Multi-Participant Identity Figures in Indonesian Animated Films

Yully Ambarsih Ekawardhani, Imam Santosa, Hafiz Azis Ahmad, Irfansyah

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The purpose of this research is to find Indonesian multiculturalism in animated film characters. Fictional characters are human copies of the real world. Characters are positioned to live life in the world of animation. The relationship between characters is manifested when there is an attachment of cultural identity. The characterizations in Indonesian animated films show the complexity of creation. This concept refers to the view that the more complex the characters are, the more memorable the audience will be. This research uses ethnographic method, given that the characters have a cultural identity. Characters are placed as objects that have mental and motivational qualities. In addition, there is the use of cultural symbols, which indicates multiculturalism. The identity of the characters refers to the unified heuristic of Stets and Burke's theory of identity. Meanwhile, the apparent multiculturalism refers to Ricardo L. Garcia's theory of multiculturalism. The condition of Indonesia, which has been based on pluralism from the start, really understands the existence of differences. So that consciously accept the occurrence of cultural syncretism. The results of this study indicate that Indonesian animated film characters tend to show the application of multiculturalism. And, multiculturalism has become an identity. Multiculturalism is proof of acceptance of this condition, and is manifested through animated film characters.

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