• 7 Nov 9th, 2017 at 12:12PM
    Lastest Reply: 11th Nov, 2017 02:05:26 AM
    Would be right to say that Disney is the Trope Maker AND the Trope Codifier of animated films? It did create the first intentional example with Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs but is it the company that DEFINED animated films (I personally think so but I want other opinions on this)? Reply

      Seems like something you want to ask in the forums, such as Trope Talk.

      I wouldn't exactly say Trope Maker (and it definitely wasn't the Ur-Example), but I'd vouch for Trope Codifier any day.

      I would say not, because a medium is not a trope and a genre is not a trope. Disney certainly made and/or codified many of the tropes commonly appearing in that medium/genre, but that's not the same thing.

      Genre is a trope because it is defined by the presence of "specific characteristics", aka tropes.

      Genre is broader then tropes. At best, it's like a collection of tropes. Sort of like character archetypes.

      Genre is more like a flexible but also particular set of tropes. That said, a medium is not the same as a genre. "Television," for example, is a medium but we wouldn't say it's a genre. Though certain genres make more sense for certain media, the two are not the same.

      I don't think it makes sense to say that one company is the Trope Maker for a given medium. It's usually a series of hit-some-lose-some trials until enough finally sticks to the ball as it rolls down hill, so to speak.