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Contemporary Hollywood Animation: Style, Storytelling, Culture and Ideology Since the 1990s

Noel Brown


Until the 1990s, animation occupied a relatively marginal presence in Hollywood. Today, it is at the very heart of both the film industry and contemporary popular culture. Charting the major changes and continuities in Hollywood animation over the past thirty years, this groundbreaking book offers an authoritative history of Hollywood animation since the 1990s. Analysing dozens of key films, including The Lion King, Toy Story, Shrek, Despicable Me, Frozen and Moana, it examines the emergence of new genres and stylistic approaches, as well as the ongoing blurring of boundaries between animation ... More

Keywords: Animation, Hollywood, Disney, Pixar, DreamWorks, Family film, Children’s film

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781474410564
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2021 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474410564.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Noel Brown, author
Liverpool Hope University