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<i>Dumbo</i>, Disney, and Difference

Nicholas Sammond.

in The Oxford Handbook of Children's Literature

March 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Literature; Children's Literature Studies; Film. 9658 words.

This article examines the ways in which Walt Disney created a cinematic empire by selling his creations as “good for children.” It links them to classic children's literature and...

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Fairy-Tale Films

Pauline Greenhill.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Literature

P ublished online April 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Children's Literature Studies; Media Studies; Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 9233 words.

Films incorporating fairy-tale narratives, characters, titles, images, plots, motifs, and themes date from the earliest history of the cinema, beginning with director Georges Méliès’s made...

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Speculative Fiction

Marek Oziewicz.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Literature

P ublished online March 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Children's Literature Studies; Media Studies. 12002 words.

The term “speculative fiction” has three historically located meanings: a subgenre of science fiction that deals with human rather than technological problems, a genre distinct from and...

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