One of many animators to benefit was Bob Godfrey. Known as the Godfather of UK animation, he would go on to win Britain 's first animation Oscar in 1975 for a short film called Great. Probably most famous for children 's TV series Roobarb and Custard, the range, breadth and volume of Godfrey 's work was an inspiration to those that followed, including Aardman Animations. It was TV advertising revenue, however, that kept Godfrey 's studio solvent, allowing him to make more films.
The time spend on watching television is overwhelmingly exceeds any other human activities, like take care of children, socializing or outdoor activities, etc. The Simpsons often teases Americans love television. For example, when Bart and Homer asked Maggie what is her favorite, she immediately went to hold the TV; another scene is Homer tends to become fidget because he will spend a winter without television and beer. This is no exaggeration to depict real situation in current society. “Television viewing time in America has not fallen off over years, and that in its present state television may be reaching close to its maximum audience” (Robinson, 2001,
Women weren 't the only ones known to influence the period, men such as Walt Disney also played a great role. Disney was a television producer and showman, who was known to be a pioneer of cartoon films and the creator of Disneyland. Like almost any other celebrity, Walt 's career grew from his early life. Walter Elias Disney was born in 1901 in Chicago. He drew, painted and sold pictures to his neighbors and family friends.
Over a quarter of a century, The Simpsons has largely influenced pop culture with its rich and entertaining history. All shows begin with a humble idea, and The Simpsons is no exception. Matt Groening, the series’ creator, was working on a simple comic called “Life in Hell”, about a rabbit family (De La Roca 1). In 1987, he was set to pitch an idea to Jim Brooks, an executive at the Fox network, about a group of short animated sketches to be played during the newly created Tracey Ullman Show (De La Roca 1), and was going to use his rabbit comic, but decided against it (Fox would gain the rights of whatever he created). Before the meeting, he drew a crude, yellow-hued family,
For assignment 2, I choose the piece “Lohengrin: Act III: Prelude” composed by Richard Wagner. This piece is located in the “Types of Listeners I: Introduction and Casual Listeners” section. This piece really caught my attention because of the overall composing which reminded me of a cartoon story during my childhood days, particularly the Disney animation Mickey Mouse. This leads to my interest in analyzing it as a referential listener. The title of the piece is Lohengrin: Act III: Prelude which emphasizes that the piece is an introductory to a bigger performance, which in this case indicates a story of tension and conflict.
With Walt Disney’s successful corporation, Disney movies have been watched from one generation to another. The Disney Corporation has a massive reputation due to its major television network, radio stations, bestselling cartoons, computer games, and clothing. This specific corporation has a huge cultural influence, which has been seen over time. Every movie by the Disney Corporation has been firstly released in theatres worldwide, as well as securing each movie’s popularity with a 7-year rotation so it can interest the upcoming generations. The power of success that the movies have is capable of forming the way each child thinks about their personal interests, who they are and what kind of person they should be.
" Disney theme parks were built for the whole family to enjoy and they do a fine job stressing that. If you pay close attention to their advertisements you will see that they are not always aimed for children, in fact they are aimed at the parents most of the time with little phrases such as "Let the Memories Begin" and "This is Where the Magic Happens." Even the animation films are made to please the parents, with their good morals and some jokes that are meant for the child not to understand. In addition, the Disney Store has its own Home Decor department which is intended to satisfy the parents' wants as well as their children's, while the child is browsing through the toys, the parent is browsing through the Home Decor section.
Disney made his version friendlier to young children. Also, the Disney version was the first Disney movie made on VHS in the late 1900’s. Walt Disney always seems to make his fairy tales end in the “happily ever after” way. “This is a characteristic of many of Disney’s stories as they go from rags to riches” (Parkinson, p. 1). Also, Disney’s version is more playful and light in the way that children could watch and not be scared.
One of the most successful mergers is the merger of Disney and Pixar. In May 2006, Walt Disney has announced that it is buying Pixar, the animated studio led by Apple head Steve Jobs, in a deal worth $7.4 billion. The merger brings together Disney 's historic franchise of animated characters, such as Mickey, Minnie Mouse and Donald Duck, with Pixar 's stable of cartoon hits, including the two "Toy Story" films, "Finding Nemo" and "The Incredibles."
Toys were cuddly and electronic. Thundercats, by far, were the best toy” (Cornwell). Toys and Toons have definitely changed since the 1980’s. Range from Care Bears to Rubix Cubes to Mario Bros. Care Bears were loving, cuddly stuffed animals that helped comfort young children. TV shows were created after the Care Bears hit.
Jim Henson was a classic puppeteer. He created the Muppets, Sesame Street (http://www.henson.com/sesamestreet.php). The famous and well-loved Kermit the frog was created by Jim Henson. He loved theatre and wanted to be involved in theatre when he was younger (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Henson). He loved it so much that he went into theatre with puppetry.
His studies in engineering acted as a catalyst to what seemed to be an impossible invention. This was a simple television which displayed silhouette images- with a bright light shining through a spinning Nipkow disk and a set where the light passed through. During the 1950’s television spurred a great deal of excitement in the public by the new form of family entertainment. Also,
The 1960s was the golden era of toys, as there were countless of toys to choose from and parents spent more on their children, compared to previous decades. Board games continued to be popular forms of entertainment in the 1960s. At this time, the board games were very family oriented; designed for all ages to join together in competitive fun. " Family Board game nights" were a serious matter.
In the early 1950s, Walt was making plans for Disneyland, new visions began to emerge. Walt was extremely dedicated to making the park different than any other amusement park or entertainment. The success of Disneyland inspired more challenges to improve technology and to grow by stretching the imagination. Walt Disney’s leadership for inspiring others is apparent in the legacy that he left. The Disney Corporation continues to be the leader in advancing