Year: 2004

Howl’s Moving Castle. Dir. Hayao Miyazaki. Studio Ghibli. 2004.

Howl’s Moving Castle. Dir. Hayao Miyazaki. Studio Ghibli. 2004. 150 150 Hannah Whelan

There is a surprising lack of non-human animal representation in Studio Ghibli’s 2004 film Howl’s Moving Castle, despite an overarching theme which frequently pits an idyllic pastoral version of Japan…

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Shrek 2. Dir. Andrew Adamson, Kelly Asbury, and Conrad Vernon. DreamWorks. 2004.

Shrek 2. Dir. Andrew Adamson, Kelly Asbury, and Conrad Vernon. DreamWorks. 2004. 150 150 Dora Mckay

The second film in the Shrek franchise, Shrek 2 focuses on a pair of ogres, Shrek and Fiona, and their life as newlyweds: it’s time to meet the in-laws. Fiona’s human parents,…

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Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy. Dir. Adam McKay. DreamWorks Studios. 2004.

Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy. Dir. Adam McKay. DreamWorks Studios. 2004. 150 150 Harry Goodman

Anchorman, starring Will Ferrell as the eponymous Ron Burgundy, is a tongue-in-cheek comedy that parodies 1970s American culture through its extremely self-conscious, gross-out style. The absurdity of Ron’s character is…

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Two Brothers . Dir. Jean-Jacques Annaud. Universal Studios. 2004.

Two Brothers . Dir. Jean-Jacques Annaud. Universal Studios. 2004. 150 150 Eleanor Haigh

ean-Jacques Annaud transports us to the richly beautiful Cambodian jungle in the early 1920s , where two tiger cubs, Sangha and Kumal, are born to their stable and loving family…

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Shark Tale. Dir. Bibo Bergeron, Vicky Jenson, Rob Letterman. DreamWorks Animation. 2004.

Shark Tale. Dir. Bibo Bergeron, Vicky Jenson, Rob Letterman. DreamWorks Animation. 2004. 150 150 Sophie Lott

DreamWorks Animation’s Shark Tale plays with the binary of shark/fish through the characterization of Lenny the vegetarian shark and his performativity of conventionally human gender stereotypes. The family animation draws attention to…

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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Dir. Alfonso Cuarón. Warner Bros. 2004.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Dir. Alfonso Cuarón. Warner Bros. 2004. 150 150 Bethan Littley

https://youtu.be/lAxgztbYDbs Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: Official Trailer [i] In 2004, Warner Bros. unveiled the third Harry Potter instalment, blessing the film franchise with the innovative, ingenious, and cinematically…

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The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou. Dir. Wes Anderson. Touchstone Pictures. 2004.

The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou. Dir. Wes Anderson. Touchstone Pictures. 2004. 150 150 Jessica Hannington

Animal Misunderstanding and Mystery in Wes Anderson’s The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou In The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou (dir. Wes Anderson, 2004) Zissou, the famous oceanographer, tackles familial…

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The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou. Dir. Wes Anderson. Buena Vista Pictures. 2004.

The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou. Dir. Wes Anderson. Buena Vista Pictures. 2004. 150 150 Anne Goodall

Wes Anderson’s fourth full-length film, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, details the life of oceanographer and documentarian Steve Zissou following the death of his professional partner and best friend. The…

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Hidalgo. Dir. Joe Johnston. Disney/Touchstone Pictures. 2004.

Hidalgo. Dir. Joe Johnston. Disney/Touchstone Pictures. 2004. 150 150 Alice Leary

Hidalgo (2004), directed by Joe Johnston is a Disney production bringing to life the adventures of America’s most controversial endurance rider; Frank T. Hopkins. His story was discovered and then…

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