Toy Story: Animation - Key Films

Brown, Noel and Smith, Susan and Summers, Sam, eds. (2018) Toy Story: Animation - Key Films. Bloomsbury Academic, London and New York. (Accepted for Publication)

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Toy Story (John Lasseter, 1995), Pixar's first feature-length production and Hollywood's first completely computer-generated animated film, is an international cultural phenomenon. This collection brings together a diverse range of scholars and practitioners who together explore the themes, compositional techniques, cultural significance and industry legacy of this landmark in contemporary cinema.
Topics range from industrial concerns, such as the film's groundbreaking use of computer generated imagery and the establishment of Pixar as a major player in the animation world, to examinations of its music, aesthetics, and the role of toys in both the film and its fandom. The Toy Story franchise as a whole is also considered, with chapters looking at its cross-generational appeal and the experience of growing up alongside the series. As the first substantial work on this landmark film, this book will serve as an authoritative introduction to the film for scholars, students and fans alike.

Item Type: Book
Keywords: Animation, Children's Film, Family Film, Toy Story, Disney, Pixar
Faculty / Department: Faculty of Arts & Humanities > Media and Communication
Depositing User: Noel Brown
Date Deposited: 12 May 2017 13:38
Last Modified: 12 May 2017 13:38

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