Year: 2015

Ant-Man. Dir. Peyton Reed. Marvel Studios. 2015.

Ant-Man. Dir. Peyton Reed. Marvel Studios. 2015. 2048 1080 Natalie Fenn

https://youtu.be/cslFsCgQfdg ‘You’ve yet to learn about your greatest allies: the ants. Loyal, brave, and your partners on this job.’ Figure 1 – a few of Scott’s new ant buddies! As…

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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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The Good Dinosaur. Dir. Peter Sohn. Disney Pixar. 2015.

The Good Dinosaur. Dir. Peter Sohn. Disney Pixar. 2015. 150 150 Lucinda Fox

Ever wondered what life would be like if dinosaurs never became extinct? Well, you’ll never have to wonder again thanks to The Good Dinosaur. In this alternate world human-animal relationships…

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Crimson Peak. Dir. Guillermo Del Toro. Legendary. 2015.

Crimson Peak. Dir. Guillermo Del Toro. Legendary. 2015. 150 150 Angeline Parker

“It is a monstrous love and it makes monsters of us all” Artwork for Crimson Peak, Edith (left) as the butterfly, Lucille (right) as the moth Guillermo Del Toro’s gothic…

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Ted 2. Dir Seth MacFarlane. Universal Pictures. 2015.

Ted 2. Dir Seth MacFarlane. Universal Pictures. 2015. 150 150 Chelsea Dunbobbin

Ted 2 is the second instalment of the Ted series in which John (Mark Wahlberg), as a child wishes for his teddy bear, Ted (Seth MacFarlane), to come to life. What…

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Cinderella. Dir. Sir Kenneth Branagh . Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. 2015.

Cinderella. Dir. Sir Kenneth Branagh . Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. 2015. 150 150 Imogen Hooper

During Ella’s journey from a happy, sweet child, to the mourning servant of her stepfamily, to cherished wife of the King, her fundamental characteristics are consistent. Her mother tells her…

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Mad Max: Fury Road. Dir. George Miller. Warner Bros. 2015.

Mad Max: Fury Road. Dir. George Miller. Warner Bros. 2015. 150 150 Lucy Hilton

Miller’s use of post-apocalyptic colour is deliberate and ground-breaking. Mad Max: Fury Road is saturated with reds and oranges. Immediately following a fight scene that results in a lead-character casualty,…

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The Witch. Dir. Robert Eggers. A24. 2015.

The Witch. Dir. Robert Eggers. A24. 2015. 150 150 Charlotte Russell

Robert Eggers’s 2015 independent horror film The Witch encounters human-animal relations in reference to a manmade issue – religion and the occult. I argue that such a representation of humans living alongside…

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Roald Dahl’s Esio Trot. Dir. Dearbhla Walsh. Red Arrow International. 2015.

Roald Dahl’s Esio Trot. Dir. Dearbhla Walsh. Red Arrow International. 2015. 150 150 Eloise Malhotra

Slow and steady wins the race……… Dearbhla Walsh’s 2015 television film adaptation of Roald Dahl’s Esio Trot depicts the tale of two elderly neighbours, Mrs. Silver (Judi Dench) and Mr. Hoppy (Dustin…

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Shaun the Sheep The Movie. Dir. Mark Burton and Richard Starzak. Studiocanal. 2015.

Shaun the Sheep The Movie. Dir. Mark Burton and Richard Starzak. Studiocanal. 2015. 150 150 Laura Bell

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQeI4i2Nzw8&feature=emb_title Restaurant scene Starzak and Burton challenge our perceptions of human and animal intelligence in Shaun the Sheep The Movie. Aardman excel in casting the animals as intelligent and exasperated by…

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