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Corpse Bride. Tim Burton. Warner Brothers. 2005.

Corpse Bride. Tim Burton. Warner Brothers. 2005. 2048 1105 Lili Cave

‘In the act of othering, what is projected onto the other is all that must be refused in constructing the identity of the self’[1]. Consequently, establishing a human/animal binary often…

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Luca. Dir. Enrico Casarosa. Pixar Animation Studios. 2021

Luca. Dir. Enrico Casarosa. Pixar Animation Studios. 2021 150 150 Isabella Healey

At what point is a fish-out-of-water no longer a fish? Many films can be described as ‘fish-out-of-water’ stories, but very few take this as literally as Disney Pixar’s Luca. Our eponymous character…

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Children of Men. Dir. by Alfonso Cuarón. Universal Pictures. 2006.

Children of Men. Dir. by Alfonso Cuarón. Universal Pictures. 2006. 150 150 Archie Booth

Children of Men (2006) dir. by Alfonso Cuarón is a science-fiction action drama that takes place in a Britain in 2027. The world for around 18 years has been infertile,…

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Wolfwalkers. Dir Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart. Apple TV+. 2020.

Wolfwalkers. Dir Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart. Apple TV+. 2020. 150 150 Eleanore Speight

This wild land must be civilised. Whilst this film’s premise – the child-friendly tale of two young werewolves attempting to end Oliver Cromwell’s invasion of Ireland – may sound bizarre,…

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The Emperor’s New Groove. Dir. Mark Dindal. Walt Disney Pictures. 2000.

The Emperor’s New Groove. Dir. Mark Dindal. Walt Disney Pictures. 2000. 2560 1440 Drew Carlin

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zefYX6e1g3Y Disney’s animated comedy feature The Emperor’s New Groove follows the journey of a selfish Inca Emperor, Kuzco, who is transformed into a llama by his megalomaniac royal advisor, Yzma.…

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Blade Runner 2049. Dir. Denis Villeneuve. Alcon Entertainment. 2017.

Blade Runner 2049. Dir. Denis Villeneuve. Alcon Entertainment. 2017. 1920 1080 Lili Cave

Denis Villeneuve’s Blade Runner 2049 (2017) transports us to a dystopian earth, where humans and replicants, bio-engineered humans used for slave labour, live side by side. There is a clear…

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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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