Frequently asked: Cartoon characters, performing animals, and the like
Often asked for by cataloguers and by users of filmographic data.
A type of Agent?
First and foremost, this appears to be a question of the nature of these creations. Can they qualify as Agents because they appear to be capable of acting in certain ways?
From the EN 15907 definition of Agent:
"... an entity that is involved in the creation, realization, curation or exploitation of a Cinematographic Work"
For some philosophical concepts of agents and actions, see .
In drama, a fictitious character would be considered as part of the subject of the work.
Approaches in filmography
General modelling approaches
The Vocabulary Mapping Framework (VMF) defines an entity named 'Anthropomorph':
vmf:Anthropomorph_Anthropomorph rdfs:subPropertyOf vmf:ImaginaryAnimateEntity_ImaginaryAnimateEntity. vmf:Anthropomorph vmf:HasDefinition "An Entity that is not a Human but which is attributed with roles or characteristics of a Human.". vmf:CreateAnthropomorph vmf:HasDefinition "To Create an Anthropomorph.". vmf:HasPrimitiveSemantics "Anthropomorph: an entity which is not a Human (such as an imaginary cartoon character representing a talking tree) may have the characteristics of a Human Being.". vmf:HasDifferentiae vmf:PrimitiveSemantics. vmf:HasExamples "Mickey Mouse; Darth Vader; Lassie.". vmf:CreatorOfAnthropomorph vmf:HasDefinition "A Creator of an Anthropomorph.".