Musical

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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The Prince of Egypt. Dir. Brenda Chapman, Simon Wells, Steve Hickner. DreamWorks Pictures. 1998.

The Prince of Egypt. Dir. Brenda Chapman, Simon Wells, Steve Hickner. DreamWorks Pictures. 1998. 150 150 Robyn Brennan

Following the life of Moses, The Prince of Egypt tells an adaption of the story of the Book of Exodus. In the opening scene of this animated musical, the audience…

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Annie. Dir. John Huston. Columbia Pictures. 1982.

Annie. Dir. John Huston. Columbia Pictures. 1982. 150 150 Olivia Calverley

John Huston’s musical comedy-drama Annie follows the life of an orphan and her trusty adopted dog Sandy. The film repeatedly draws parallels between orphaned children with caged animals, inciting audiences…

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A Street Cat Named Bob. Dir. Roger Spottiswoode. Sony Pictures Releasing. 2016.

A Street Cat Named Bob. Dir. Roger Spottiswoode. Sony Pictures Releasing. 2016. 150 150 Molly Wareing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s13Fnj8LzD8&t=3s Fig.0.1. Trailer for a Street Cat Named Bob [1]A Street Cat Named Bob is a 2016 biographical drama directed by Roger Spottiswoode. The film is based on an memoir…

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The Road to El Dorado. Dir. Bibo Bergeron, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Don Paul. DreamWorks Pictures. 2000.

The Road to El Dorado. Dir. Bibo Bergeron, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Don Paul. DreamWorks Pictures. 2000. 150 150 Milly Winston-Jacques

The Road to El Dorado subverts humanity’s usual place at the apex of creation. In this scene the High Priest, Tzekel-Kan, explains to Tulio (whom he believes to be a…

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Coco. Dir. Lee Unkrich. Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. 2017.

Coco. Dir. Lee Unkrich. Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. 2017. 150 150 Ellys Woodhouse

https://youtu.be/Rvr68u6k5sI Lee Unkrich’s Coco (2017) is built on similar foundations of recent Disney/Pixar releases alike Moana(2016) and The Good Dinosaur(2015); twelve year old Miguel’s (Anthony Gonzalez) dream of becoming a musician compromises his family’s…

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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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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 showcases, through its many varying forms of animal representation, the ways in which filmmakers deal with the challenge of creating animal characters, and how these different methods…

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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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Shrek. Dir. Vicky Jenson and Andrew Adamson. Dreamworks. 2001.

Shrek. Dir. Vicky Jenson and Andrew Adamson. Dreamworks. 2001. 150 150 Bethany Havercroft

Directed by Vicky Jenson and Andrew Adamson Produced by Jeffrey Katzenberg, Aron Warner, and John H. Williams Production Companies were Dreamworks, Dreamworks Animation, and Pacific Data Images _____________________________________________________ While the 2001 film Shrek has a…

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