Animation Nation

Just a cartoon? Or an unique way of education?

Animating Youth: the Disnification of Children’s Culture

Animating Youth: the Disnification of Children's Culture

Referentie: A, Giroux, Henry, “Animating Youth: the Disnification of Children’s Culture”, Global television network chair in communication studies, http://www.henryagiroux.com/online_articles/animating_youth.htm (geraadpleegd op 01-03-2012.)

Plaatskenmerk: Internet

Extract: “The significance of animated films as a site of learning is heightened by the widespread recognition that schools and other public sites are increasingly beset by a crisis of vision, purpose, and motivation. The mass media, especially the world of Hollywood films, on the contrary, constructs a dream-like world of security, coherence, and childhood innocence where kids find a place to situate themselves in their emotional lives. Unlike the often hard nosed, joyless reality of schooling, children’s films provide a high tech, visual space where adventure and pleasure meet in a fantasy world of possibilities and a commercial sphere of consumerism and commodification. The educational relevance of animated films became especially clear to me as my kids experienced the vast entertainment and teaching machine embodied by Disney. Increasingly as I watched a number of Disney films first in the movie theater and later on in video, I became aware of how necessary it was to move beyond treating these films as transparent entertainment to question the diverse representations and messages that constitute Disney’s conservative view of the world. ”

Commentary: In the extract there is one quote i want to tell something about: “Increasingly as I watched a number of Disney films first in the movie theater and later on in video, I became aware of how necessary it was to move beyond treating these films as transparent entertainment to question the diverse representations and messages that constitute Disney’s conservative view of the world. ” This is also my point exactly! You dont watch a film like this just as shere entertainment, the quality and the vision put into these films are unique and tell different stories on its own. The view of disney is one that teaches childeren around the world morals and values, how to deal with sad news and respect friendship. This moral guidance had such a effect on the world that you can almost see Disney as significant as a religion!

Single Post Navigation

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: