Family & Children
Great family films with gorgeous animation, endearing characters and a lot of heart are Pixar's specialty.
Pixar's films are perfect for the entire family, especially children. Children love the vibrant graphical style, animation, and the characterisation which are prevalent in Pixar's films.The animation medium is generally considered to appeal mostly to children. However, all good children's films should appeal to both children and adults, because usually an adult is going to be with the child.
Pixar has the uncanny ability to create enjoyable, clean, outstanding animated films. Pixar not only makes fun movies, they're also packed with uplifting messages that teach virtues to children and adult fans alike. They offer hope and have a wonderful creative imagination. Pixar makes great family films with good moral centres.
Pixar's films are appropriate for all ages, and the films contain no upsetting vulgarity or violence. You won’t find graphic violence or sexual overtones or frightening imagery in a Pixar film. It is not part of the studio’s DNA.
Perhaps the timelessness of these films, and why they are so perfect for families and children lies in the thematic concerns, which universally speak to all generations. Pixar’s lovable characters speak to the importance of close relationships and encourage bravery, open-mindedness, kindness and loyalty. Then, there is the appeal of happy endings. While most of the characters experience some types of challenges and make mistakes along the way, they always end up where they belong and alongside the people they belong with. They are movies about overcoming obstacles, forming friendships and growing up, and they offer valuable life lessons to all audiences regardless of age or experience.
The animation medium also has the potential to have a significant influence on developing a child's belief system and culture. Morality and life can be learnt from the story, themes, and characters of a Pixar film. The anthropomorphised animals and objects causes Pixar's films the opportunity to offer constructive narratives about children navigating the precarious terrain of life. The protagonists of Pixar's films experience situations that the young viewing audiences may be able to identify with, the solutions the protagonists develop are transferable into the viewing child's life experience.
It is within the drama of animated storytelling that children are often positioned pedagogically to learn what subject positions are open to them and what positions are not. Hence, the struggle over children's culture should be considered as part of the struggle over the related discourses of citizenship, national identity, and democracy itself.