Imaginary Animals: No

The Emperor’s New Groove. Dir. Mark Dindal. Walt Disney Pictures. 2000.

The Emperor’s New Groove. Dir. Mark Dindal. Walt Disney Pictures. 2000. 2560 1440 Drew Carlin

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zefYX6e1g3Y Disney’s animated comedy feature The Emperor’s New Groove follows the journey of a selfish Inca Emperor, Kuzco, who is transformed into a llama by his megalomaniac royal advisor, Yzma.…

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Surf’s Up. Dir. Ash Brannon & Chris Buck. Columbia Pictures. 2007.

Surf’s Up. Dir. Ash Brannon & Chris Buck. Columbia Pictures. 2007. 1920 1080 Rachel Davies

Released in 2007, during the surge of penguin movies, Surf’s Up is a unique animated mockumentary exploring how penguins are the ‘real’ inventors of the worldwide sport, surfing. A documentary…

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Blade Runner 2049. Dir. Denis Villeneuve. Alcon Entertainment. 2017.

Blade Runner 2049. Dir. Denis Villeneuve. Alcon Entertainment. 2017. 1920 1080 Lili Cave

Denis Villeneuve’s Blade Runner 2049 (2017) transports us to a dystopian earth, where humans and replicants, bio-engineered humans used for slave labour, live side by side. There is a clear…

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Dumbo. Dir. Tim Burton. Walt Disney Studios. 2019.

Dumbo. Dir. Tim Burton. Walt Disney Studios. 2019. 150 150 Aisha Khan

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NiYVoqBt-8&ab_channel=WaltDisneyStudios Magic. Mayhem. Friendship. Freedom. Come on down to Medici’s circus, where the newest attraction is an adorable baby elephant with ears too big to handle. Watch him soar above…

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The Silence of the Lambs. Dir. Jonathan Demme. Orion Pictures. 1991.

The Silence of the Lambs. Dir. Jonathan Demme. Orion Pictures. 1991. 150 150 Thomas Richardson

Alongside terrific and terrifying characters such as Hannibal Lecter and Clarice Starling, there is another sinister dramatis persona evoked in Jonathan Demme’s The Silence of the Lambs – that of…

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Ferdinand. Dir. Carlos Saldanha. 20th Century Studios. 2017.

Ferdinand. Dir. Carlos Saldanha. 20th Century Studios. 2017. 150 150 Lauryn Edwards

“Built to fight, born to love.” Part of the core ethics depicted within Saldanha’s Ferdinand (2017) is that the exploitation of animals, whether bullfighting or meat production, is unacceptable. However,…

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A Christmas Carol. Dir. Robert Zemeckis. Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. 2009.

A Christmas Carol. Dir. Robert Zemeckis. Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. 2009. 150 150 Georgina Hartley

‘Even the blind men’s dogs appeared to know him; and when they saw him coming on, would tug their owners into doorways and up courts; and then would wag their…

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Arachnophobia, Dir. Frank Marshall, Hollywood Pictures, Franklin Entertainment, 1990.

Arachnophobia, Dir. Frank Marshall, Hollywood Pictures, Franklin Entertainment, 1990. 150 150 Luke Donley

In one of the most suspenseful scenes in Arachnophobia, a young woman goes for a shower in the bathroom but is ambushed by one of the spider offspring in a…

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Wolfwalkers. Dir Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart. Apple TV+. 2020.

Wolfwalkers. Dir Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart. Apple TV+. 2020. 570 268 Eleanore Speight

The woods are getting smaller every day. At the core of 2020’s Wolfwalkers is a fable about environmental degradation:  the mounting destruction of the natural world, and the subjugation of…

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Togo. Dir. Ericson Core. Walt Disney Studios. 2019

Togo. Dir. Ericson Core. Walt Disney Studios. 2019 150 150 Dionne Clark-Patterson

Promotional poster centring Togo and Seppala In Togo (2019)[1], directed by Ericson Core, the eponymous canine hero recovers from a potentially devastating injury, portrayed as being due to Togo’s incredible…

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