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This article presents the heroic aspects of the villain characters portrayed in two 3D animated movies which are Wreck it Ralph produced by Walt Disney and Giant produced by Workpoint Pictures. The analyzed villains play the leading roles in both stories. The aim of the analysis is to reflect the happiness of the villains from what area and the world they live. The similarities and differences between the two characters in terms of duties, understanding of life and self-acceptance are linked to friendship and learning of being their true selves in accordance with social and cultural contexts which are presented in the form of modern folklore. The author analyzes and describes both leading villains on the basis of folklore-based archetypal criticism.
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