عنوان مقاله [English]
One of the most important aspects of animation is creating and processing of characters. To create characters, different components are considered. Due to the production of animations in Iran, the need for analysis and study in their various components is felt, so the aim of present study is identifying characteristics of cultural, national, and artistic identity affecting the character of Iranian animations. The issue of the present study is to pay attention to the characteristics of identity and their reflections in two art works of Iranian animation. The relationship of characters created by the animation designers with the characteristics that can represent the Iranian national-cultural identity is the concern of the present study. The present study is of qualitative research type and is considered as descriptive-analytical research in terms of combined methods and semiotic approaches. In order to discover the hidden layers of identity in Iranian animated characters, the study concluded that in the field of animation, the lack of sufficient studies before production and performance and the relative transcription from non- Iranian experienced styles caused Iran's works to still not find a distinctive style and personality. Findings show that in the studied models, despite the thematic contexts for the use of Iranian visual traditions, this feature has been partially used in character design.