The Passage of the Comic Book to the Animated Film: The Case of the Smurfs

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The purpose of this study is to explore the influence of history and culture on the passage of the comic book to the animated film. Although the comic book has both historical and cultural components, the latter often undergoes a cultural shift in the animation process. Using the Smurfs as a case study, this investigation first reviews existing literature pertaining to the comic book as an art form, the influence of history and culture on Smurf story plots, and the translation of the comic book into a moving picture. This study then utilizes authentic documents and interviews to analyze the ... continued below

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Baldwin, Frances Novier August 2011.

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The purpose of this study is to explore the influence of history and culture on the passage of the comic book to the animated film. Although the comic book has both historical and cultural components, the latter often undergoes a cultural shift in the animation process. Using the Smurfs as a case study, this investigation first reviews existing literature pertaining to the comic book as an art form, the influence of history and culture on Smurf story plots, and the translation of the comic book into a moving picture. This study then utilizes authentic documents and interviews to analyze the perceptions of success and failure in the transformation of the Smurf comic book into animation: concluding that original meaning is often altered in the translation to meet the criteria of cultural relevance for the new audiences.

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Baldwin, Frances Novier. The Passage of the Comic Book to the Animated Film: The Case of the Smurfs, thesis, August 2011; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc84167/: accessed December 13, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .