Classical Music in Cartoons as Education Source

Eka Chabashvili, Mala Virsaladze


Fine art and music are very different physical phenomena, music being a product of acoustic processes and the visual - of optical ones. As generally known, the spatial aspect is important for visualization, and the temporal one - for sound-making. The connection between these two fields of art is possible only metaphorically, by associative thinking.  In my opinion, for conciliating these two fields of art, it is important to mix the principles of thinking associated with both of these aspects. Therefore, cinematography uses some principals of musical thinking for montage and construction of movie composition.  Visualization of music is an important way for a confluence of image and sound. This is the reason why many famous works of classical music are included in cinematography. So any work of the classical music may be used as film music. Aim of my paper is the analysis of sound material connected with the classical music in several well-known cartoons, for example, such as Disney. This music brings out no only an elegant effect; it is also source to familiarize children with classical music. I would like to present method, how classical music in cartoon film possible to be included in the education. The cartoon is very good possibility for children composers to improve musical fantasy and feeling of sound communication.


Music; Composition; Audio-visual; Cartoons; Children;

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