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One Hundred and One Dalmatians. Dir. Wolfgang Reitherman, Clyde Geronimi, Hamilton Luske. Buena Vista Distribution. 1961.

One Hundred and One Dalmatians. Dir. Wolfgang Reitherman, Clyde Geronimi, Hamilton Luske. Buena Vista Distribution. 1961. 150 150 Georgina Hartley

Figure 1. Still of the film’s conclusion which sees one hundred and one Dalmatians enter the living room of Anita and Roger’s London home. [1] One hundred and one Dalmatians,…

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Rio. Dir. by Carlos Saldanha. Blue Sky Studios and 20th Century Animation. 2011.

Rio. Dir. by Carlos Saldanha. Blue Sky Studios and 20th Century Animation. 2011. 1280 720 Jasmine Allen

Opening with the vibrant celebration of colours and exotic sounds of the Brazilian rainforest, our focus is drawn to a nervous exotic baby macaw bird called Blu who plucks up…

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Corpse Bride. Tim Burton. Warner Brothers. 2005.

Corpse Bride. Tim Burton. Warner Brothers. 2005. 2048 1105 Lili Cave

‘In the act of othering, what is projected onto the other is all that must be refused in constructing the identity of the self’[1]. Consequently, establishing a human/animal binary often…

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Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists!. Dir. By. Peter Lord. Columbia Pictures. 2012.

Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists!. Dir. By. Peter Lord. Columbia Pictures. 2012. 150 150 Ben Cole

Figure 1-The Pirate Captain and his dodo comrade Polly embrace Charles Darwin. Aardman never shy away from the ludicrous. So when a crew of incompetent pirates endeavour for protagonist The…

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Surf’s Up. Dir. Ash Brannon & Chris Buck. Columbia Pictures. 2007.

Surf’s Up. Dir. Ash Brannon & Chris Buck. Columbia Pictures. 2007. 1920 1080 Rachel Davies

Released in 2007, during the surge of penguin movies, Surf’s Up is a unique animated mockumentary exploring how penguins are the ‘real’ inventors of the worldwide sport, surfing. A documentary…

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Ferdinand. Dir. Carlos Saldanha. 20th Century Studios. 2017.

Ferdinand. Dir. Carlos Saldanha. 20th Century Studios. 2017. 150 150 Lauryn Edwards

“Built to fight, born to love.” Part of the core ethics depicted within Saldanha’s Ferdinand (2017) is that the exploitation of animals, whether bullfighting or meat production, is unacceptable. However,…

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Legally Blonde. Dir. Robert Luketic. MGM Films. 2001.

Legally Blonde. Dir. Robert Luketic. MGM Films. 2001. 150 150 Lucy Sutherland

Robert Luketic’s 2001 film Legally Blonde follows sorority girl Elle Woods’ journey at Harvard Law School, with her chihuahua, Bruiser. Bruiser is used as a demonstrative device of Elle’s hyper-femininity…

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The Deer Hunter. Dir. Michael Cimino. EMI. 1978.

The Deer Hunter. Dir. Michael Cimino. EMI. 1978. 150 150 Ben Cole

Figure 1: Death of the deer from the first hunt. The Deer Hunter (1978). Michael Cimino’s The Deer Hunter explores the impact of the Vietnam War on Americans, depicting protagonist…

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Pocahontas. Dir. Eric Goldberg and Mike Gabriel. The Walt Disney Company. 1995.

Pocahontas. Dir. Eric Goldberg and Mike Gabriel. The Walt Disney Company. 1995. 150 150 Lucy Luscombe

Figure 1 – Percy and Smith are close as are Meeko and Pocahontas, aligning them as cultural counterparts In Pocahontas, the animosity between Meeko, the Native American raccoon and Percy,…

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A Dog’s Journey. Dir. Gail Mancuso. Universal Pictures. 2019.

A Dog’s Journey. Dir. Gail Mancuso. Universal Pictures. 2019. 150 150 Andrea Dauden

They say that dogs are man’s best friend, but what if that best friend who with you from birth stayed longer than a lifetime? Two years after A Dog’s Purpose…

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