Childrens

The Cat Returns. Dir. Hiroyuki Morita. Toho. 2002.

The Cat Returns. Dir. Hiroyuki Morita. Toho. 2002. 150 150 Amelia Ward

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gp-H_YOcYTM&feature=emb_title The Cat Returns (2002) is a Japanese fantasy film animated by Studio Ghibli, which follows dissatisfied schoolgirl Haru Yoshioka, who after saving a cat from a road collision, discovers she…

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Toy Story. Dir. John Lasseter. Pixar. 1995.

Toy Story. Dir. John Lasseter. Pixar. 1995. 150 150 Jessica Trueman

‘You’ve got a friend in me’ is the catchphrase of Pixar’s first computer-generated feature-length film, Toy Story (1995), and this perfectly captures the relationships within the film; including those between the group…

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Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle. Dir. Andy Serkis. Netflix. 2018.

Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle. Dir. Andy Serkis. Netflix. 2018. 150 150 Olivia Harris

The film ‘Mowgli’ is a recent adaptation by Andy Serkis of the beloved Kipling story ‘The Jungle Book’. It is a fantasy adventure film and a beautifully aesthetic hybrid of…

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Barnyard. Dir. Steve Oedekerk. Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon Movies. 2006.

Barnyard. Dir. Steve Oedekerk. Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon Movies. 2006. 150 150 Anna Nawroozi

Steve Oedekerk’s Barnyard uses witty puns and gags in order to satirise the idea of the animal as a fixed definition, in that an animal can never truly be anything…

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Coco. Dir. Lee Unkrich. Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. 2017.

Coco. Dir. Lee Unkrich. Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. 2017. 150 150 Ellys Woodhouse

Helping Miguel Rivera navigate the Land of the Dead as he seeks to find his great-great-grandfather is Dante, the stray Xoloitzcuintli dog. However, when it is revealed that Dante is…

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Alice in Wonderland. Dir. Tim Burton. Walt Disney Pictures. 2010.

Alice in Wonderland. Dir. Tim Burton. Walt Disney Pictures. 2010. 150 150 Joanna Jenkins

The Wordsworth Classics edition of the original story. The film draws on the viewer’s knowledge of the Disney original in the tea party scene, making it a ruin of what…

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Bambi. Dir. David Hand. RKO Radio Pictures. 1942.

Bambi. Dir. David Hand. RKO Radio Pictures. 1942. 150 150 Vivian Sun

The story of Bambi has captured the hearts of many ever since its release back in 1942. The main character, Bambi is a sweet, newborn mule deer when he first…

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Wolf Children. Dir. Mamoru Hosoda. Toho. 2012.

Wolf Children. Dir. Mamoru Hosoda. Toho. 2012. 150 150 Yelin Jang

Wolf Children describes the maturation of two werewolf children, Yuki and Ame, and their human-being mother, Hana, with great sensitivity. The werewolf children struggle between their two identities – human…

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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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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. Dir. Chris Columbus. Warner Bros. 2002.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. Dir. Chris Columbus. Warner Bros. 2002. 150 150 Amelia Ward

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets utilizes horror film narratives and their depiction of monstrous animals in order to reveal a deeper complex message regarding human-animal relationships. The franchise’s reliance…

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