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Carnage. Dir. Simon Amstell. BBC. 2017.

Carnage. Dir. Simon Amstell. BBC. 2017. 150 150 Samuel Ross

What would the world be like if everybody was vegan? According to Simon Amstell’s vision of the future in Carnage, it’s a peaceful utopia in which the young vegans of tomorrow…

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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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Brigsby Bear. Dir. Dave McCary. Sony Pictures Classics. 2017.

Brigsby Bear. Dir. Dave McCary. Sony Pictures Classics. 2017. 150 150 Abbey Jessome

Brigsby Bear is about a young man named James Pope. James is a fanatic of a show called Brigsby Bear Adventures. James’ world changes one day when the police find him and…

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Animal Farm. Dir. John Halas, Joy Batchelor. Pathe, Universal, RKO . 1954.

Animal Farm. Dir. John Halas, Joy Batchelor. Pathe, Universal, RKO . 1954. 150 150 Sophie Lidyard

Halas and Batchelor’s 1954 Animal Farm holds a firm place in cinematic history as Britain’s second animated feature.  The film is based on the 1945 novella by George Orwell and is often…

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Over the Hedge. Dir. Tim Johnson and Karey Kirkpatrick. DreamWorks. 2006.

Over the Hedge. Dir. Tim Johnson and Karey Kirkpatrick. DreamWorks. 2006. 150 150 Emma Bragg

After Verne, an anxious turtle, breaks through the boundary of the manicured hedge he enters a pristine garden on the periphery of a middle class suburbia. A far cry from…

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Aladdin. Dir. Ron Clements and John Musker. Disney Studios. 1992.

Aladdin. Dir. Ron Clements and John Musker. Disney Studios. 1992. 150 150 Anna Davies

Ron Clements’ and John Muskers’, Aladdin (1992) [1]  follows the life of a poor street dweller and his sidekick monkey, Abu in the fictional city of Agrabah. After being coerced into…

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Shaun the Sheep The Movie. Dir. Mark Burton and Richard Starzak. Studiocanal. 2015.

Shaun the Sheep The Movie. Dir. Mark Burton and Richard Starzak. Studiocanal. 2015. 150 150 Laura Bell

Shaun the Sheep The Movie trailer Following his introduction in Nick Park’s Wallace and Gromit: A Close Shave, the woolly star, Shaun the Sheep, received his own spin off show creatively…

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Monsters, Inc. Dir. Pete Docter, David Silverman, Lee Unkrich. Buena Vista Pictures. 2001.

Monsters, Inc. Dir. Pete Docter, David Silverman, Lee Unkrich. Buena Vista Pictures. 2001. 150 150 Emma Long

Lovable monsters like Sully and Mike of Pixar’s Monsters, Inc (Docter, Silverman and Unkrich, 2001) manage to make the monster world not so scary. Despite their initial employment as professional…

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Who Framed Roger Rabbit. Dir. Robert Zemeckis. Buena Vista Pictures Distribution, Inc.. 1988.

Who Framed Roger Rabbit. Dir. Robert Zemeckis. Buena Vista Pictures Distribution, Inc.. 1988. 150 150 Charlotte Pick

Robert Zemeckis’s Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) is set in the ‘Toon’-dominated animated film industry of Hollywood in 1947, 40 years previous to the film’s actual release. [1] Eddie Valiant (Bob Hoskins), [2]…

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We Bought a Zoo. Dir. Cameron Crowe. 20th Century Fox. 2011.

We Bought a Zoo. Dir. Cameron Crowe. 20th Century Fox. 2011. 150 150 Jessica Walton

We Bought a Zoo is a film loosely based on a memoir of the same name by Benjamin Mee which describes his purchase and restoration of the failing Dartmoor Wildlife…

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