undergraduate thesis
Influences of European Art on Walt Disney's Animated Features

Marko Jović (2015)
Sveučilište u Zadru
Odjel za anglistiku
Metadata
TitleInfluences of European Art on Walt Disney's Animated Features
AuthorMarko Jović
Mentor(s)Rajko Petković (thesis advisor)
Abstract
This paper gives a thorough insight into the production of three significant Walt Disney’s animated features, and examines the influences of European art on their visual design. All of these three films – Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Sleeping Beauty, and Beauty and the Beast, apart from being classic fairy tales, show their unbreakable links to the European artistic legacy. After the Snow White’s classic Golden age design, based on the nineteenth century graphic books, the visual part of the Sleeping Beauty, influenced by medieval artworks, offered something unique which allowed the further development of the Disney style in animation especially visible in the opulent Academy Award-winning Beauty and the Beast. Although the following chapters analyze some of the most important visual elements of these films, like backgrounds and character designs, they are also only the beginning of an even more thorough research of an insufficiently explored field in the history of animation.
Parallel title (Croatian)Utjecaji europske umjetnosti na dugometražne animirane filmove Walta Disneyja
Committee MembersZlako Bukač (committee chairperson)
Rajko Petković (committee member)
Vesna Ukić Košta (committee member)
GranterSveučilište u Zadru
Lower level organizational unitsOdjel za anglistiku
PlaceZadar
StateCroatia
Scientific field, discipline, subdisciplineHUMANISTIC SCIENCES
Philology
Anglistics
Study programme typeuniversity
Study levelundergraduate
Study programmeEnglish Language and Literature (double major)
Academic title abbreviationuniv. bacc. philol. angl.
Genreundergraduate thesis
Language English
Defense date2015-12-16
Parallel abstract (Croatian)
Ovaj rad daje temeljit uvid u produkciju triju važnih dugometražnih animiranih filmova Walta Disneyja, te istražuje utjecaje europske umjetnosti na njihov vizualni dizajn. Svaki od ova tri filma – Snjeguljica i sedam patuljaka, Uspavana ljepotica, i Ljepotica i zvijer, osim što su klasične bajke, pokazuje i svoje neraskidive veze s europskim umjetničkim nasljeđem. Nakon Snjeguljičinog klasičnog dizajna zlatnog doba, temeljenog na grafikama devetnaestog stoljeća, vizualni dio Uspavane ljepotice, nadahnut srednjovjekovnim umjetničkim djelima, ponudio je nešto jedinstveno što je omogućilo daljnji razvoj Disneyjevog stila u animaciji čija je raskoš uočljiva u Ljepotici i zvijeri, filmu ovjenčanom Oskarom. Premda rad analizira neke od najvažnijih vizualnih elemenata ovih filmova, poput dizajna pozadina i likova, on je ujedno samo početak još podrobnijeg istraživanja ovog nedovoljno iscrpljenog područja povijesti animacije.
Parallel keywords (Croatian)Walt Disney Eyvind Earle animation film European art Walt Disney Eyvind Earle animacija film europska umjetnost
Resource typetext
Access conditionOpen access
Terms of usehttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/
URN:NBNhttps://urn.nsk.hr/urn:nbn:hr:162:992107
CommitterGorica Lovrić