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Pixar's America : the Re-Animation of American Myths and Symbols.

Author: Dietmar Meinel
Publisher: Cham : Springer International Publishing, 2016.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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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
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Description: 1 online resource (245 pages)
Contents: Dedication; Acknowledgments; Contents; chapter 1: Exceptional Animation: An€Introduction; From Failure to€Fame: The€Pixar Studio and€Digital Animation; Animating Revolt or Monstrous Beings?; All Ages Admitted; "Every Line Drawn, Object Moved, and€Shape Changed"; Animating the€Myths and€Symbols of€American Culture; Remediating the€Myths and€Symbols of€American Culture; Notes; chapter 2: "You Better Play Nice": Digital Enchantment and€the€Performance of€Toyness in€Toy Story (1995); Fearful Sheriff Dolls and€Oblivious Space-Ranger Action Figures; Stupid, Little, Insignificant Toys. The Space-Traveling American AdamThe Enchanting Performance of Toyness; Notes; chapter 3: An Animated Toast to the Ephemeral: The Multicultural Logic of Late Capitalism in Toy Story 2 (1999); The Multicultural Myth of Woody, Buzz, and Bill; A Postmodern Toy Story; The Digital Logic of Late Capitalism; A Toast to the Ephemeral; Notes; chapter 4: A Story of Social Justice? The Liberal Consensus in Monsters, Inc. (2001); Monsters of Plenty; The Liberal Consensus of Monstropolis; A Good Society of Monsters: Individualism, Meritocracy, and Affirmative Government; Animating the Good Society? The Green, One-Eyed SchlemielNotes; chapter 5: "From Rags to€Moderate Riches": The€American Dream in€Ratatouille (2007); Pixar's Animated American Dream; Class, Space, and€the€Animated Dream; Hyper-White Food Critics and€Non-White Chefs: The€Villains in Ratatouille; Learning to€Perform: Middle Class, the Ratatouille Restaurant, and€(the Aesthetics of) Ordinary Whiteness; An Exceptionalist Rat?; Notes; chapter 6: "Space. The€Final Fun-tier": Returning Home to€the€Frontier in€WALL-E (2008); The Significance of€the€Post-Apocalyptic Frontier. Mediating the€Frontier: Consumerism, Nostalgia, and€Digital CinematographyGendered Robots: Male Garbage Compressors and€Female Drones; The Brave, New World Aboard the€Axiom; Earth. The€Final Frontier; Notes; chapter 7: Empire Is Out There!? The€Spirit of€Imperialism in€Up (2009); The Imperial Fantasies of€James, Carl, and€Charles; Adventure Is in€Here: Rewriting the€Imperial Fantasy; The Spirit of€the€Informal Empire; Notes; Chapter 8: "And when everyone is super & no one will be": The€End of€the€American Myth in€The Incredibles (2004); "Celebrating Mediocrity." The Incredibles: A€Voluntary AssociationVictimizing the€White, Male Superhero Body; From Heroine to€Homemaker & to€Heroine, Again; Leaving Suburbia; Chapter 9: Driving in€Circles: The€American Puritan Jeremiad in€Cars (2006); Narratives of€Individual and€National Decline; Imagined Pasts: The€Jeremiad and€the€Golden Age of€the€1950s; Imagined Spaces: The€American South; The Sound of€American Myths and€Symbols; Chapter 10: Animating a€Yet Unimagined America? The€Mediation of€American Exceptionalism in€Toy Story 3 (2010); Errand into the€Daycare Wilderness.
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