Toy Story is a highly successful family film aimed at an aud

Toy Story is a highly successful family film aimed at an aud

Toy Story has been an extremely successful film, due to the fact that it caters for dual audiences. It’s content successfully seeks to entertain and engage adult and children viewers. It fulfills both of these functions by using varied narrative strategies in order to represent all issues faced within the text, and engage both audiences to the separate issues that are dealt with. The film uses examples of relationships and bonds of loyalty formed with people, and issues of identity to arouse the reader’s involvement and interest in the text. These techniques are being used because they are issues and themes that we can relate to in our everyday lives, regardless of age. Using this form of narrative issues throughout the text is why the film is so successful. The narrative strategies used to engage viewers, are interchanging the focalizer and focalized perspectives, ranging from character to character, points of view, and use different camera techniques. Film techniques such as animation and different angles are not solely used, rather the issues which are dealt with in the story, are one of the main tools used to fully engage both audiences. The development of identity and relationships within the text, are issues which are engaging for both audiences. It uses many different levels of narrative to deal with similar issues for both audiences, however each is linked separately to its own world. Identity is dealt very broadly within Toy Story, which is one of the reasons why most issues dealt with in the text work well together; and don’t clash whilst trying to cater for dual audiences. The toy characters in Toy Story are always in a constant struggle for identity. There are struggles in the search for identity of person, who you truly are for example this applies to Buzz Light Year: he erroneously believes that he is truly not a toy, but a space ranger whose mission is to “protect the galaxy from the Evil Emperor Zorg’. Buzz …


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