THE ANIMATED FILM FABLE AS AGAINST THE LITERARY TRADITION BASED ON THE EXAMPLE OF THE TV SERIES 64 ZOO LANE
In this text the literary ancestors of the film fable, from the ancient Esopus to J. de la Fontaine, are presented. Therefore, the text is focused on the literary tradition that had constituted the main and the more useful genre models. Then, the genre convention of the fable is presented in its essential characteristics. In the second part, the author analyses the animated TV series 64 Zoo Lane, created by Ann Vrombaut and broadcast first on the BBC in 2000, as an example of the contemporary fable that in the audiovisual medium continues the old tradition. In the conclusion it is stated that the fable is the genre with the fairly steady structures and functions. It maintains its elementary components and only adapts them to the new communication forms but supports its didactic functions, especially useful in forming the moral attitudes in the education of children.