Jordi Sánchez-Navarro : “1988 as a turning point in the history of animation”


Jordi Sánchez-Navarro is Professor of Media Studies at the UOC. He is serving currently as Dean of the Faculty of Information and Communication Sciences, teaching at master level and researching in Visual Culture, Animation, Film and New Media, Cultural History of film and TV and media innovation. He is also teaching Culture and Industry of Animation at the Degree in Animation and VFX at La Salle (URL). Editor of the book series “Filmografías esenciales” (Editorial UOC), he has written widely on film, animation, television, comic and video games. He was the director of the Saló Internacional del Còmic de Barcelona (Barcelona International Comic Fair) and deputy director of the SItges – International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia (2001-2004), where he still collaborates as the curator of the animation section Anima’t.

In this talk, Jordi will review some major changes in the last three decades in the world of animation through the analysis of three very different films released in 1988: Robert Zemeckis’s tour de force “Who Framed Roger Rabbit”, Katsuhiro Otomo’s masterpiece “Akira” and Pixar’s revolutionary short film “Tin Toy”, three pieces that in many ways represent a turning point in the history of animation.

Conference in Spanish.

Saturday 1st December, 10.00 – 11.00 (Auditori)


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