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Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists!. Dir. By. Peter Lord. Columbia Pictures. 2012.

Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists!. Dir. By. Peter Lord. Columbia Pictures. 2012. 150 150 Ben Cole

Figure 1-The Pirate Captain and his dodo comrade Polly embrace Charles Darwin. Aardman never shy away from the ludicrous. So when a crew of incompetent pirates endeavour for protagonist The…

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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 ‘privileges the…

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Finding Dory. Dir. Andrew Stanton. Disney Pixar. 2016.

Finding Dory. Dir. Andrew Stanton. Disney Pixar. 2016. 150 150 Hannah Walker

Dory is the iconic name for the blue tang, (or scientifically known: palette surgeon fish) from the motion picture, Finding Nemo. Much like its predecessor, Finding Dory personifies marine life by animating fish…

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The Little Mermaid. Dir. John Musker and Ron Clements. Buena Vista Pictures. 1989.

The Little Mermaid. Dir. John Musker and Ron Clements. Buena Vista Pictures. 1989. 150 150 Jenny Marshall

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ai1RlvqicrU&feature=emb_title Ariel, a headstrong 16-year-old mermaid, has dreams of living as a human on land, despite her father, King Triton’s, constant reprimands regarding her desire for human/animal (mermaid) interaction. With…

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The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Dir. Garth Jennings. Touchstone Pictures, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. 2005.

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Dir. Garth Jennings. Touchstone Pictures, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. 2005. 150 150 Sophie Lott

Garth Jennings’ The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy introduces its science fiction narrative by destabilizing the assumption that human intelligence is greater than that of all other animals by conceptualizing that they…

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In the Heart of the Sea. Dir. Ron Howard. Warner Bros. Pictures. 2015.

In the Heart of the Sea. Dir. Ron Howard. Warner Bros. Pictures. 2015. 150 150 Isabell Hans

https://youtu.be/K-H35Mpj4uk Ron Howard´s In the Heart of the Sea (2015), based on Nathaniel Philbrick´s book (2000) of the same name, illustrates the sinking of the whaling ship Essex in 1820 and the crew´s struggle for survival.…

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The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou. Dir. Wes Anderson. Touchstone Pictures. 2004.

The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou. Dir. Wes Anderson. Touchstone Pictures. 2004. 150 150 Jessica Hannington

Animal Misunderstanding and Mystery in Wes Anderson’s The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou In The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou (dir. Wes Anderson, 2004) Zissou, the famous oceanographer, tackles familial…

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Dolphin Tale. Dir. Charles Martin Smith. Alcon Entertainment. 2011.

Dolphin Tale. Dir. Charles Martin Smith. Alcon Entertainment. 2011. 150 150 Lauren Duffin

Dolphin Tale begins with a view of the underwater world, showcasing the inquisitive nature of dolphins to their surroundings. Dolphin Tale is based on the remarkable true story of a Bottlenose Dolphin…

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Earthlings. Dir. Shaun Monson. Nation Earth. 2005.

Earthlings. Dir. Shaun Monson. Nation Earth. 2005. 150 150 Christian Tuckell

Fig. 1 The original release poster for Earthlings, the film’s oft repeated challenge to the viewer to ‘make the connection’ features prominently alongside pictures of plants, animals and the evil emperor…

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The Cove. Dir. Louie Psihoyos. Lionsgate/Roadside Attractions. 2009.

The Cove. Dir. Louie Psihoyos. Lionsgate/Roadside Attractions. 2009. 150 150 Chloe Bolton

Academy Award winning The Cove (2009) is a documentary film that follows a group of activists, led by renowned dolphin trainer Ric O’Barry, on their mission to expose the mistreatment of dolphins…

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