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On the Run: A New Paradigm for Representation in Children’s Media

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dc.contributor.author McPheeters, Margaret
dc.date.accessioned 2018-05-10T20:36:56Z
dc.date.available 2018-05-10T20:36:56Z
dc.date.issued 2018-05
dc.identifier.uri http://jewlscholar.mtsu.edu/xmlui/handle/mtsu/5609
dc.description.abstract This is a creative project that was crafted both out of passion and necessity. Many minorities are underrepresented in cartoons aimed at children and this never sat right with me. I developed a story that showcases the kinds of characters I thought our media was so sorely lacking. It features characters who: are women, are racial minorities, are LGBT, and who suffer from mental illnesses. Above all else, they love each other and interact in ways that show they care for one another no matter what conflicts they encounter. It was important for me to show women supporting other women, especially in a time where society tries to turn them against each other. My project is a storyboard that depicts a scene from the original script. It highlights the different relationships each woman has with one another, as well as including all five of the main characters. In addition to this storyboard, I have researched statistics about minorities in children’s cartoons, and included it to support why I think my show is necessary in today’s society. This show has the ability to bring hope and joy to so many young women; it is more than just a cartoon to me and I hope others will feel the same way. en_US
dc.publisher University Honors College, Middle Tennessee State University en_US
dc.subject cartoons en_US
dc.subject television en_US
dc.subject animation en_US
dc.subject minorities en_US
dc.subject LGBT en_US
dc.subject mental illness en_US
dc.subject women en_US
dc.subject representation en_US
dc.subject animatic en_US
dc.subject storyboard en_US
dc.subject children en_US
dc.subject diversity en_US
dc.subject race en_US
dc.subject race en_US
dc.subject gender en_US
dc.title On the Run: A New Paradigm for Representation in Children’s Media en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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