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Junior Contributor III
Representation of Harry Potter in 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child'
Among the anticipated release of ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’, readers were avid to know more about the Potter universe based 20 years after Voldemort’s defeat. But did the playwrights do an accurate job of representing Harry in the script? Readers might see him as stony, uncompassionate and cold- not representative of Harry. Explore why Harry might come off as ‘different’ and whether this is a possible interpretation of how he might be in the years after he defeated Voldemort, as he attempts to create a ‘normal’ life for himself and his family.
Exploring the concept of the untraditional family in Dreamworks vs Disney films
Pixar films are usually comprised of the ‘traditional’ family and have only recently started to uncover what an untraditional family is (Finding Dory). Dreamworks, however, managed to address this topic much earlier, such as in the Shrek Series (Donkey Dragon) or Kung Fu Panda (Po has both an adoptive and biological father in his life). Has Dreamworks surpassed Disney on animating the concept of modern family in their films? Explore the expectations of how Disney is supposed to portray a family and did these also apply to Dreamworks?
Pixar's 'Braintrust' model producing high-quality films
Pixar produces some of the most high-quality animation films in Hollywood. Pixar president Ed Catmull attributes this success to the "Braintrust" model, a set of four rules Pixar teams should follow that aims to "remove ego" for the ultimate creative success. Very briefly, these rules include
1. Removing power structure from the group
How is this seemingly simple Braintrust model the key to Pixar’s success? Further, can this model be applied to other forms of entertainment (such as anime, film, literature) to unleash the potential to create quality, well-received work?