Area of Research
• Animation Films:
• Mickey Mouse
• Looney Tunes
• Finding Nemo
• Toy Story
• Corpse Bride
• Kung Fu Panda
• Wallace and Gromit
• Toy Story
• The LEGO Movie
• Nightmare Before
• Winnie the Pooh
• Lilo and Stitch
• Despicable Me
• Ice Age
• Over the Hedge
• Happy Feet
• A Bug’s Life
• Monsters Inc.
• Spongebob Movie
Title of Research Project
• How does the micro element mise-en-scene effect different animation
• How do the soundtracks of different films create different
meanings/feelings towards the audience?
• How do the conventions of characters in animation films help the
audience determine their personalities?
• Does the use of cinematography differ in animation films to other film
styles? Explain why or why not.
• Discuss the ways in which stylistic features are used in Tim Burton
• In what ways do animation films appeal to a young audience
through the use of micro elements?
Three key primary texts (films to be
I choose these films because they all have very different narratives so I can talk a lot more about each
one as they are all different from each other. I decided upon 3 animation, kids films as this targets
what I want to create the most for my film. I think that the characters in my film are going to be very
important which is why I picked Finding Nemo because the characters in this are mainly fish/animals,
Despicable Me has monsters and minions which are very different and unique (which I would like to
have in my film) and Toy Story is toys which is also very different yet effective.
Aims of Research/ What you seeking to
find out from research questions
My main aim of my research is to find out what features of animation
films appeals to children the most and why this is.
How soundtracks determine what genre of animation film it is.
How locations determine different moods in the film.
Different characters that are held within most animation films.
Initial Research Plan (websites/library/
books/magazines & other primary &
• Case Studies
• Radio interviews
• Focus groups
• Individual opinions
How Research will link into your creative