Dietmar Meinel – “Space: The Final Fun‐tier” – Returning Home to the Frontier in Pixar’s WALL‐E

Earth: The Final Frontier Pixar’s 2008 film WALL-E is set in a post-apocalyptic twenty-ninth century, in which humanity has left an uninhabitable Earth because its waste and garbage production led to global environmental destruction. Robots were left behind in order to clean Earth until its environment would suit human life again, but the ordeal of […]

Shannon Brownlee – Masculinity Between Animation and Live Action, or, SpongeBob v. Hasselhoff

This article examines how distinctions between animation and live action correspond to distinctions between childish polymorphous perversity and adult masculinity in The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (Stephen Hillenberg, 2004).