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dc.contributor.authorBarranco, Peyton
dc.descriptionJulia Rogers Research Prize: Junior/Senior Winner 2021en_US
dc.description.abstractThe animated world of BoJack Horseman is a bright, colorful image of Hollywood which is populated by an array of both anthropomorphic animals and humans. Despite the series’ vivid art style and its quick-witted humor, BoJack Horseman investigates themes related to mental health, such as depression, substance abuse, and trauma. It is noteworthy that BoJack Horseman, an adult animated comedy about a depressed anthropomorphic horse, offers an insightful and artistic representation of themes on depression and trauma. BoJack Horseman may be able to provide insight into how sophisticated representations of mental illness in media can impact viewers’ attitudes towards or impressions of mental illness. In this research paper, I investigate how BoJack Horseman makes use of its genre and animated medium to communicate its themes related to mental health. My research suggests that the series’ genre and medium are crucial to its ability to deliver a poignant commentary on mental health issues.en_US
dc.format.extent23 pagesen_US
dc.genreresearch articlesen_US
dc.relation.isAvailableAtGoucher College, Baltimore, MD
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dc.titleMental Health Theming in BoJack Horsemanen_US

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