Journal Entry – Week 10

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Respond to at least 1 prompt on this page (you are welcome to respond to more). For instructions on how to submit a journal entry, please follow these instructions. FORMATTING FOR THIS WEEK: Use the title format “[FirstName] [LastName] W10” and select the Category “Journal Entry – Week 10” 

Prompt 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?

Prompt 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?

Tyla Baxter W10

Prompt 1:

Some examples of product placement in animation productions today are in animated films such as Zootopia(2016), and Ralph Breaks The Internet (2018), both had references to popular brands and companies in order to promote them beneficially. Other examples of this can be seen in animated tv shows such as American Dad and Rick and Morty.

Shreya Lama, W10

Prompt 1

Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018), the sequel to Wreck-it Ralph (2012) references many known brands from Amazon to YouTube to Facebook and many more throughout its running time as the movie deals with things that can be accessed online. Another movie is Jurassic World (2015), though not animated features many product placements such as Coca-Cola, Starbucks, Samsung, Pandora, and many more. Product placement is a form of advertising done by featuring or placing a brand or a product in movies, tv shows, or any kind of media to promote them which benefits the involved companies.

MES 106 journal 10

Some of recent examples of products that are placement in Animated tv shows today are zootopia in (2016) the macy store and bags and target bags. Lorax, and the Bee movie. Another big TV show is in friends. The way this happens is Animation or a company has product and makes like a Deal or agreement with another company that benefit both parties.