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Children's Books on the Big Screen

Meghann Meeusen


Adaptation studies scholars suggest that no matter how interesting it may be to pick apart a film’s consistency with and departure from its source, these approaches can be limiting because books and movies operate as two very different mediums. Children’s Books on the Big Screen moves away from this approach by tracing a pattern across films for young viewers to highlight a consistent trend: when films are adapted from children’s and YA books, concepts like self/other, male/female, and adult/child become more strongly contrasted and more diametrically opposed in the film version. Children’s Bo ... More

Keywords: children’s and young adult film, adaptation studies, binaries, ideology, Disney

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781496828644
Published to University Press of Mississippi: January 2021 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496828644.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Meghann Meeusen, author
Western Michigan University