LITERATURE ADAPTATIONS IN ANIMATION MOVIES: CASE STUDY OF ANIMATION DEPARTMENT STUDENTS
Anadolu University, Fine Arts Faculty (TURKEY)
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Appears in: ICERI2015 Proceedings
Publication year: 2015
Conference name: 8th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 18-20 November, 2015
Location: Seville, Spain
Abstract:Literature adaptations have been in practice since the early years of cinema. Classics, short stories, children’s books, theatre scripts and many other literary texts have become sources of cinema narrations. Movie adaptations take place by transferring written texts into movie narrations. Junction point of cinema and literature is telling a story in the framework of specified rules. Animation movies have also been maintaining this tradition. Cinderella, Kiki’s Delivery Service, Pinocchio, The Little Prince, Don Quixote, Aladdin and many other animation movies were adapted from literature and many other stories are still being adapted to movie scripts. However; classics and novels of Turkish literature haven’t been used in Turkish cartoons and animation movies sufficiently. Here in this study, literature adaptations in animation movies were examined and a case study was put forward in which Turkish literature works were adapted to animation scenarios by Anadolu University Animation Department students. Thus; the importance of interdisciplinary studies between animation and literature will be emphasized.
Keywords: Animation, Literature, Intertextuality, Animation Education.