The following journal entry prompts are suggestions. Professors may come up with different ones for their individual course sections. 

Example 1

Product-driven shows became a hallmark of American TV animated productions in the 1980s. Can you think of any contemporary/recent examples of product placement in animated tv shows today? If not on TV, how is product placement used in today’s media?

Example 2

What is today’s most popular (in term of audience) Japanese animated TV show in the US? What genre does it belong to? What is the general storyline? On what platform is it distributed? Why do you think it resonates with American audiences? Is it as popular in Japan?

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