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That’s All Folks? Ecocritical Readings of American Animated Features by Robin L. Murray, Joseph K. Heumann (review)

That’s All Folks? Ecocritical Readings of American Animated Features by Robin L. Murray, Joseph... Book Reviews THAT’S ALL FOLKS? ECOCRITICAL READINGS OF AMERICAN ANIMATED FEATURES Robin L. Murray and Joseph K. Heumann. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2011, 296 pp. In That’s All Folks? Ecocritical Readings of brings to readers’ attention not only the ani- American Animated Features, Robin L. Murray mated features but also lesser-known short and Joseph K. Heumann explore the themes of animations such as Lumber Jerks (1955) and ecology in selected American animated mov- Porky Chops (1949). That’s All Folks? presents ies from the 1930s through today. Four key the views of numerous film critics about Ameri- movements constitute Murray and Heumann’s can animation movies with an emphasis on ecocritical lens: human ecology, organismic ecology. In that sense, the book is a valuable ecology, economic ecology, and chaotic ecol- resource for both scholarly and general reader- ogy. Murray and Heumann’s thesis for their ship. Murray and Heumann identify patterns book is as follows. in the representations of the nature/culture binary in American animation movies and the American enviro-toons from the 1930s for- relationships between human and nonhuman ward reveal three narrative and aesthetic nature according to studios and the directors. patterns in relation to the historical and cul- Murray http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Film and Video University of Illinois Press

That’s All Folks? Ecocritical Readings of American Animated Features by Robin L. Murray, Joseph K. Heumann (review)

Journal of Film and Video , Volume 66 (3) – Aug 29, 2014

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Book Reviews THAT’S ALL FOLKS? ECOCRITICAL READINGS OF AMERICAN ANIMATED FEATURES Robin L. Murray and Joseph K. Heumann. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2011, 296 pp. In That’s All Folks? Ecocritical Readings of brings to readers’ attention not only the ani- American Animated Features, Robin L. Murray mated features but also lesser-known short and Joseph K. Heumann explore the themes of animations such as Lumber Jerks (1955) and ecology in selected American animated mov- Porky Chops (1949). That’s All Folks? presents ies from the 1930s through today. Four key the views of numerous film critics about Ameri- movements constitute Murray and Heumann’s can animation movies with an emphasis on ecocritical lens: human ecology, organismic ecology. In that sense, the book is a valuable ecology, economic ecology, and chaotic ecol- resource for both scholarly and general reader- ogy. Murray and Heumann’s thesis for their ship. Murray and Heumann identify patterns book is as follows. in the representations of the nature/culture binary in American animation movies and the American enviro-toons from the 1930s for- relationships between human and nonhuman ward reveal three narrative and aesthetic nature according to studios and the directors. patterns in relation to the historical and cul- Murray

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Journal of Film and VideoUniversity of Illinois Press

Published: Aug 29, 2014

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