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Thesis - University Access Only
Master of Science (MS)
Communication Studies and Theatre
This exploratory study examined facial expressions exhibited by the character Carl Frederickson in the animated feature film UP. The researcher conducted a deductive content analysis utilizing Ekman's (1971) typology of the six universal facial expressions of Anger, Disgust, Fear, Happiness, Sadness, and Surprise in order to determine if animated facial expressions exhibit the same characteristics as human facial expressions. The findings indicate that animated facial expressions do exhibit the same characteristics as human facial expressions. A discussion of limitations and possible avenues for further research are also included.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Up (Motion picture)
Includes bibliographical references (pages 83-95)
Number of Pages
South Dakota State University
In Copyright - Non-Commercial Use Permitted
Delzer, Matt, "A Wink and a Nod: A Content Analysis of Facial Expressions in the Animated Film UP" (2012). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 2194.