What Does Bla Bla Mean? Gibberish As Fictional Language In Larva Island, Masha and The Bear, and Rabbid Invasion

  • Yenita Apriliana UIN Raden Mas Said Surakarta
  • Wahyu Tantika Damayanti UIN Raden Mas Said Surakarta
  • Maulida Miftakhul Ilma UIN Raden Mas Said Surakarta
  • Wanda Nar Hanifah UIN Raden Mas Said Surakarta
  • Anita Usnul Chotimah UIN Raden Mas Said Surakarta
  • Ulva Uliya Sari UIN Raden Mas Said Surakarta
  • Rieka Yunia Lestyaningsih UIN Raden Mas Said Surakarta
  • Muhamad Agil Faturroman UIN Raden Mas Said Surakarta
Keywords: Animation Film, Anthropomorphic Characters., Fictional Language, Gibberish


Gibberish is a term for nonsense language commonly found in animated films with anthropomorphic characters. This research is limited to analyzing the gibberish anthropomorphic characters that interact with non-gibberish characters. In this study, the authors examine how interactions between animals and humans by analyzing how humans, as non-gibberish characters, can understand what animals, as gibberish characters, convey with vague language and no identifiable meaning, such as sounds, expressions, and movements made by anthropomorphic characters. In analyzing the film and solving problems, the writer uses several theories, such as Thomason's hypnosis, Jasper's fluidity, and Arguby Purnomo's fictional language. Based on the theory used in this study, the writer can understand anthropomorphic characters in animated films like the Rabbid in Rabbids Invasion, the animals in Masha and The Bear, and also the interactions between Yellow, Red, and his friends with a man who was stranded in Larva Island, which only makes a faint sound, expression and body movements. By doing this research, we can prove that gibberish is used by anthropomorphic characters is functioned as a fictional language and proven by its aspects. This study can be used by future researchers in the fields of language and literature as a guide to reveal how gibberish in animal characters has functioned as fictional language.


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