Disney had its first PG-13 movie and introduced Hannah Montana, High School Musical and the Jonas Brothers that reached out to the tween girl market. They are now looking to introduce Disney XD channel which includes science fiction action-adventure shows to expand their target market to tween boys and combine with ESPN to add a sports channel for another market segment. Disney has an opportunity to expand its target market because the company has a good brand name in the animation world. It is known and trusted worldwide. Also, the animation industry in continuously growing, and Disney is currently the market leader in this industry.
My son, Landen Jacob Reitmeyer, will be twenty-one months old next month on December 12. Ever since he was a baby, the only show I could get him to watch and would calm him down is Barney. It was the only show that had bright colors and loud music, used in ways that would really catch his attention, which it still does to this day. As Calvert (2008) observed these "attention getting production features are designed to attract children's interest in commercial content" (p.205). As soon as Landen hears the beginning theme song, he stops what he's doing and finds the television.
Formal Rhetorical Analysis of Doug The Puppet I was browsing You Tube along with millions of other Americans, and I witnessed America’s next famous animated personality. A few weeks ago Ford released a new line of commercials for their new energy efficient coupe from the synergy automotive line, the Ford Fiesta. Although the coupe was the product being sold in the commercial, it was not the main focus of the ad. Ford Like Geico, Aflac, and numerous other companies, has picked up a goofy new mascot. Doug the puppet is the main character In Fords recent synergy commercial series Doug along with his salesman John argue over redundant humorous quarries.
Madden 12‘s presentation takes great leaps and bounds over last year’s instalment. For the first time ever in Madden all the NFL teams have their own individual team entrances. I must admit, I did get a little amped the first time I watched my Jacksonville Jaguars run out on the Everbank field with the Jubotron in the background. This year EA’ developed new camera technology that has allowed the developers to use photos & videos shot by NFL Films. This definitely makes the game more authentic, even if these pieces are just your QB getting directions from the coaches or players chanting on the side-line.
What would you do? You are the manager of a local toy store. The hottest Christmas toy of the year is the new "Peter Panda" stuffed animal. The toy is in great demand and almost impossible to find. You have received your one and only shipment of 12, and they are all promised to people who previously stopped in to place a deposit and reserve one.
Finch further stated “he was expected to behave properly at all times… Eventually he would be pressured into the role of straight man.” (279-280) By Gould using factual information of the measurements as well as drawn out examples of the evolution of Mickey Mouse’s being, Gould progressively demonstrates how each transforming character throughout the years have proven to appear juvenile. By comparing the appearances of Disney’s original “Steamboat Willie” to present day Mickey Mouse, the transformation has proven to be astoundingly obvious when
Credit: Wikimedia Commons Theodore Geisel is best known by the pseudonym Dr. Seuss (the correct pronunciation of Seuss rhymes with "voice" not "loose"), perhaps the most recognizable name in literature. Every December we’re treated to How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and each year young kids are introduced to classics like Green Eggs and Ham and The Cat in the Hat, yet the wider public does not appear to know much about the man behind these famous works. To gear up for the release of the CGI-animated film Horton Hears A Who!, we aim to change that by presenting five things you didn’t know about Dr. Seuss, the most familiar and beloved pen name in children’s literature. 1- Dr. Seuss adopted his pseudonym by drinking gin Geisel’s
Product companies creating branded content to appeal to kids is as old as the first days of television. But Montgomery and others say virtual worlds and related games change the equation for brand marketers because a child's interaction and emotional engagement is so
1) the leading actors are not in proportion to the rest of the cast, this almost immediately gives them a higher billing and more importance than their junior counterparts. The kids in the 2005 version have been updated have also have skateboards, making it more ‘hip’ and contemporary. The original kids are very cartoon like, almost reminiscent of the slapstick style of Our Gang/Little Rascals (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0278213/) which was a film made in 1955 based on the 1928-1935 short syndicated TV show. (Appendix 1.) The kid with the skateboard in the 2005 version could almost modeled on Jay from the Jay and Silent Bob films (2001) The kids in the 2005 version have been updated have also have skateboards, making it more ‘hip’ and contemporary.
A Show for ALL Audiences The Cast Sesame Street has always been encouraging to all audiences. Well, what happens when they add a new puppet to a whole new audience? Autism records have been going off the charts since 1988. The show hasn’t really touched the topic of autism yet. So they decided to add a new puppet to the cast.