Degree Name

Master of Science

Department or Program

Mass Communication and Media Arts


John Reid Perkins-Buzo


Along with the trends in media, animation is rapidly changing. With these changes it becomes harder to identify what is truly a unique or original idea in this media art form. Parody, a common component found in animation can be the very foundation in regards to the creation of a cartoon or an animated art. But is it the animator’s or creator’s key goal to make a parody or are they trying to create a unique story that deviates from a traditional tale? Are the passions behind them to be comical, creative, or both? To find out, I decided to make an animated piece myself. This being the primary goal, the secondary was strengthening my skills as an animator and an artist.