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This article argues how a shared style of character design in computer-animated by Pixar, Disney and DreamWorks plays a significant role in the empathetic potential of these films.

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This article proposes a new and reverse phenomenon to Masahiro Mori's well-known Uncanny Valley theory by arguing that, as opposed to a steep drop, audiences reach a climactic height in empathy levels when presented with the specific type of animated yet human-like characterization as put forward by American animation studios.

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This page is a summary of: Carefully Constructed Yet Curiously Real: How Major American Animation Studios Generate Empathy Through a Shared Style of Character Design, Animation, November 2019, SAGE Publications, DOI: 10.1177/1746847719875071.
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