Year: 2007

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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The Simpsons Movie. Dir. David Silverman. 20th Century Fox. 2007.

The Simpsons Movie. Dir. David Silverman. 20th Century Fox. 2007. 150 150 Lois Jones

Why does everything I whip leave me?– Homer Simpson, The Simpsons Movie The Simpsons Movie – Spider-pig dressed up as Harry Plopper The Simpsons Movie is characterised by imprisonment vs…

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D-War : Dragon Wars. Dir. Hyung-rae Shim. Freestyle Releasing, Showbox. 2007.

D-War : Dragon Wars. Dir. Hyung-rae Shim. Freestyle Releasing, Showbox. 2007. 150 150 Yelin Jang

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MAwm-dRRv6M&feature=emb_logo The movie, D-War : Dragon Wars, begins with introducing the Korean legend of the ascension of Imoogi, a gigantic pre-dragon stage serpent. Every 500 years, one good Imoogi was rewarded…

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The Fox and the Child. Dir. Luc Jacquet. Pathé. 2007.

The Fox and the Child. Dir. Luc Jacquet. Pathé. 2007. 150 150 Christian Townsend

Luc Jacquet’s The Fox and the Child depicts an unnamed girl (Bertille Noël-Bruneau) exploring the French countryside and following its animal inhabitants. She develops an obsession with the titular fox and it…

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The Golden Compass. Dir. Chris Weitz. Warner Bros. Pictures. 2007.

The Golden Compass. Dir. Chris Weitz. Warner Bros. Pictures. 2007. 150 150 Lauren Kontos

The Golden Compass is set in a parallel universe where old fashioned styles (like cars and dresswear) mixes with modern technology, such as electric motors. In this universe everyone has what…

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The Fox and the Child. Dir. Luc Jacquet. Pathé. 2007.

The Fox and the Child. Dir. Luc Jacquet. Pathé. 2007. 150 150 Christian Townsend

When asked in an interview how he approached making The Fox and the Child (2007) following the popularity of The March of the Penguins (2005), French director Luc Jacquet replied: I went into my…

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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Dir. David Yates. Warner Bros. Pictures. 2007.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Dir. David Yates. Warner Bros. Pictures. 2007. 150 150 Eleanor Kerr

In Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007), Harry contends with his isolation as a result of the ministry of magic, and a large portion of his fellow students, believing…

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Bee Movie. Dir. Steve Hickner and Simon J. Smith. DreamWorks. 2007.

Bee Movie. Dir. Steve Hickner and Simon J. Smith. DreamWorks. 2007. 150 150 Emma Bragg

https://youtu.be/VONRQMx78YI Bee Movie Official Trailer: [1] This textbook human thinking opens Bee Movie [2], an animation which follows the film’s aptly alliteratively named protagonist, Barry B. Benson, an aspiring bee,…

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Ratatouille. Dir. Brad Bird. Pixar. 2007.

Ratatouille. Dir. Brad Bird. Pixar. 2007. 150 150 Barney Waller

Within Ratatouille, the scene in which Remy figures out that he is able to control Linguini, Brad Bird confounds expectations through undermining the stereotype about the animality of rats, and using…

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Ratatouille. Dir. Brad Bird, Jan Pinkava. Pixar. 2007.

Ratatouille. Dir. Brad Bird, Jan Pinkava. Pixar. 2007. 150 150 Harriet Brodie

Brad Bird’s Ratatotuille challenges how we stereotypically perceive rats through the depiction of the protagonist, Remy. The narrative shows Remy struggling with finding acceptance in human society, despite the exceptional cooking talents…

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