Distributor: Paramount Pictures

Rango. Dir. Gore Verbinski. Paramount Pictures. 2011.

Rango. Dir. Gore Verbinski. Paramount Pictures. 2011. 1920 1080 Danielle Marsh

As Rango’s terrarium hits the concrete and shatters, the bleak reality of human nature and the wake of destruction we leave becomes apparent. To humans, animal suffering is a mere…

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The Little Prince. Dir. Mark Osborne. Paramount Pictures. 2015

The Little Prince. Dir. Mark Osborne. Paramount Pictures. 2015 561 800 Alexandrea Bilton

The Little Prince uses the animated medium of a children’s film to reconfigure the representation of the snake. A ‘common trope’ also applied here, is to present snakes as a…

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Rango. Dir. Gore Verbinski. Paramount Pictures. 2011.

Rango. Dir. Gore Verbinski. Paramount Pictures. 2011. 150 150 Aylin Ezder

Rango film poster “Rango’s” animated Western storyline is narrated by an owl mariachi band with thick Spanish accents who tell the story of a nameless pet chameleon. The anthropomorphic chameleon…

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How to Train Your Dragon. Dir. Dean DeBlois, Chris Sanders. Paramount Pictures. 2010.

How to Train Your Dragon. Dir. Dean DeBlois, Chris Sanders. Paramount Pictures. 2010. 150 150 Sophie Tsang

Despite the movie’s title, How to Train Your Dragon does not present ‘trained’ dragons. The title insinuates the shift from foe to friend is a means of ‘training’ a dragon,…

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True Grit. Dir. Ethan Coen and Joel Coen. Paramount Pictures. 2010.

True Grit. Dir. Ethan Coen and Joel Coen. Paramount Pictures. 2010. 150 150 Hannah Ashe

https://youtu.be/p1V1teWUXZs This video shows the scene from the 2010 revisionist-western True Grit that is the discussed in this article. Although the tone of True Grit (2010) is primarily light-hearted and…

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Pet Sematary. Dir. Mary Lambert. Paramount Pictures. 1989.

Pet Sematary. Dir. Mary Lambert. Paramount Pictures. 1989. 150 150 Adam Shepherd

Mary Lambert’s 1989 adaptation of Stephen King’s Pet Sematary is a horror film that supplants the blood-thirsty killer with a household pet – one which becomes increasingly unfamiliar as the…

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Arrival. Dir. Denis Villeneuve. Paramount Pictures. 2016.

Arrival. Dir. Denis Villeneuve. Paramount Pictures. 2016. 150 150 Joanna Jenkins

https://youtu.be/tFMo3UJ4B4g When I think of science fiction films, I immediately think of two things: aliens and explosions. Arrival plays with these expectations of the genre, asking the viewer to look at aliens…

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Barnyard. Dir. Steve Oedekerk. Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon Movies. 2006.

Barnyard. Dir. Steve Oedekerk. Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon Movies. 2006. 150 150 Anna Nawroozi

Steve Oedekerk’s Barnyard uses witty puns and gags in order to satirise the idea of the animal as a fixed definition, in that an animal can never truly be anything…

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The Wolf of Wall Street. Dir. Martin Scorsese . Paramount Pictures. 2013.

The Wolf of Wall Street. Dir. Martin Scorsese . Paramount Pictures. 2013. 150 150 Jessica Trueman

The Wolf of Wall Street is a biographical dark comedy that follows the life of criminal stock broker, Jordan Belfort. The presence of animals in the film draws attention to human-animal…

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How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days. Dir. Donald Petrie. Paramount Pictures. 2003.

How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days. Dir. Donald Petrie. Paramount Pictures. 2003. 150 150 Maryellen Rayner

How to Lose a Guy in 10 days is a romantic comedy about a magazine writer, Andy, who is conducting a social experiment that involves her acting in very cliché forms…

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