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Falling Anvils and Flying Pigs: The History and Analysis of Animated Cinema
FILM 303
Spring 2015 not offered

This survey course will provide a historical and theoretical introduction to the art, commerce, and ideology of animated films. Through an examination of the wide variety of technical and artistic approaches to the form, the course will investigate the aesthetic and cultural aspects of the animated image. In particular, we will consider the paradox of animation. For children, animation has served as Hollywood's principal form of pedagogical entertainment. For adults, animated films have become among the most subversive of cinematic forms. Mainstream American shorts and features will provide the bulk of the course screenings but will be supplemented by Eastern European, Russian, Canadian, British, French, and Japanese animated films. Titles to be viewed will include early silent shorts, Disney's SILLY SYMPHONIES, Warner Brothers' LOONEY TOONS, SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS, WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT?, FRITZ THE CAT, TOY STORY, GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES, NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS, and WAKING LIFE to name but a few.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA FILM
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: FILM304 AND FILM310
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (FILM-MN)

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