of traditional gender roles  Read more...
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