Animation

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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Pocahontas. Dir. Eric Goldberg and Mike Gabriel. The Walt Disney Company. 1995.

Pocahontas. Dir. Eric Goldberg and Mike Gabriel. The Walt Disney Company. 1995. 150 150 Lucy Luscombe

Figure 1 – Percy and Smith are close as are Meeko and Pocahontas, aligning them as cultural counterparts In Pocahontas, the animosity between Meeko, the Native American raccoon and Percy,…

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Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island. Dir. Jim Stenstrum. Hanna-Barbera Cartoons. 1998.

Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island. Dir. Jim Stenstrum. Hanna-Barbera Cartoons. 1998. 150 150 Natalie Fenn

Figure 1 – Simone and Lena’s partial werecat transformation, lending them features of both species. Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island[1] is subversive both in terms of subverting what you’d expect from…

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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 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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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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The Prince of Egypt. Dir. Brenda Chapman, Simon Wells, Steve Hickner. DreamWorks Pictures. 1998.

The Prince of Egypt. Dir. Brenda Chapman, Simon Wells, Steve Hickner. DreamWorks Pictures. 1998. 150 150 Robyn Brennan

Following the life of Moses, The Prince of Egypt tells an adaption of the story of the Book of Exodus. In the opening scene of this animated musical, the audience…

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The Mask. Dir. Charles Russell. New Line Cinema. 1994.

The Mask. Dir. Charles Russell. New Line Cinema. 1994. 150 150 Lauren Hurt

https://youtu.be/CnBLiLjBtV4 Scene in The Mask in which Milo comes to rescue Stanley from jail. This scene in the film The Mask shows the protagonist Stanley in prison after being caught…

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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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A Whisker Away. Dir. Junichi Sato & Tomotaka Shibayama. Studio Colorido, Netflix. 2020.

A Whisker Away. Dir. Junichi Sato & Tomotaka Shibayama. Studio Colorido, Netflix. 2020. 150 150 Maria Stoll

In A Whisker Away, the 14-year-old Miyo Sasaki takes extreme measures in order to be close to her school crush Kento Hinode, even accepting a cat mask from a dubious…

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