Fairytale

The Little Prince. Dir. Mark Osborne. Paramount Pictures. 2015

The Little Prince. Dir. Mark Osborne. Paramount Pictures. 2015 561 800 Alexandrea Bilton

The Little Prince uses the animated medium of a children’s film to reconfigure the representation of the snake. A ‘common trope’ also applied here, is to present snakes as a…

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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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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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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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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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Mulan. Dir. Tony Bancroft and Barry Cook. Buena Vista Pictures. 1998.

Mulan. Dir. Tony Bancroft and Barry Cook. Buena Vista Pictures. 1998. 150 150 Lucy-Katy Moores

Disney’s Mulan (1998) takes on a Chinese folktale of a woman who takes the place of her father in the fight against the Huns who have recently invaded China. The…

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The Shape of Water. Dir. Guillermo Del Toro. Fox Searchlight Pictures. 2017.

The Shape of Water. Dir. Guillermo Del Toro. Fox Searchlight Pictures. 2017. 150 150 Zoe Roberts

The Shape of Water is a fantastical love story set during The Cold War about Eliza, a mute cleaner at a government laboratory, who falls in love with a hybrid amphibian-man…

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Shrek 2. Dir. Andrew Adamson, Kelly Asbury, and Conrad Vernon. DreamWorks. 2004.

Shrek 2. Dir. Andrew Adamson, Kelly Asbury, and Conrad Vernon. DreamWorks. 2004. 150 150 Dora Mckay

The second film in the Shrek franchise, Shrek 2 focuses on a pair of ogres, Shrek and Fiona, and their life as newlyweds: it’s time to meet the in-laws. Fiona’s human parents,…

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The Shape of water. Dir. Guillermo del Toro. Fox Searchlight Pictures. 2017.

The Shape of water. Dir. Guillermo del Toro. Fox Searchlight Pictures. 2017. 150 150 Zoe Roberts

In this scene, the development of inter-species love between the film’s main characters, Eliza and the amphibian-man, culminates in their under-water embrace as the amphibian-man magically gives Eliza gills. This…

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Roald Dahl’s Esio Trot. Dir. Dearbhla Walsh. Red Arrow International. 2015.

Roald Dahl’s Esio Trot. Dir. Dearbhla Walsh. Red Arrow International. 2015. 150 150 Eloise Malhotra

Slow and steady wins the race……… Dearbhla Walsh’s 2015 television film adaptation of Roald Dahl’s Esio Trot depicts the tale of two elderly neighbours, Mrs. Silver (Judi Dench) and Mr. Hoppy (Dustin…

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