Elephants

A Cat’s Life (‘Une Vie de Chat’). Dir. Alain Gagnol and Jean-Loup Felicioli. Gebeka Films. 2010.

A Cat’s Life (‘Une Vie de Chat’). Dir. Alain Gagnol and Jean-Loup Felicioli. Gebeka Films. 2010. 150 150 Isaac Whiting

A Cat in Paris (‘Une Vie de Chat’, 2010) is a charmingly funny, aesthetically beautiful and surprisingly thrilling French animated film, directed by Alain Gagnol and Jean-Loup Felicioli. [1] The…

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Tarzan. Dir. Kevin Lima, Chris Buck. Disney. 1999.

Tarzan. Dir. Kevin Lima, Chris Buck. Disney. 1999. 150 150 Simon Coleman

Tarzan-Two Worlds Tarzan is best characterised by the title of the film’s opening song Two Worlds, sang by Phil Collins. This is the story of flora and fauna, represented by gorillas, colliding…

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The Lion King. Dir. Roger Allens and Rob Minkoff. Buena Vista Pictures. 1994.

The Lion King. Dir. Roger Allens and Rob Minkoff. Buena Vista Pictures. 1994. 150 150 Harry Howes

The Lion King[i] tells the story of Simba, a lion cub born into the monarchy and heir to his father Mufasa, ruler of all the animals in the Pride Lands. From…

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The Jungle Book. Dir. Wolfgang Reitherman. Walt Disney. 1967.

The Jungle Book. Dir. Wolfgang Reitherman. Walt Disney. 1967. 150 150 Lauren Wakelin

 The Jungle Book (1967) Walt Disney Synopsis Having been raised by a pack of wolves, with a black panther and a bear as your two closest companions, you would think…

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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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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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Gates of Heaven. Dir. Errol Morris. New Yorker Films. 1978.

Gates of Heaven. Dir. Errol Morris. New Yorker Films. 1978. 150 150 Christian Tuckell

Figure 1: The original cinematic release poster for Gates of Heaven. Eighty-Five minutes of predominantly medium close-up shots without narration with a focus, superficially at least, on the pet cemetery business. You…

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The Elephant in the Living Room. Dir. Michael Webber. NightFly Entertainment. 2010.

The Elephant in the Living Room. Dir. Michael Webber. NightFly Entertainment. 2010. 150 150 Christian Tuckell

The Elephant in the Living Room (2010, dir. Michael Webber) As The Elephant in the Living Room rolls towards a conclusion Webber appropriates a pair of Brumfield’s home videos to give a raw…

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Milking the Rhino. Dir. David E. Simpson. Kartemquin Films. 2009.

Milking the Rhino. Dir. David E. Simpson. Kartemquin Films. 2009. 150 150 Cristyn Lloyd

David E. Simpson’s 2009 documentary Milking the Rhino is a groundbreaking, astonishing story of two cattle farming cultures, the Maasai of Kenya and Ovahimba of Namibia, caught between trying to…

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Robin Hood. Dir. Wolfgang Reitherman. Walt Disney Productions. 1973.

Robin Hood. Dir. Wolfgang Reitherman. Walt Disney Productions. 1973. 150 150 George Michell

Robin Hood, dir. Wolfgang Reitherman (Walt Disney Productions, 1973) Here is the trailer for the ‘foxy’ Robin Hood:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awONp__GGvU This Disney animation of the legend of Robin Hood focuses on the adventures of…

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