Analysis Of Judith Halberstam's Essay 'And Revolting Animation'

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Judith Halberstam’s essay “Animation Revolt and Revolting Animation” brings to the surface topics such as Neo-anarchist utopian worlds in Chicken Run and Oedipal themes in Toy Story. She states that the movies have subliminal messages that are hidden to the eyes of the average viewer, but still affect the way that the viewers see the rest of the world and society as a whole. The more a child sees a common theme in movies the more used to and accepting they are of the idea in the real world. This essay will be discussing Halberstam's use of rhetorical strategies and the ways that they influence the meaning and purpose of the piece.
When Halberstam compares “Monsters Inc.” to modern day government(post 9/11). She notes that In the movie “Monsters Inc.” they
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Movies like Frozen are said to be revolutionary because they do not have a male character as the lead or the hero so to speak. In fact in frozen the main conflict is between two sisters, these rolls unprecedented in movies before us.”An animated self allows for the deconstruction of ideas of a timeless and natural humanity” As humans we tend to only think about what truly lies on the surface of one another. We tend not to search deep down within someone to try and create or find something new inside of them. This quote shows that we can create and manage idealisms and total other worlds in that of animation, and that the idealism in the movies can sometimes come out from within them and embed itself in the minds of people all ages. Every movie has a moral and every movie has a lesson. Some more prominent than others. However, you do not need to be young to be taught a lesson by something as simple as the movie “Robots” a funny comedy that has race and culture wars strewn through the entire movie. The entire purpose of the movie is to make all of the robots seem equal again and make all of them happy and

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