Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Computer-Animated FilmIndustry, Style and Genre$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Christopher Holliday

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781474427883

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2019

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474427883.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM EDINBURGH SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.edinburgh.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Edinburgh University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in ESO for personal use.date: 24 January 2022



(p.1) Introduction
The Computer-Animated Film

Christopher Holliday

Edinburgh University Press

The introduction argues for the significance of the computer-animated film by placing this popular media form within its historical, cultural and critical contexts. It charts the rejuvenation of U.S. animation during the 1990s and the broader market response to Toy Story (1995), as well as identifying the global circulation of computer-animated films by establishing the expansion of the international computer graphics community and rise in CG facilities, divisions and subsidiaries beyond Hollywood. The introduction also unfolds its central argument regarding film genre, expounding the evaluative possibilities made available by genre theory to the close examination of the computer-animated film. The main body of writing surveys the critical contexts that have accounted for the computer-animated film’s scholarly place across a multitude of disciplines. Genre is then innovatively positioned as an enabling tool that brings into relief the terms under which computer-animated films can be held distinct from other forms and styles of animation.

Keywords:   Industry, ideological criticism, genre, Hollywood, studios

Edinburgh Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.