Publisher : Korean Society of Cartoon and Animation Studies
DOI : 10.7230/KOSCAS.2016.43.077
Title & Authors
A Study on the Modification of Characters' Role and Desire in Series Animation : focusing on the case of Kung Fu Panda Series Animation Kong, Hyun-Hee;
This study is on the variation of characters' role and desire in the series animation. For this study, Greimas Actant Model is used to analyze characters' role and behavior and Maslow's Motivation Theory is used to analyze the changing pattern in their desire. Finally, Joseph Campbell's Monomyth or Hero's Journey is used to analyze the whole narrative through all the series. For this analysis, this study chose series animation as a case, The study shows that the desire of the protagonist of series animation keeps escalating for higher values. On the contrary, the other characters' desire don't show any consistency. This result can be explained with monomyth frame. The escalation of the desire in natural because the whole series is a three consecutive episodes about the story of a person's turning over a new leaf and reunion of the parted family. Also, the escalation is originally plotted by the protagonist's expectation role in monomyth's three steps; self-awareness, accomplishment and ultimate freedom.
Series Animation;Monomyth;Maslow;Expectation Role;