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Christopher Holliday

Christopher Holliday


Christopher Holliday teaches Film Studies and Liberal Arts at King’s College London, specializing in Hollywood cinema, animation history and contemporary digital media. He has published several book chapters and articles on digital technology and computer animation, including work in Animation Practice, Process & Production and animation: an interdisciplinary journal (where is also Associate Editor). He is the author of The Computer-Animated Film: Industry, Style and Genre (Edinburgh University Press, 2018), and co-editor of the collections Fantasy/Animation: Connections Between Media, Mediums and Genres (Routledge, 2018) and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: New Perspectives on Production, Reception, Legacy (Bloomsbury, 2021). Christopher is currently researching the relationship between identity politics and digital technologies in popular cinema, and can also be found as the curator and creator of the website/blog/podcast, an online educational resource dedicated to the study of the relationship between fantasy storytelling and the medium of animation. 

Areas of Focus

animation and digital culture, digital de-aging, AI, visual effects and identity politics, digital bodies, computer-animated films, VFX aesthetics.

Relevant Publications

Rewriting the stars: Surface Tensions and Gender Troubles in the Online Media Production of Deepfakes

“Old Dog, New Tricks”: James Bond’s Digital Chaos

Contemporary Hollywood Terrorism and ‘London has Fallen’ cinema.

“Movin’ to a different beat”: Commercial Pixar and the Simulated Ordinary

In Good Hands? Indexes and Interfaces in A Computer Animated Hand (Ed Catmull & Frederic Parke, 1972)

The Computer-Animated Film: Industry, Style and Genre

Fantasy/Animation: Connections Between Media, Mediums and Genres 

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