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A Study on the Masculinity of Male Characters Represented in the Disney Feature Animation Frozen

디즈니 장편 애니메이션 <겨울왕국>에 나타나는 남성 캐릭터의 남성성 연구

  • Oh, Dong-Il (Department of History and Cultural Contents, Sun-Moon University)
  • 오동일 (선문대학교 역사문화콘텐츠학과)
  • Received : 2017.09.07
  • Accepted : 2017.11.25
  • Published : 2017.11.30

Abstract

The Disney Studios have been aiming at the animation storytelling of the signification system that the contemporary audience can universally accept. And it can be said that such storytelling is aesthetic expression based on the contemporary mainstream dominant mythology. Seen from this perspective, the changes of the masculinity of male characters that are represented in the Disney feature animation Frozen are not just a simple aesthetic phenomenon but a strategy of animation storytelling that reflects the contemporary cultural and social trend. The gender identity of the male characters of Frozen is completely freed from the existing stereotypes about Disney feature animations, and it positively presents the changes of the gender roles that reflect the changes in social value and the needs of the times.

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