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;