Dead Serious: Death Presentations in Children's Animated Media
Media have been characterized as violent and graphic while occupying a significant amount of power within Western culture. Previous research has explored the frequency of violence and death in media but fails to explore the different ways death, specifically, can manifest on the screen. Despite acknowledgment by academia that animated platforms occupy immense cultural clout, few researchers have explored death at all within children’s media. The following research examines the different presentations of death during full-length animated films aimed at child audiences, specifically examining ...
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