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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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Two Brothers . Dir. Jean-Jacques Annaud. Universal Studios. 2004.

Two Brothers . Dir. Jean-Jacques Annaud. Universal Studios. 2004. 150 150 Eleanor Haigh

ean-Jacques Annaud transports us to the richly beautiful Cambodian jungle in the early 1920s , where two tiger cubs, Sangha and Kumal, are born to their stable and loving family…

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Ponyo. Dir. Hayao Miyazaki. Toho. 2008.

Ponyo. Dir. Hayao Miyazaki. Toho. 2008. 150 150 Elaine Yee Lam Wong

‘What? She is captured by a boy? This is very bad. Is it already dead?’ yells Ponyo’s father Fujimoto when realising his precious daughter is being kept as a pet…

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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 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

Human ignorance towards carnivorous eating behaviours are challenged in the ‘Les Poissons’ scene of The Little Mermaid, where a flamboyant chef sings about cooking fish as he prepares them. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iq-UaXQ1c1M&feature=emb_title One…

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Wir sind im Zoo. Dir. Bruno Kleberg. Progress Film-Verleih. 1953.

Wir sind im Zoo. Dir. Bruno Kleberg. Progress Film-Verleih. 1953. 150 150 Fabian K

We are at the zoo is an 1953 Film about a class of pioneers visiting the Leipziger Zoo in the German Democratic Republic. On their visit the class is being…

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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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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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Moonrise Kingdom. Dir. Wes Anderson. Focus Features. 2012.

Moonrise Kingdom. Dir. Wes Anderson. Focus Features. 2012. 150 150 Bradley Savage

Wes Anderson’s 2012 Moonrise Kingdom tells the tale of Suzy and Sam as they run away together. Our two young characters are pursued by Suzy’s family and Sam’s scout troop.

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The Cat From Outer Space. Dir. Norman Tokar. Buena Vista Distribution. 1978.

The Cat From Outer Space. Dir. Norman Tokar. Buena Vista Distribution. 1978. 150 150 Bradley Savage

As we see a feline descend from the tongue-like walkway of a cat-shaped spaceship, Disney’s 1978 film The Cat From Outer Space opens, invoking a science-fiction both familiar and alien. It is…

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