To infinity and back again: hand-drawn aesthetic and affection for the past in Pixar's pioneering animation

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dc.contributor.author Haswell, Helen
dc.date.accessioned 2018-04-24T11:27:38Z
dc.date.available 2018-04-24T11:27:38Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.citation Haswell, H. (2014) 'To infinity and back again: hand-drawn aesthetic and affection for the past in Pixar's pioneering animation', Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media, 8. doi: 10.33178/alpha.8.02 en
dc.identifier.issued 8
dc.identifier.startpage 1
dc.identifier.endpage 17
dc.identifier.issn 2009-4078
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/5856
dc.identifier.doi 10.33178/alpha.8.02
dc.description.abstract In 2011, Pixar Animation Studios released a short film that challenged the contemporary characteristics of digital animation. La Luna (Enrico Casarosa) marks a pivotal shift in Pixar’s short film canon by displaying hand-drawn artwork and man-made textures. Widely considered the innovators of computer-generated animation, Pixar is now experimenting with 2D animation techniques and with textures that oppose the clean and polished look of mainstream American animation. This article aims to outline the significant technological developments that have facilitated an organic aesthetic by suggesting that nostalgia dictates a preference for a more traditional look. It will also argue that this process pioneered by Pixar has in turn influenced the most recent short films of Walt Disney Animation Studios en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Film and Screen Media, University College Cork en
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dc.rights © 2014, The Author(s) en
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.subject Digital animation en
dc.subject Pixar en
dc.subject Technological en
dc.subject Short film en
dc.subject La Luna en
dc.subject Hand-drawn artwork en
dc.subject Man-made texture en
dc.subject Computer-generated animation en
dc.subject 2D en
dc.subject Nostalgia en
dc.subject Tradition en
dc.subject Organic aesthetic en
dc.title To infinity and back again: hand-drawn aesthetic and affection for the past in Pixar's pioneering animation en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Helen Haswell, Queen’s University Belfast en
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dc.description.version Published Version en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media en
dc.identifier.journalabbrev Alphaville


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