"Leopard Noise" - What happens when we use sound samples instead of human speak in Nature cartoons? By Willi Paul Studio / Planetshifter.com
"Leopard Noise" - What happens when we use sound samples instead of human speak in Nature cartoons? By Willi Paul Studio/ Planetshifter.com

"Presenting animals to children in ways that are similar to how humans act and behave is likely to be counter-productive for learning scientifically accurate information about the biological world and to influence children's view of the biological world." - Patricia A. Ganea

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Introduction Issues -

What happens when we replace human voices with photo stills?

What do the sound samples symbolize?

"A Nature Sound Cartoon?"

Disney - Animates with human voices and behaviors with animals in Nature

What are we teaching our kids? To what effect?

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Anthropomorphism is the attribution of human traits, emotions, and intentions to non-human entities and is considered to be an innate tendency of human psychology.

Personification is the related attribution of human form and characteristics to abstract concepts such as nations, emotions and natural forces like seasons and the weather.

Both have ancient roots as storytelling and artistic devices, and most cultures have traditional fables with anthropomorphized animals as characters. People have also routinely attributed human emotions and behavioral traits to wild as well as domestic animals. (WIKI)

When Animals Act Like People in Stories, Kids Can't Learn by Jason G. Goldman


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