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The Oxford Handbook of Children's Film

Noel Brown

The Oxford Handbook of Children's Film is the most comprehensive study of international children's cinema published to date. Overturning common prejudices that films for children are unworthy of serious attention, it presents nuanced and wide-ranging discussions from senior and junior scholars alike of iconic and neglected productions from Hollywood, Britain, France, Germany, Sweden, Norway, Hungary, Australia, China, Japan, South Korea, India, Iran, Kenya, and several other countries. Featuring contributions by leading scholars in the field, the volume considers a range of issues central to the study of children's film, including questions of form and definition; representations of childhood and growing up; music, stardom, and performance; how children's films reflect national identity or serve as vehicles of state ideology and propaganda; the phenomenon of Hollywood 'family entertainment', especially the role of the Disney company; and how children and young people (as well as older audiences) engage with children's film culture. As a whole, the volume makes a substantial contribution to the emerging field of children's film studies, and will be of great interest to scholars of children's media and culture more broadly.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publish Date: Apr 15th, 2022
  • Pages: 896
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.60in - 6.80in - 2.10in - 3.55lb
  • EAN: 9780190939359
  • Categories: Film - History & CriticismIndustries - Entertainment

About the Author

Noel Brown is Senior Lecturer in Film at Liverpool Hope University. He has written several books on aspects of children's film, family entertainment, and animation, including Contemporary Hollywood Animation (2021), The Children's Film: Genre, Nation and Narrative (2017), British Children's Cinema (2016), and The Hollywood Family Film (2012). He is also co-editor of Toy Story: How Pixar Reinvented the Animated Feature (2018) and Family Films in Global Cinema: The World Beyond Disney (2015).