Birds

Dumbo. Dir. Tim Burton. Walt Disney Studios. 2019.

Dumbo. Dir. Tim Burton. Walt Disney Studios. 2019. 150 150 Aisha Khan

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NiYVoqBt-8&ab_channel=WaltDisneyStudios Magic. Mayhem. Friendship. Freedom. Come on down to Medici’s circus, where the newest attraction is an adorable baby elephant with ears too big to handle. Watch him soar above…

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The Deer Hunter. Dir. Michael Cimino. EMI. 1978.

The Deer Hunter. Dir. Michael Cimino. EMI. 1978. 150 150 Ben Cole

Figure 1: Death of the deer from the first hunt. The Deer Hunter (1978). Michael Cimino’s The Deer Hunter explores the impact of the Vietnam War on Americans, depicting protagonist…

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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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Storks. Dir. Doug Sweetland, Nicolas Stoller. Warner Bros.Pictures. 2016.

Storks. Dir. Doug Sweetland, Nicolas Stoller. Warner Bros.Pictures. 2016. 150 150 Aylin Ezder

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVzL94jZNdU Anthropomorphism and stereotypes are often utilized in children’s animation since they cater to a broad audience. The film Storks uses anthropomorphic animals in order to create vivid and lively…

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The Craft. Dir. Andrew Fleming. Columbia Pictures. 1996.

The Craft. Dir. Andrew Fleming. Columbia Pictures. 1996. 150 150 Laura Hallam

The Craft is a 1996 supernatural teen horror film, in which animals feature heavily as a representation of the otherness felt by four teenage girls who possess extraordinary powers. The…

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The Lighthouse. Dir. Robert Eggers. A24. 2019.

The Lighthouse. Dir. Robert Eggers. A24. 2019. 150 150 George Knighton

“𝑩𝒆𝒔𝒕 π’šβ€™π’π’†π’‚π’—π’† 𝒕𝒉𝒆 π’ˆπ’–π’π’π’” 𝒃𝒆. 𝑰𝒏 β€™π’†π’Žπ’” 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒔𝒐𝒖𝒍𝒔 𝒐𝒇 π’”π’‚π’Šπ’π’π’“π’” π’˜π’‰π’‚π’• π’Žπ’†π’• π’•π’‰π’†π’Šπ’“ π’Žπ’‚π’Œπ’†π’“.” The Lighthouse is a film about madness and evil. The film uses the arrival and death…

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Blue Velvet. Dir. David Lynch. De Laurentiis Entertainment Group. 1986

Blue Velvet. Dir. David Lynch. De Laurentiis Entertainment Group. 1986 150 150 Lorna Mooney

Lynch has made a career out of the surreal, exploring the dark and often animalistic nature of human existence. His 1986 neo-noir mystery/psychological horror Blue Velvet centres around college student…

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Ernest and Celestine. Dir. Benjamin Renner. StudioCanal. 2012

Ernest and Celestine. Dir. Benjamin Renner. StudioCanal. 2012 150 150 Maya Thomas

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJ1rmOYLr2U [1] Ernest and Celestine[2] (2012) is a French animated film that presents the unorthodox relationship between a bear and a mouse. Introduced as a struggling musician, Ernest is starving and on…

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American Honey. Dir. Andrea Arnold. 2016.

American Honey. Dir. Andrea Arnold. 2016. 150 150 Ellie Parkinson

Andrea Arnold’s films are renowned for their nuanced focus upon human behaviour. However, as Michael Lawrence recognises in his analysis of her 2011 adaptation of Wuthering Heights, Arnold β€˜privileges the…

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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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