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Main characters more likely to die in kids’ cartoons than in films for adults

Principal cartoon characters are more than twice as likely to be killed off as their counterparts in films for adults released in the same year, reveals research from the University of Ottawa and UCL, published in the Christmas issue of The BMJ.

The findings prompt the authors to describe children’s cartoons as “rife with death and destruction,” with content akin to the “rampant horrors” of popular films for adults given restrictive age ratings. (more…)

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Neu im Kino: Tarzan ist zurück!

Von Ölförderung bedrohtes UNESCO-Weltnaturerbe ist Schauplatz der 3D-Neuverfilmung

Die Legende kehrt zurück: Ab Donnerstag ist Superheld Tarzan in einer Neuverfilmung des Literaturklassikers zurück in den deutschen Kinos. Schauplatz des Dschungelabenteuers ist der Virunga-Nationalpark in Afrika. Der WWF warnt, dass die Zukunft der Region nicht nur im neuen 3D-Film bedroht sei. Im Film sucht ein skrupelloser Konzern nach einer geheimnisvollen Energiequelle im Regenwald. Die Realität ist weniger mysteriös aber nicht weniger bedrohlich: Im Virunga-Nationalpark, ein UNESCO-Weltnaturerbe in der Demokratischen Republik Kongo, will der britische Ölkonzern Soco Öl fördern.   (more…)

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Murder Has Always Been a Part of Children’s Books, Author Finds

Violence in ‘Hunger Games’ not unusual for children’s lit

COLUMBUS, Ohio – If you think the Hunger Games novels are too violent for their intended young readers, try re-reading classic children’s books from the past.

From Snow White to Tarzan of the Apes to Harry Potter, literature for children and teens has always been awash in violence and murder, according to a new book by Michelle Ann Abate, associate professor of literature for children and young adults at The Ohio State University. (more…)

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