The Tendency of Denotative Representation and Communication in Disney Animation

디즈니 애니메이션의 외시 의미적 표현과 소통의 경향

  • 오동일 (선문대학교 문화콘텐츠학과)
  • Received : 2014.09.11
  • Accepted : 2014.10.28
  • Published : 2014.11.28


Roland Barthes views a myth as a chain of connotative concepts that are mutually connected. For him, a myth appears through a chain connotation that is mutually related, due to the first-stage signification system. In other words, the connotation of a particular scene is already inherent in a culture in the form of social convention or social values before it is made. In the case of Disney animation, as mentioned Barthes, it has also two layers of denotation and connotation for signification. However, Disney animation shows the tendency that seek the denotative representation and the direct communication, based on the typified character, to the representation and delivery of the myth that is inherent. Therefore, the tendency of denotative signification is seen Disney animation can be said as a branch of research methodology for the approach to the aesthetics of Disney animation.


Disney Animation;Signification;Denotation;Connotation;Myth


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