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The Animated Bestiary
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The Animated Bestiary critically evaluates the depiction of animals in cartoons and animation more generally. Paul Wells argues that artists use animals to engage with issues that would be more difficult to address directly because of political, religious, or social taboos.

Table of Contents

  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Contents
  2. p. v
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. p. vii
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  1. Introduction: The Kong Trick
  2. pp. 1-25
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  1. 1: The Bear Who Wasn’t: Bestial Ambivalence
  2. pp. 26-59
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  1. 2: Of Mice and Men: What Do Animals Mean?
  2. pp. 60-92
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  1. 3: “I Don’t Care What You Say, I’m Cold”: Anthropomorphism, Practice, Narrative
  2. pp. 93-134
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  1. 4: Which Came First, the Chicken or the Egg?: Performance, Philosophy, Tradition
  2. pp. 135-174
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  1. 5: Creature Comforted: Animal Politics, Animated Memory
  2. pp. 175-202
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 203-206
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  1. Filmography
  2. pp. 207-209
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 211-223
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  1. About the Author
  2. p. 225
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