Pixar and the Aesthetic Imagination: Animation, Storytelling, and Digital Culture by Eric HerhuthPixar and the Aesthetic Imagination: Animation, Storytelling, and Digital Culture by Eric Herhuth

Pixar and the Aesthetic Imagination: Animation, Storytelling, and Digital Culture

byEric Herhuth

Paperback | January 10, 2017

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InPixar and the Aesthetic Imagination,Eric Herhuth draws upon film theory, animation theory, and philosophy to examine how animated films address aesthetic experience within contexts of technological, environmental, and sociocultural change. Since producing the first fully computer-animated feature film, Pixar Animation Studios has been a creative force in digital culture and popular entertainment. But, more specifically, its depictions of uncanny toys, technologically sublime worlds, fantastic characters, and meaningful sensations explore aesthetic experience and its relation to developments in global media, creative capitalism, and consumer culture. This investigation finds in Pixar's artificial worlds and transformational stories opportunities for thinking through aesthetics as a contested domain committed to newness and innovation as well as to criticism and pluralistic thought.
Eric Herhuthis Assistant Professor of Film Studies in the Department of Communication at Tulane University.
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Title:Pixar and the Aesthetic Imagination: Animation, Storytelling, and Digital CultureFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.6 inPublished:January 10, 2017Publisher:University of California PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0520292561

ISBN - 13:9780520292567

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction

1. Aesthetic Storytelling: A Tradition and Theory of Animated Film
2. The Uncanny Integrity of Digital Commodities (Toy Story)
3. From the Technological to the Postmodern Sublime (Monsters, Inc.)
4. The Exceptional Dialectic of the Fantastic and the Mundane (The Incredibles)
5. Disruptive Sensation and the Politics of the New (Ratatouille)
Conclusion

Notes
Bibliography
Index