New York: the animated city

Pallant, C. (2013) New York: the animated city. Comparative American Studies, 11 (4). pp. 349-360. ISSN 1477-5700.


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The urban landscape of New York City is one that is familiar to many, but, through the medium of animation, this familiarity has been consistently challenged. Often metamorphic, and always meticulously constructed, animated imagery encourages reflective thinking. Focusing on the themes of construction, destruction, and interactivity, this article seeks to cast critical light upon the animated double life that New York City has lived through the following moving image texts: Disney’s Fantasia 2000 (1999), Patrick Jean’s computer-generated short Pixels (2009), and Rockstar Games’ open-world blockbuster Grand Theft Auto IV (2008).

Item Type: Article
Subjects: E History America
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1600 Drama > PN1993 Motion pictures
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Media Art and Design
Depositing User: Dr Chris Pallant
Date Deposited: 10 Sep 2015 13:25
Last Modified: 28 Jan 2016 17:14

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