cartoon violence

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1. Heavily stylized comic displays of aggression in which the perpetrators suffer every kind of abuse without being harmed.

2. A pejorative term for any stylized action sequence in live-action performance media that emphasizes the spectacle of violence while de-emphasizing its consequences.

3. An issue in the violence debate that highlights the importance of the degree of perceived reality in children's responses to violence in the media.

Subjects: Media Studies.

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