VITALIZATION OF SOUTH SULAWESI FAIRYTALES THROUGH ANIMATED MOVIE: CHARACTER BUILDING IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
The vitalization of the fairytale of South Sulawesi is urgent considering that the tales are currently on the verge of extinction. The elderly who used to recite it was also passing away. One way to make these fairytales sustainable is to visualize them in animated movies. Character building for young children is essential, and fairy tale incorporation of moral values is necessary for this age group. This study employed observation methods with note taking and interviews in three research sites (Gowa, Bone, and Luwu). This study found many fairytales in South Sulawesi. Seven were found in Bone, 11 were found in Luwu, and 10 were found in Gowa. The moral characters found in the fairytale are to be patient, to be perseverant, never give up, be an obedient child, kindness always wins, not to interfere in the affairs of others, never break promises, no to be lazy, and intelligence brings happiness. Five animated movies were utilized as examples since they are considered to have the power to shape young children's characters.
fairytale, South Sulawesi, character building, moral value, animated movie