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The Lion King. Dir. Jon Favreau. Walt Disney Pictures and Fairview entertainment. 2019.

The Lion King. Dir. Jon Favreau. Walt Disney Pictures and Fairview entertainment. 2019. 150 150 Grace Horth

Jon Favreau’s 2019 recreation of The Lion King is something David Attenborough would be proud of, or is it? Disney seems to have a habit of reproducing the same stories,…

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Hannah Montana: The Movie. Dir. Peter Chelsom. Walt Disney Pictures. 2009.

Hannah Montana: The Movie. Dir. Peter Chelsom. Walt Disney Pictures. 2009. 150 150 Maryellen Rayner

Hannah Montana: The Movie is about Miley Stewart, a secret pop sensation known as Hannah Montana, getting caught up in the perks of her famous life. Her fed-up father, Robby Ray,…

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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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IRIS. Dir. Albert Maysles. Magnolia Pictures. 2014.

IRIS. Dir. Albert Maysles. Magnolia Pictures. 2014. 150 150 Joseph Nixon

Albert Maysles’ 2015 documentary film IRIS provides a portrait of the nonagenarian fashion icon, Iris Apfel. Filming inside Iris’s apartment, Maysles presents us with many images of animal representations. The animals are…

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The Lion King. Dir. Roger Allens and Rob Minkoff. Buena Vista Pictures. 1994.

The Lion King. Dir. Roger Allens and Rob Minkoff. Buena Vista Pictures. 1994. 150 150 Harry Howes

The Lion King[i] tells the story of Simba, a lion cub born into the monarchy and heir to his father Mufasa, ruler of all the animals in the Pride Lands. From…

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We Bought a Zoo. Dir. Cameron Crowe. 20th Century Fox. 2011.

We Bought a Zoo. Dir. Cameron Crowe. 20th Century Fox. 2011. 150 150 Jessica Walton

We Bought a Zoo is a film loosely based on a memoir of the same name by Benjamin Mee which describes his purchase and restoration of the failing Dartmoor Wildlife…

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Earthlings. Dir. Shaun Monson. Nation Earth. 2005.

Earthlings. Dir. Shaun Monson. Nation Earth. 2005. 150 150 Christian Tuckell

Fig. 1 The original release poster for Earthlings, the film’s oft repeated challenge to the viewer to ‘make the connection’ features prominently alongside pictures of plants, animals and the evil emperor…

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Up. Dir. Peter Docter. Disney Pixar. 2009.

Up. Dir. Peter Docter. Disney Pixar. 2009. 150 150 Helena Quarmby

Pixar’s 2009 film Up tells the astonishing tale of Carl, a 78 year old who wishes to fulfil his and his late wife’s dream of reaching Paradise Falls in South…

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Blade Runner. Dir. Ridley Scott. Warner Bros. 1982.

Blade Runner. Dir. Ridley Scott. Warner Bros. 1982. 150 150 Sam Walker

Dystopian L.A. 2019 Blade Runner (1982) takes place in a futuristic and dystopian Los Angeles. Heavy industrialisation has caused great damage to Earth’s atmosphere and ecosystem, wiping out most of the…

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