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A Cultural Studies Analysis Of Popular Culture Production Through Animated Movies. A Review Of Wall E And Robots

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A Cultural studies analysis of popular culture production through animated MoviesA review of Wall E and RobotsByOdiley Festus 065335ForRTVF 51115th DecemberForProf Tugurl IlterCinema and movies have become hallmarks of modern lifestyle in contemporary society, Modernity is defined by them, in the so called 'civilized' world the media are not just entertainment institutions they are creators of culture itself. This assumption is the basis of this research that the dominant media corporations systematically seduce their audiences (namely young kids) to the illusions of western culture and there creating an environment for popular culture acceptance through the aid of animated movies. To ...view middle of the document...

4 billion dollars. //www.pixar.com/ (Wikipedia.org) .In my research I was amazed by the extent global media corporations would be willing to invest in animation movies production, they spend billions of dollars on animation production companies especially when most of the people tend to see it as a children's plaything, sometimes not worth seeing by adults and left for children to consume. Why then was a company willing to pay so much for what is perceived to be so little? This only led to further questions, was the motive totally profitable for the company, who were the audiences, what was sold and what was gained? I will attempt to answer these in my paper. But before that it would be necessary to acquaint you with the plot of the animations chosen for this study.RobotsHere the movie takes the shape many keen movie critics would observe that is typical of the western media. The story shows a poor struggling family (of robots) who give birth (create) to a son(Patriarchal), who is projected as the hero, he is portrayed as a maverick a genius, who has dreams (American dream) of making it in the big world (robot city). He faces a lot of challenges and villains but like the old western movies; he saves the day, becomes the hero and gets to kiss the girl. It is interesting to note that this attributes that are given to robots include feelings (robots are machines hence can not feel) voices (robots does not even have a mouth) but they are projected to look that way to kids, that feelings and emotions interprete certain social behavior and they expect kids to learn from this and act so in a modern society.Wall EThis plot shows a robot who is designed for cleaning up the already polluted earth named WALL E, like the first robot meets the sophisticated and beautiful robot EVE (female) falls in love and follows her out into space defying everything as he eventually follows her on an adventure out to space with the motive he wants to protect her despite all odds and like the typically western movies climaxes we all have come to know so well. He (WALL E) saves the day, becomes the Hero and wins the girl sealing it with a kiss. Although my plot may have skipped a few things the purpose of this paper is not to retell the movie but to problematize the portrayal of western culture dominance to unsuspecting children or audiences.Analyzing the effects of animation movies can not be done without first of all recognizing effects of the media on consumers. In her book House of Dreams, Jane Addams captures the mesmerizing effects of the cinema on the audiences "Going to the show" for thousands of young people in an industrial city is the only possible roads to the realms of mystery and romance; the theater is the only place where they can satisfy their craving for a conception of life higher than what the actual world offers them. (Addams, 2004, p. 25) Inventions and commodification as well as the quest to make more profit by corporations has brought the cinema...

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