Outlook of the game acceptance and application in the animation, Wreck-It Ralph - Focusing on Intermediality relation -

애니메이션<주먹왕 랄프>에서 게임의 수용과 적용양상 -상호매체성 관계를 중심으로-

  • 임용섭 (세한대학교 만화애니메이션학과)
  • Received : 2016.06.06
  • Accepted : 2016.07.20
  • Published : 2016.07.28


Wreck-it Ralph is the new genre of animation combining with totally different media, games. Hence, how the game, Fix it Felix, Jr. was digested in the animation to interact each other was reviewed in this article. Upon the review, Wreck-it Ralph did not refer to the images and narration structure of Fix it Felix, Jr. but to the specific motives of the game, which is referring to Intermedial individuals in making Intermedial relations. Wreck-it Ralph is the first animation to refer to the motives of the game and have the Intermedial relation with animation. In addition, it has the meanings enough to be analyzed, so we reviewed its Intermedial relation with Rajewsky's analysis frame in this article.


Intermediality;Rajewsky;Medial combination;Medial conversion;Intermedial relationship matching;intermedial individual reference


Supported by : Sehan University


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