The latest Disney-Pixar film has been seen as containing queer themes, but what is the animation studio trying to achieve?
If you still haven’t seen this movie about a jazz pianist whose soul goes on a great adventure, it’s about time you did.
At critical developmental periods when young children are learning about themselves, others and the world, they are frequently seeing pain portrayed unrealistically in kids’ TV shows and movies.
In children’s media, pain is depicted alarmingly frequently, usually unrealistically and often violently, but without empathy or help. These images of pain send all the wrong messages.
Gen Z have been collaboratively writing Ratatouille the Musical on TikTok – but what do the terms of service say about who owns the art?
Old meets new as Woody and Buzz become friends in the original Toy Story (1995).
The film about old toys and new turns 25 this year. Heralded as the first computer animated film, a re-examination indicates it was cautiously innovative rather than a complete break with the past.
One actor, three ages.
For decades, animators have attempted to recreate realistic human faces without entering what's called the 'uncanny valley.'
Ideas of masculinity have changed yet toxicity stays the same.
It’s time to address one of the roots of the problem.
A three-banded clownfish (
Amphiprion ocellaris) navigates the anemones of the Andaman Coral Reef, India.
Our children all know the little clownfish Nemo, star of the Pixar film. But why does he have three stripes, rather than one or two? Developmental and evolutionary biology are revealing the answer.
Hollywood shirks its ethical responsibilities when it comes to vulnerable animal species.
A cross-country move – just when middle school is about to start – can be emotionally draining for most children.
In some ways, it's spot-on. In others, not so much.
Inside Out does well when it comes to representing the interplay of memory and emotion, while fudging some of the basics.
What exactly are our current global character designs communicating?
Characters are designed to respond to specific concerns relative to time and context. But as we move deeper into the 21st century, what are those concerns, and how do they differ from those in the 20th century?