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Animation Writing and Development by Jean Ann Wright

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Chapter 17

Types of Animation andOther Animation Media

Genres

Different types, or genres, of animation set up different expectations. Animation can be broken down into generally accepted categories: comedies, action/adventure stories, pre-school shows, and so on. Children watching cartoons soon learn to expect specific things in each kind of show that they watch. We learn very early in life what we like and what is more tempting to watch because it’s what the older kids like.

Some of your audience will be unhappy if they watch a show because they expect it to fall into a certain category, and it disappoints them by not containing the elements of that genre. Buyers may be puzzled enough not to buy the shows that you develop! So we’ll cover some ...

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