Bear(s)

The Jungle Book. Dir. Jon Favreau. Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. 2016.

The Jungle Book. Dir. Jon Favreau. Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. 2016. 150 150 Lucie Dowson

Man vs. Nature in The Jungle Book (2016) The Jungle Book is a film that essentially explores the relationship between man and nature through the portrayal of different animal wills and how they…

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The Jungle Book. Dir. Wolgang Reitherman. Walt Disney. 1967.

The Jungle Book. Dir. Wolgang Reitherman. Walt Disney. 1967. 150 150 Jonathon Kirk

The Jungle Book (1967) Dir, by Wolfgang Reitherman Disney’s The Jungle Book is a film of young boy trying to prove he can survive in the jungle whilst being persuaded by a…

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The Revenant . Dir. Alejandro González Iñárritu. 20th Century Fox . 2015.

The Revenant . Dir. Alejandro González Iñárritu. 20th Century Fox . 2015. 150 150 Hannah Lumb

While much of The Revenant’s plot focuses on the quarrels of men and the seeking of revenge, the bear attack scene makes us forget this for a moment. González Iñárritu instead creates…

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Wir sind im Zoo. Dir. Bruno Kleberg. Progress Film-Verleih. 1953.

Wir sind im Zoo. Dir. Bruno Kleberg. Progress Film-Verleih. 1953. 150 150 Fabian K

We are at the zoo is an 1953 Film about a class of pioneers visiting the Leipziger Zoo in the German Democratic Republic. On their visit the class is being…

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Monsters, Inc. Dir. Pete Docter, David Silverman, Lee Unkrich. Buena Vista Pictures. 2001.

Monsters, Inc. Dir. Pete Docter, David Silverman, Lee Unkrich. Buena Vista Pictures. 2001. 150 150 Emma Long

Lovable monsters like Sully and Mike of Pixar’s Monsters, Inc (Docter, Silverman and Unkrich, 2001) manage to make the monster world not so scary. Despite their initial employment as professional…

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Shrek. Dir. Andrew Adamson & Vicky Jenson. DreamWorks Pictures. 2001.

Shrek. Dir. Andrew Adamson & Vicky Jenson. DreamWorks Pictures. 2001. 150 150 Caragh Hargreaves

Shrek (2001) is a film that invests in the fairytale tropes found in literature to create humour. Characters are typecast and stereotypes are flung at the audience in the beginning scenes…

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The Jungle Book. Dir. Wolfgang Reitherman. Walt Disney. 1967.

The Jungle Book. Dir. Wolfgang Reitherman. Walt Disney. 1967. 150 150 Lauren Wakelin

 The Jungle Book (1967) Walt Disney Synopsis Having been raised by a pack of wolves, with a black panther and a bear as your two closest companions, you would think…

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Tangled. Dir. Nathan Greno and Bryon Howard. Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. 2010.

Tangled. Dir. Nathan Greno and Bryon Howard. Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. 2010. 150 150 Sophie McIndoe

A modern twist on the traditional fairytale story of Rapunzel, Tangled is an edgy take on a timeless classic. Disney’s 50th animated family film is a fantasy, fairytale, romance, comedy and musical. …

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We Bought a Zoo. Dir. Cameron Crowe. 20th Century Fox. 2011.

We Bought a Zoo. Dir. Cameron Crowe. 20th Century Fox. 2011. 150 150 Jessica Walton

We Bought a Zoo is a film loosely based on a memoir of the same name by Benjamin Mee which describes his purchase and restoration of the failing Dartmoor Wildlife…

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The Elephant in the Living Room. Dir. Michael Webber. NightFly Entertainment. 2010.

The Elephant in the Living Room. Dir. Michael Webber. NightFly Entertainment. 2010. 150 150 Christian Tuckell

The Elephant in the Living Room (2010, dir. Michael Webber) As The Elephant in the Living Room rolls towards a conclusion Webber appropriates a pair of Brumfield’s home videos to give a raw…

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