FROM PAST TO
PRESENT:
THE REPRESENTATION
OF THE UNCANNY IN
ANIMATION
Freud’s perspective:
Invalidating the uncanny
effects in art and
literature
“What has been repressed
and what has been
sur...
Are you SERIOUS?
Kristeva’s Perspective:
Validating the uncanny effects in art and
literature
“Uncanniness is the destruct...
Defining The Uncanny: Causes and
Factors
Freud:
Uncanny defined as “a class of frightening things
which can be shown to be...
The double as a technique used to create an
uncanny feeling:
DOUBLE TROUBLE
Picasso’s Girl Before a Mirror 1932
Double Trouble in animation:
Three films explored different
elements of
The Uncanny.
CORPSE BRIDE: The features of Death
C...
1. The juxtaposition of scenes in the
protagonist’s world creates the uncanny.
e.g. Real vs. Imaginary worlds
2. Where the...
Dissecting the Protagonist's World
Barbara Creed’s: The Monstrous Feminine:
In all three films, the woman is the
protagoni...
Corpse Bride:
Doubling of characters:
Emily and Victoria: Emily is everything that Victoria isn’t ‘
Emily as the monstrous...
Coraline
Doubling of characters:
Features of Identity:
Mrs. Jones and Mr. Jones
Vs.
Other Mom and Other
Pan’s Labyrinth
Doubling of characters:
(features of Nostalgia
And fear)
PALE MAN
VS.
CAPTAIN VIDAL
DOUBLING UP THE HOME?
The doubling in art and literature is a
technique used to create the
uncanny effect.
The technique has been effective, and...
The uncanny
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The uncanny

  1. 1. FROM PAST TO PRESENT: THE REPRESENTATION OF THE UNCANNY IN ANIMATION
  2. 2. Freud’s perspective: Invalidating the uncanny effects in art and literature “What has been repressed and what has been surmounted cannot be transposed on the uncanny in fiction.”
  3. 3. Are you SERIOUS? Kristeva’s Perspective: Validating the uncanny effects in art and literature “Uncanniness is the destruction of the self, either remaining as a psychotic symptom or fit in as an opening towards the new.”
  4. 4. Defining The Uncanny: Causes and Factors Freud: Uncanny defined as “a class of frightening things which can be shown to be repressed and which recurs.” Kristeva: The Deconstruction of the self Freud’s Factors which cause the uncanny: The double Castration Anxiety Fear
  5. 5. The double as a technique used to create an uncanny feeling: DOUBLE TROUBLE Picasso’s Girl Before a Mirror 1932
  6. 6. Double Trouble in animation: Three films explored different elements of The Uncanny. CORPSE BRIDE: The features of Death CORALINE: Issues of Identity Pan’s Labyrinth: Nostalgia and Anxiety
  7. 7. 1. The juxtaposition of scenes in the protagonist’s world creates the uncanny. e.g. Real vs. Imaginary worlds 2. Where the animation (the medium itself) brings the inanimate to life Rudd David., ‘An Eye for an Eye: Neil Gaiman’s Coraline and Questions of Identity,’ in Children’s Literature in Education, vol. 39, 2008 Creating the Uncanny feeling in animation
  8. 8. Dissecting the Protagonist's World Barbara Creed’s: The Monstrous Feminine: In all three films, the woman is the protagonist, who undertakes a journey to find her own sexual identity. Barabara Creed describes the monstrous feminine as the terrifying, horrific abject woman whose sexuality drives her to insanity
  9. 9. Corpse Bride: Doubling of characters: Emily and Victoria: Emily is everything that Victoria isn’t ‘ Emily as the monstrous female http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9boDkpEyvc Features of the dead: The nostalgia emanating from Emily’s past, the doubling of Victor’s pet Scraps, and the doubling of the living are just some examples that demonstrate the uncanny though the character’s journey.
  10. 10. Coraline Doubling of characters: Features of Identity: Mrs. Jones and Mr. Jones Vs. Other Mom and Other
  11. 11. Pan’s Labyrinth Doubling of characters: (features of Nostalgia And fear) PALE MAN VS. CAPTAIN VIDAL
  12. 12. DOUBLING UP THE HOME?
  13. 13. The doubling in art and literature is a technique used to create the uncanny effect. The technique has been effective, and is solidified in history’s myths and legends. As long as stories continue, the uncanny will remain to play a part in people’s lives.

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