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Peripheral Visions / Global SoundsFrom Galicia to the World$
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José Colmeiro

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781786940308

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.5949/liverpool/9781786940308.001.0001

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The Galician Magic Kingdom: Nation and Animation from the Glocal Forest

The Galician Magic Kingdom: Nation and Animation from the Glocal Forest

(p.142) Chapter Six The Galician Magic Kingdom: Nation and Animation from the Glocal Forest
Peripheral Visions / Global Sounds

José Colmeiro

Liverpool University Press

This chapter focuses on the animation boom in Galicia of the last two decades. It examines the different strategies employed by Galician animation studios working in the global arena, analysing three different models and their results: Dygra, an independent studio behind 3D films with Galician roots and atmosphere (The Living Forest, Summer Night, Spirit of the Forest), rewriting the local for export internationally; Bren, a studio based in Santiago de Compostela, subsidiary of the giant Barcelona-based media conglomerate Filmax, with a diversified plan of international co-productions, films based on hybrid animation and live action scenes (Pérez, the mouse of your dreams, Pérez 2), combination of 2D and 3D (Gisaku, Nocturna) and 3D animation (Donkey Xote), where the global overshadows the local, with little apparent connection to the Galician reality. Lastly, a number of alternative and personal productions with highly innovative techniques, such as De Profundis by Miguelanxo Prado, which offer a symbolic journey to the depths and a final rebirth, an ecological allegory of Galicia’s cultural resurgence after the Prestige disaster.

Keywords:   Galician animation, Dygra, Bren, The Living Forest, De Profundis, Miguelanxo Prado

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