June theme: Adaptation in Animation II

NEW Deadline: June 9th, 2017


In 2015 contributors to this blog discussed adaptations from comics and toys into the animated form. This month we invite posts on another form of adaptation: the live action remakes of existing animated features. With hype and controversy surrounding the recent so-called ‘live action’ remakes from the Disney back catalogue and Ghost in the Shell, among others, it seems timely to consider the notion of live action and how it relates to the animated form in such an explicit way.

Topics may include but are not limited to:

– Casting the ‘live’;

– The use of CG in live action;

– The purpose of remakes;

– The live action remakes of Disney classics (e.g. The Jungle Book or

   Beauty and the Beast);

– The adaptation of animated features into theatrical shows;

– ‘All film is animated’.

Posts of between 500 and 700 words, which discuss any aspect of the above topic are welcome. Contributors are encouraged to include clips and at least one image to support their posts. Please also include a short bio to accompany the post. All permissions are the responsibility of the contributor. Please contact the editors Nichola Dobson (nichola_dobson@yahoo.co.uk), Cristina Formenti (cristina.formenti@unimi.it) and blog@animationstudies.org with submissions or questions.