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The Palgrave Macmillan Animal Ethics Series
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The Disneyfication of Animals

Authors: Stanton, Rebecca

  • Shows how Disney's depictions of animals and animal harm can affect animal species in reality 
  • Explores the depictions of farming, hunting, fashion, entertainment and pets in Disney animated films
  • Includes an appendix which supplies data on how often each animal species appears, and how often animal harm/objectification is depicted in WDAS films
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This book critically examines how Walt Disney Animation Studios has depicted – and sometimes failed to depict – different forms of harming and objectifying non-human animals in their films. Each chapter addresses a different form of animal harm and objectification through the theories of speciesism, romanticism, and the ‘collapse of compassion’ effect, from farming, hunting and fishing, to clothing, work, and entertainment. Stanton lucidly presents the dichotomy between depictions of higher order, anthropomorphised and neotonised animal characters and that of lower-order species, showing furthermore how these depictions are closely linked to changing social attitudes about acceptable forms of animal harm.

An engaging and novel contribution to the field of Critical Animal Studies, this book explores the use of animals not only in Disney’s best known animated films such as 101 Dalmatians, but also lesser known features including Home on the Range and Fun and Fancy Free. A quantitative appendix supplying data on how often each animal species appears and the amount of times animal harm or objectification is depicted in over fifty films provides an invaluable resource and addition to scholars working in both Disney and animal studies.


About the authors

Dr Rebecca Rose Stanton is an animal rights scholar, activist, and lifelong advocate for the better rights of animals. Completing her PhD in animal studies at Northumbria University, UK, she is an associate fellow at the Oxford Center for Animal Ethics, and conveys the “Animals and Animation” group for the Society of Animation Studies.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Disneyfication of Animals
Authors
Series Title
The Palgrave Macmillan Animal Ethics Series
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-49316-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-49316-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-49315-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 220
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations
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