Toy Stories Through Song: Pixar, Randy Newman and the Sublimated Film Musical

Smith, Susan (2018) Toy Stories Through Song: Pixar, Randy Newman and the Sublimated Film Musical. In: Toy Story: How Pixar Reinvented the Animated Feature. Bloomsbury, pp. 105-126. ISBN 9781501324918

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Abstract

Toy Story (John Lasseter, 1995), Pixar’s first feature-length production and Hollywood’s first completely computer-generated animated film, is an international cultural phenomenon. This collection brings together a diverse range of scholars and practitioners who together explore the themes, compositional techniques, cultural significance and industry legacy of this landmark in contemporary cinema.

Topics range from industrial concerns, such as the film’s groundbreaking use of computer generated imagery and the establishment of Pixar as a major player in the animation world, to examinations of its music, aesthetics, and the role of toys in both the film and its fandom. The Toy Story franchise as a whole is also considered, with chapters looking at its cross-generational appeal and the experience of growing up alongside the series.

As the first substantial work on this landmark film, this book will serve as an authoritative introduction for scholars, students and fans alike.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Media > Cinema and Film
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Creative Industries
Faculty of Arts and Creative Industries > School of Media and Communications
Depositing User: Barry Hall
Date Deposited: 22 Dec 2017 11:43
Last Modified: 18 Feb 2020 15:56
URI: http://sure.sunderland.ac.uk/id/eprint/8575

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