The Resource Pixar's America : The Re-Animation of American Myths and Symbols, by Dietmar Meinel, (electronic resource)

Pixar's America : The Re-Animation of American Myths and Symbols, by Dietmar Meinel, (electronic resource)

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Pixar's America : The Re-Animation of American Myths and Symbols
Title
Pixar's America
Title remainder
The Re-Animation of American Myths and Symbols
Statement of responsibility
by Dietmar Meinel
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Author
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book examines the popular and critically acclaimed films of Pixar Animation Studios in their cultural and historical context. 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 traditional gender roles (WALL-E) to the notion of voluntary associations and neoliberalism (The Incredibles). Through close readings, this volume considers the aesthetics of digital animation, including voice-acting and the simulation of camera work, as further mediations of the traditional themes and motifs of American culture in novel form. Dietmar Meinel explores the ways in which Pixar films come to reanimate and remediate prominent myths and symbols of American culture in all their cinematic, ideological and narrative complexity
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Meinel, Dietmar
Dewey number
301
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LC call number
NC1765-NC1766
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Animated films
  • United States-Study and teaching
  • Motion pictures-United States
  • Motion pictures
  • Animation
  • American Culture
  • American Cinema and TV
  • Film Theory
Label
Pixar's America : The Re-Animation of American Myths and Symbols, by Dietmar Meinel, (electronic resource)
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Publication
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Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Exceptional Animations; The Rise to Popularity: The Pixar Studios and Digital Animation -- Chapter 1; Transnational Aesthetics? The Animation and Mediation of American Culture -- 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 -- Chapter 3; An Animated Toast to the Ephemeral: The Multicultural Logic of Late Capitalism in Toy Story 2 (1999) -- Chapter 4; Chapter 9; Driving In Circles: The American Puritan Jeremiad in Cars (2006) Narratives of Individual and National Decline -- Chapter 10; Animating a Yet Unimagined America? The Mediation of American Exceptionalism in Toy Story 3 (2010)
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (245 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319316345
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-31634-5
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)3710000000838162
  • (EBL)4659360
  • (DE-He213)978-3-319-31634-5
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC4659360
  • (EXLCZ)993710000000838162
Label
Pixar's America : The Re-Animation of American Myths and Symbols, by Dietmar Meinel, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Exceptional Animations; The Rise to Popularity: The Pixar Studios and Digital Animation -- Chapter 1; Transnational Aesthetics? The Animation and Mediation of American Culture -- 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 -- Chapter 3; An Animated Toast to the Ephemeral: The Multicultural Logic of Late Capitalism in Toy Story 2 (1999) -- Chapter 4; Chapter 9; Driving In Circles: The American Puritan Jeremiad in Cars (2006) Narratives of Individual and National Decline -- Chapter 10; Animating a Yet Unimagined America? The Mediation of American Exceptionalism in Toy Story 3 (2010)
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (245 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319316345
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-31634-5
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)3710000000838162
  • (EBL)4659360
  • (DE-He213)978-3-319-31634-5
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC4659360
  • (EXLCZ)993710000000838162

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