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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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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

‘There’s a stampede, in the pride lands’, Zazu’s memorable line is word-for-word identical to the 1994 animation. But where the animation focused on a simple plot, Jon Favreau’s recreation with…

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Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Dir. Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones. EMI Films. 1975.

Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Dir. Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones. EMI Films. 1975. 150 150 Anya Portus

In the opening scene of Monty Python and the Holy Grail [1], a grassy hill is shown with the sound of horse’s hooves—only for a skipping King Arthur, and coconut-clomping…

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Carnage. Dir. Simon Amstell. BBC. 2017.

Carnage. Dir. Simon Amstell. BBC. 2017. 150 150 Samuel Ross

What would the world be like if everybody was vegan? According to Simon Amstell’s vision of the future in Carnage, it’s a peaceful utopia in which the young vegans of tomorrow…

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Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Dir. Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones. EMI Films. 1975.

Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Dir. Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones. EMI Films. 1975. 150 150 Anya Portus

This iconic scene fully exemplifies the film’s absurdist representation of the violence of the crusades, particularly the disproportionate violence of the Western invaders. It explores this using the similarly lopsided…

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Shrek 2. Dir. Andrew Adamson, Kelly Asbury, and Conrad Vernon. DreamWorks. 2004.

Shrek 2. Dir. Andrew Adamson, Kelly Asbury, and Conrad Vernon. DreamWorks. 2004. 150 150 Dora Mckay

The second film in the Shrek franchise, Shrek 2 focuses on a pair of ogres, Shrek and Fiona, and their life as newlyweds: it’s time to meet the in-laws. Fiona’s human parents,…

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A Matter of Loaf and Death. Dir. Nick Park. BBC. 2008.

A Matter of Loaf and Death. Dir. Nick Park. BBC. 2008. 150 150 Harriet Brodie

Beloved characters Wallace and his side-kick canine Gromit return for another film, and this time they are running Top Bun, a brand new bakery. Business is booming for the duo,…

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Shaun the Sheep The Movie. Dir. Mark Burton and Richard Starzak. Studiocanal. 2015.

Shaun the Sheep The Movie. Dir. Mark Burton and Richard Starzak. Studiocanal. 2015. 150 150 Laura Bell

Shaun the Sheep The Movie trailer Following his introduction in Nick Park’s Wallace and Gromit: A Close Shave, the woolly star, Shaun the Sheep, received his own spin off show creatively…

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Scott Pilgrim vs The World. Dir. Edgar Wright. Universal. 2010.

Scott Pilgrim vs The World. Dir. Edgar Wright. Universal. 2010. 150 150 Joseph Mackay

Joseph MackayMonday 16 January 2017 Scott Pilgrim vs The World, a film based on Bryan Lee O’ Malley’s six graphic novel series of the same name, is about the titular…

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