The Panorama of Spanish Cartoons Today

By C. Alonso Valdivieso.

Published by The International Journal of Visual Design

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The scene of the Spanish animation has changed a lot in recent years, especially for the aesthetic value it has acquired. Animation techniques are varied and there is a boundless imagination in design worlds and characters, which is pleasing to note. The research we conducted at the University of Granada (Group HUM731. Andalusian Research Plan. Junta de Andalucía), raises the study of the cartoons issued in Spain looking at what kind of animation techniques are used, the style of drawing, and character design Since the artistic education of children is carried out through this medium, we must observe how it is being done. From the way of characterizing a character aesthetically can derive a set of symbolic concepts necessary to analyze. The purpose of our collaboration focuses on the Spanish cartoons productions. We conducted an analysis method with different variables that allow us to obtain an overview of the current scene quality of the animation. After this analysis we carried out a catalog with the successful series building on the child audience shares.

Keywords: Cartoons, Education, Television, Childhood

The International Journal of Visual Design, Volume 6, Issue 3, pp.57-66. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 526.569KB).

Dr. C. Alonso Valdivieso

Research Fellow, Drawing Department, Alonso Cano Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Granada, University of Granada, Granada, Granada, Spain

I graduated in Fine Arts from the University of Granada (Spain) 2008. Today I enjoy a fellowship with which I am doing a doctoral thesis entitled “Analysis of Cartoons issued in Spain: Characters, Styles and Messages.” The same time I am teaching at the same university in the field of audiovisual. I have participated in International Conference Cinema. Art, Technology, Communication. Oporto, Portugal 2010 as a speaker. I have also participated in numerous research projects at the University of Granada