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The Simpsons Movie. Dir. David Silverman. 20th Century Fox. 2007.

The Simpsons Movie. Dir. David Silverman. 20th Century Fox. 2007. 150 150 Lois Jones

Why does everything I whip leave me?– Homer Simpson, The Simpsons Movie The Simpsons Movie – Spider-pig dressed up as Harry Plopper The Simpsons Movie is characterised by imprisonment vs…

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Twelve Monkeys. Dir. Terry Gilliam. Universal Pictures . 1996.

Twelve Monkeys. Dir. Terry Gilliam. Universal Pictures . 1996. 150 150 Alice Connolly

Twelve Monkeys begins: human beings whoop and rattle in cages, buried deep underground. Wild animals roam free in the streets; in the churches, on top of this underground prison. But who…

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Jumanji. Dir. Joe Johnson . TriStar Pictures . 1996.

Jumanji. Dir. Joe Johnson . TriStar Pictures . 1996. 150 150 Grace Young

Ever felt like your life was just one long game, and everything to happen was caused by the roll of a dice? No? Well try living 26 years inside Jumanji,…

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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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The Wolf of Wall Street. Dir. Martin Scorsese . Paramount Pictures. 2013.

The Wolf of Wall Street. Dir. Martin Scorsese . Paramount Pictures. 2013. 150 150 Jessica Trueman

The Wolf of Wall Street is a biographical dark comedy that follows the life of criminal stock broker, Jordan Belfort. The presence of animals in the film draws attention to human-animal…

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The Golden Compass. Dir. Chris Weitz. Warner Bros. Pictures. 2007.

The Golden Compass. Dir. Chris Weitz. Warner Bros. Pictures. 2007. 150 150 Lauren Kontos

The Golden Compass is set in a parallel universe where old fashioned styles (like cars and dresswear) mixes with modern technology, such as electric motors. In this universe everyone has what…

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White Dog. Dir. Samuel Fuller. Paramount Pictures. 1982.

White Dog. Dir. Samuel Fuller. Paramount Pictures. 1982. 150 150 Harry Goodman

Sam Fuller’s final Hollywood film, White Dog (1982), is based on Romain Gary’s 1970 ‘nonfiction’ novel of the same name and tells the story of aspiring actress Julie Sawyer (Kristy…

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The Wild. Dir. Steve ‘Spaz’ Williams. Buena Vista Pictures. 2006.

The Wild. Dir. Steve ‘Spaz’ Williams. Buena Vista Pictures. 2006. 150 150 Alison Madin

The Wild YouTube video of the film’s theatrical trailer: <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zE3mEgqqlCM> ‘Start spreading the newspaper.’ Disney’s 2006 animation, The Wild, by first-time director and ex-special effects artist Steve ‘Spaz’ Williams, is a family…

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The Wild. Dir. Steve ‘Spaz’ Williams. Buena Vista Pictures. 2006.

The Wild. Dir. Steve ‘Spaz’ Williams. Buena Vista Pictures. 2006. 150 150 Alison Madin

ZooScope ZOOM: The Wild  Above: ‘This isn’t Happiness’ – 07/04/2014 front cover illustration of The New Yorker by Peter DeSeve shows a vegetarian lion eating salad whilst looking distractedly at a…

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Paddington. Dir. Paul King. StudioCanal. 2014.

Paddington. Dir. Paul King. StudioCanal. 2014. 150 150 Bethany Havercroft

The 2014 film ‘Paddington’ appears to champion inclusivity and acceptance of migrants over merely wanting to observe or distance ourselves from animals and people that are different from us, just…

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