CFP Genre and Animation  April Theme
(Deadline Monday 28th March 2016)

This month’s theme examines the relationship between genre and animation. When it comes to labelling the latest animated releases to the audience, websites such as the Internet Movie Database or Rotten Tomatoes most often use “animation” to generically categorize them. Can “animation” be considered as a medium, a style, and/or a genre? Should animated films be included in studies of “live-action” genres such as the action film, science fiction, or romantic comedy? Or do animated films rework generic trends in their own terms?

Topics may include but are not limited to:
1.     Animation as genre
2.     Live-action genres (western, melodrama, fairy tale, action film, science fiction, superhero film, comedy, documentary, etc.) and animation
3.     Animation, generic parody and pastiche
4.     Animation, genre and audience (“children films”, family films, etc.)
5.     Labelling and marketing animated films
Posts of between 300 and 500 words, which discuss any aspect of the above topic are welcome.  Contributors are encouraged
to include clips and images to support their posts.  Please also include a short bio to accompany the post. All permissions are
the responsibility of the contributor. Please contact guest curator, Eve Benhamou or
with submissions or questions.