Today I got something special for you. Back in summer 2014, I wrote an essay about the reception of animation films today. It was written as part of my studies for a special business English excercise and I think it’s rather good. Without further comment – enjoy and feel free to leave a comment!
Animation films: More than just plain entertainment for children?
In the early thirties of the last century, Walt Disney introduced the world to a new genre of film: the animated motion picture. Since then we have come a long way and today, most of the traditional animation techniques have been replaced with computer animation. Animated feature films are more popular than ever, with huge numbers at the box office. Regardless of these impressive developments there are still a lot of moviegoers, who do not recognize animation as a genre for grown-ups and strengthen a misleading view: Animated films are nothing but entertainment for children. In this essay I am going to discuss the issue, point out its roots and outline why people should be more open minded about the modern animation genre. Continue reading