Crow(s)

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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The Secret of NIMH. Dir. Don Bluth. MGM/UA Entertainment Company. 1982.

The Secret of NIMH. Dir. Don Bluth. MGM/UA Entertainment Company. 1982. 150 150 Hannah Whelan

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLE65PZ30tM “We can no longer live as rats. We know too much.” The Secret of NIMH is remembered by many as a dark, creepy, and disturbing film, with retrospectives published…

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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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The Wizard of Oz. Dir. Victor Fleming, King Vidor, George Cukor, Richard Thorpe, Norman Taurog. MGM. 1939.

The Wizard of Oz. Dir. Victor Fleming, King Vidor, George Cukor, Richard Thorpe, Norman Taurog. MGM. 1939. 150 150 Isobel Harbinson

The Wizard of Oz is about a small-town girl in the big city–the Emerald City. Dorothy lives on a farm in Kansas with her dog Toto. When she is knocked unconscious…

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Grizzly Man. Dir. Werner Herzog. Lions Gate Films. 2005.

Grizzly Man. Dir. Werner Herzog. Lions Gate Films. 2005. 150 150 Samuel Ross

A fascinating aspect about Werner Herzog’s exploration of the life of Timothy Treadwell and his relationships with the wild grizzly bears of Alaska is his investigation of the way Treadwell…

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The Wizard of Oz. Dir. Victor Fleming, King Vidor, George Cukor, Richard Thorpe, Norman Taurog. MGM. 1939.

The Wizard of Oz. Dir. Victor Fleming, King Vidor, George Cukor, Richard Thorpe, Norman Taurog. MGM. 1939. 150 150 Isobel Harbinson

The Wizard of Oz showcases, through its many varying forms of animal representation, the ways in which filmmakers deal with the challenge of creating animal characters, and how these different methods…

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Mad Max: Fury Road. Dir. George Miller. Warner Bros. 2015.

Mad Max: Fury Road. Dir. George Miller. Warner Bros. 2015. 150 150 Lucy Hilton

Miller’s use of post-apocalyptic colour is deliberate and ground-breaking. Mad Max: Fury Road is saturated with reds and oranges. Immediately following a fight scene that results in a lead-character casualty,…

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The Fox and the Child. Dir. Luc Jacquet. Pathé. 2007.

The Fox and the Child. Dir. Luc Jacquet. Pathé. 2007. 150 150 Christian Townsend

Luc Jacquet’s The Fox and the Child depicts an unnamed girl (Bertille Noël-Bruneau) exploring the French countryside and following its animal inhabitants. She develops an obsession with the titular fox and it…

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The Fox and the Child. Dir. Luc Jacquet. Pathé. 2007.

The Fox and the Child. Dir. Luc Jacquet. Pathé. 2007. 150 150 Christian Townsend

When asked in an interview how he approached making The Fox and the Child (2007) following the popularity of The March of the Penguins (2005), French director Luc Jacquet replied: I went into my…

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Charlotte’s Web. Dir. Gary Winick. Paramount Pictures. 2006.

Charlotte’s Web. Dir. Gary Winick. Paramount Pictures. 2006. 150 150 Sian Oliver-Waters

Based on the classic children’s story by E. B. White, Charlotte’s Web (2006) follows the journey of a runty piglet, Wilbur (Dominic Scott Kay), saved by the farmer’s daughter Fern (Dakota…

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