HAR: Language/Communication

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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Project X. Dir. Jonathan Kaplan . Twentieth Century Fox. 1987.

Project X. Dir. Jonathan Kaplan . Twentieth Century Fox. 1987. 150 150 Rachel Buttery

Project X explores the journey of a chimpanzee named Virgil, taking him from the safety of his home with psychologist Teri Macdonald to an Air Force base where he participates in…

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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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Ratatouille. Dir. Brad Bird. Buena Vista Pictures. 2007.

Ratatouille. Dir. Brad Bird. Buena Vista Pictures. 2007. 150 150 Jenny Marshall

In the Ratatouille scene where Remy and Emile enter an old woman’s house, questions of animal invasion into human spaces are raised. The woman’s reaction is to kill the trespassing rats; a…

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Ratatouille. Dir. Brad Bird . Walt Disney Pictures . 2007.

Ratatouille. Dir. Brad Bird . Walt Disney Pictures . 2007. 150 150 Rachel Buttery

Ratatouille’s exploration of human cruelty towards rats is encapsulated in the scene where an old lady discovers that her home is infested by rats.   The old lady is introduced…

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Ratatouille. Dir. Brad Bird . Walt Disney Pictures . 2007.

Ratatouille. Dir. Brad Bird . Walt Disney Pictures . 2007. 150 150 Rachel Buttery

Ratatouille’s exploration of human cruelty towards rats is encapsulated in the scene where an old lady discovers that her home is infested by rats.   The old lady is introduced…

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Planet of the Apes. Dir. Franklin J. Schaffner. 20th Century Fox. 1968.

Planet of the Apes. Dir. Franklin J. Schaffner. 20th Century Fox. 1968. 150 150 Amy Fuller

Planet of the Apes (1968), dir. Franklin J. Schaffner It is from the Planet of the Apes’s first encounter with its ‘more or less human’ characters that we are made aware of…

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The Witches. Dir. Nicolas Roeg. Warner Bros Entertainment Inc.. 1990.

The Witches. Dir. Nicolas Roeg. Warner Bros Entertainment Inc.. 1990. 150 150 Sarah Krische

Only undeceived individuals might be able to tell a witch from an ordinary woman, for their most dangerous power is the sophisticated art of deception. “Real witches dress in ordinary…

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Bringing up Baby. Dir. Howard Hawks. RKO Radio Pictures. 1938.

Bringing up Baby. Dir. Howard Hawks. RKO Radio Pictures. 1938. 150 150 Elizabeth Cherry

Bringing up Baby is a film which explores the relationship between humans and animals through the use of doubling. This is particularly evident in the scene where Susan lets a wild…

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Avatar. Dir. James Cameron. 20th Century Fox. 2009.

Avatar. Dir. James Cameron. 20th Century Fox. 2009. 150 150 Sian Oliver-Waters

Set in the year 2154, Avatar (Dir. James Cameron, 2009) follows Jake Sully (Sam Worthington), a paraplegic ex-marine who is given the opportunity to take part in a program on the distant…

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