Though ordinarily associated with children's entertainment, animation has an ability to express the absurd and the profound across a broad range of narratives and themes. Looking at the ways in which animated works reflect and subvert real-world physics, comment on their own artifice, play with audience expectations and encapsulate filmmaking styles, Sam Higgs explores the medium's advantages and multifaceted possibilities.
Teaching Media, primary, middle years, senior secondary, Disney, Pixar, The Polar Express, uncanny valley, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, self-awareness, audience, violence, live action, artifice, The Lego Batman Movie, Anomalisa, Deadpool, Rick and Morty, Grave of the Fireflies, BoJack Horseman, Wes Anderson, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Tim Burton
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