From despicable to happy: animated vocality in the evolution of Felonious Gru

Veronica Stewart, Diane Hughes

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterpeer-review

Abstract

The role of animated vocality is explored through analyses of Pharell Williams’ songs as featured in Despicable Me films. Williams’ singer-songwriter vocality – cumulative and identifying factors - atypically encompasses sound production, songwriting, and singing. Such vocality is identified within a purposefully developed framework that informs the development of animated characterisation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe singing voice in contemporary cinema
EditorsDiane Hughes, Mark Evans
Place of PublicationSouth Yorkshire
PublisherEquinox Publishing
Chapter12
Pages196-212
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9781781797389
ISBN (Print)9781781794456, 9781781791127
Publication statusPublished - 24 Nov 2020

Keywords

  • singing
  • song
  • Gru
  • film

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