Representations of animal harm and objectification in the works of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ films: 1937-2016
Datasets usually provide raw data for analysis. This raw data often comes in spreadsheet form, but can be any collection of data, on which analysis can be performed.
This spreadsheet includes data conducted for a PhD project completed at Northumbria University (2016-2019). It documents the amount of times that animals have been depicted in Walt Disney Animation Studios films. The project is titled: "Representations of animal harm and objectification in the works of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ films: 1937-2016".
This project utilizes a hermeneutic approach to answer the questions posed. While the hermeneutic approach is usually purely qualitative, this project also employs a quantitative approach. This data documents how many times each animal species is depicted in WDAS films (1937-2016). The data is used throughout this thesis to support its arguments. All fifty-six WDAS films (1937-2016) have been viewed five times each to record this information. This data impartially demonstrates how often WDAS has depicted animals and the harms they experience. Therefore, it offers an objective history of how animals and animal harm have been depicted by WDAS, with no comment on these portrayals from the author of this thesis. This benefits this study because qualitative research alone is potentially subject to bias, especially with emotive topics such as animal harm. By offering a mix of quantitative and qualitative research, this study seeks to restrict its potential for bias.