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By Marsha Kinder

How do little ones at the present time discover ways to comprehend tales? Why do they reply so enthusiastically to domestic games and to a fantasy like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? and the way are such fads on the topic of multinational media mergers and the "new global order"? In assessing those questions, Marsha Kinder offers an excellent new point of view on smooth media.

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1989 United Feature Syndicate. tinue to change at an accelerated pace, placing him on Gilligan's island, in a toothpaste commercial, the weather report, the home shopping channel, an episode of Booker and Sheldon from his own "Garfield and Friends," and so on. Finally Garfield shouts, "Odie, help, my vertical hold is slipping," and images roll by in an indecipherable blur, ending this montage sequence that so clearly extends the vertical axis of a paradigm onto the syntagmatic plane. M. " Even the toys advertised ― 80 ― Image not available.

Everything's drawn out for you, nice and simple like. " From this opening black-and-white film sequence we move to an animated version of the western (which mediates between the still drawing and the live-action footage). This ― 67 ― fluid movement between animation and live action also occurs in other TV series ("Super Mario Brothers," for instance) and is simulated by the animated performance of PeeWee Herman. In each case the combination facilitates the kind of transgressive identification across other borders (of genre, generation, race, culture, and species) that was demonstrated in the opening title sequence and that is the specialty of the Muppet Babies and presumably of their peewee spectators.

Mandler and Nancy S. Johnson, challenges Piaget's assumption that errors in remembering the temporal sequence of events "were due to a failure to comprehend chronological, causal and distinctive relations"; instead, these researchers argue that more attention must be ― 58 ― given to the structure of the specific stories (which might include not only narrative structure, which is the focus of their own study, but also the mode of image production and intertextual relations with other stories). They acknowledge: There is considerable anecdotal evidence that young children often adequately recall stories and plots of television cartoons.

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