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Filmotomy Podcast Episode 31: Are Animated Films Just For Kids?

Animation is the topic of discussion for the podcast this week. And just how child-friendly the genre has been over its cinematic evolution. Our fair maiden, and host, Bianca Garner helps paint the picture with Daniel Smith-Rowsey, Rob Motto, and Jonathan Holmes. And they all put forward their notions of the animated film, how it has changed over the years, the various contexts of the stories told, and just how much of it is catered for the adult as well as the child. As always please subscribe, comment, and enjoy.

Film Extracts: Aladdin (1992); Beauty and the Beast (1991); Inside Out (2015); Shrek (2001); The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (2018); Song of the South (1946)

Music Extracts: Prologue from Beauty and the Beast by Alan Menken; The Circle of Life from The Lion King by Elton John, Tim Rice, Carmen Twillie, Lebo M.; Gole Yakh from Persepolis by Olivier Bernet

Other Extracts: Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse; Roger Ebert from Ebert and Roper


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