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Genre Mashup / Film

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Examples of Genre Mashup on Film:

Film — Animation

  • Pixar:
    • WALL•E is comedy, drama, romance, sci-fi, and even silent film during the first half.
    • Finding Nemo is a road movie/coming of age/thriller/animal comedy/prison escape/surf movie.
    • Monsters, Inc. is a monster movie/kid flick/invasion movie/sci-fi/family drama/comedy.
    • Toy Story is a philosophical comedy/drama/thriller/adventure/prison escape.
    • Up is a comedy/drama/tragedy/jungle adventure/WW2-style pulp adventure/talking dogs/extremely difficult to categorize but highly enjoyable movie.
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    • The Incredibles is an action/adventure/sci-fi/fantasy family dramedy satire with explosions.
    • A Bug's Life is an adventure/road movie/comedy/drama/thriller as well as a Seven Samurai adaptation.
    • Brave is a supernatural fantasy/family drama/action-adventure/horror with less outright comedy than Pixar's previous works without being too dark.
    • Inside Out is a philosophical and psychological comedy/drama/coming-of-age/slice of life/road movie/buddy movie/adventure/fantasy. Which elements are in play shift whether the film is focused on the human characters or the cast of emotions within their minds.
  • Every film in the Disney Animated Canon falls under the “family film” umbrella, but with over 50 movies under their belt, there are a few examples of this:
    • Lady and the Tramp is a talking animal, musical, and romance film.
    • 101 Dalmatians is a talking animal/comedy/drama/adventure film as a Happily Married pair of Dalmatians set out to rescue their children from a bloodthirsty fashionista.
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    • Aladdin is a fantasy/musical/comedy/romance/adventure.
    • The Lion King is a talking animal/political thriller/musical/comedy/drama/coming-of-age/action/adventure movie, as well as a loose adaptation of Hamlet by William Shakespeare.
    • Lilo & Stitch is a science fiction/monster movie/coming-of-age/adventure/family movie. While all these elements configure into the film, the “family” part serves as the Central Theme.
    • The Princess and the Frog is a Jazz Age-period piece/modern fairy tale/talking animal/musical/fantasy/romance with a dash of fantasy-leaning Afrofuturism.
    • Tangled is a Fairy Tale adaptation/romantic comedy/fantasy/musical/road movie/drama/Coming-of-Age Story. Notably, the villain takes a page out of a Psychological Thriller, and acts in a way that disturbingly mirrors many emotionally and mentally Abusive Parents in the real world.
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    • Frozen is a Decon-Recon Switch of many Disney staples: a Fairy Tale adaptation/musical/comedy/drama/fantasy/road movie/love story, though in a departure from the studio’s usual romantic love story, the focus is on the bond between sisters Elsa and Anna.
    • Big Hero 6 a science fiction/superhero/action/adventure/cominng-of-age/Robot Buddy/love story, though like the aforementioned Frozen, the emotional crux is the sibling love between Tadashi and Hiro Hamada.
    • Zootopia is a talking animal/comedy/buddy cop/conspiracy thriller/political-social satire.
    • Moana is an action/adventure/fantasy/buddy pic/musical/coming-of-age story.
  • The music that Daniel Ingram uses for My Little Pony: Equestria Girls blends rock, pop, and EDM, partly to make the art of Equestira Girls distinct from what he and other creators of the My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic franchise call "core pony". This becomes diegetic in the pep rally song in "Friendship Games", where DJ Pon3 adds a heavy EDM track on top of a marching band's performance after the first chorus.
  • A Goofy Movie is a road movie/teen film/family drama/buddy comedy.

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