The movie Cats features live action humans with extremely detailed CGI cat features. After the release of the trailer for Cats, there was a huge backlash from social media and audiences around the world for the apparently disturbing remake of the musical.
In the interview for Glamour Magazine, Quackenbush discusses why audiences found the trailer to the recently released film so disturbing.
She touches on the ‘uncanny valley’ phenomenon, which occurs when a portrayal is so close to reality that it makes us uncomfortable. She also discusses animal CGI, specifically, and the effects that it may have on the viewer.
Want to read the full article or learn more about the courses taught by Quackenbush?
- Find the Glamour Magazine Piece, ‘Why is the Cats Trailer so Upsetting? An Investigation,’ here
- Explore Quackenbush’s course at DIS, Psychology of Human sexuality