Penguins

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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Storks. Dir. Doug Sweetland, Nicolas Stoller. Warner Bros.Pictures. 2016.

Storks. Dir. Doug Sweetland, Nicolas Stoller. Warner Bros.Pictures. 2016. 150 150 Aylin Ezder

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVzL94jZNdU Anthropomorphism and stereotypes are often utilized in children’s animation since they cater to a broad audience. The film Storks uses anthropomorphic animals in order to create vivid and lively…

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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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Over the Hedge. Dir. Tim Johnson and Karey Kirkpatrick. DreamWorks. 2006.

Over the Hedge. Dir. Tim Johnson and Karey Kirkpatrick. DreamWorks. 2006. 150 150 Emma Bragg

After Verne, an anxious turtle, breaks through the boundary of the manicured hedge he enters a pristine garden on the periphery of a middle class suburbia. A far cry from…

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Who Framed Roger Rabbit. Dir. Robert Zemeckis. Buena Vista Pictures Distribution, Inc.. 1988.

Who Framed Roger Rabbit. Dir. Robert Zemeckis. Buena Vista Pictures Distribution, Inc.. 1988. 150 150 Charlotte Pick

Robert Zemeckis’s Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) is set in the ‘Toon’-dominated animated film industry of Hollywood in 1947, 40 years previous to the film’s actual release. [1] Eddie Valiant (Bob Hoskins), [2]…

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The Wrong Trousers. Dir. Nick Pick. BBC. 1993.

The Wrong Trousers. Dir. Nick Pick. BBC. 1993. 150 150 Caragh Hargreaves

Hapless Wallace and his faithful dog Gromit appear again on screen for a dramatic adventure in The Wrong Trousers (1993). The inventors’ worldsget thrown upside down by Gromit’s birthday present: a pair…

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Fight Club. Dir. David Fincher. 20th Century Fox. 1999.

Fight Club. Dir. David Fincher. 20th Century Fox. 1999. 150 150 Harry Howes

One of the most important scenes in David Fincher’s Fight Club[1] is when The Narrator meets his ‘power animal’ in the cave whilst in meditation. Although it’s only a very short sequence,…

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March of the Penguins. Dir. Luc Jacquet. Warner Independent Pictures, Buena Vista International. 2005.

March of the Penguins. Dir. Luc Jacquet. Warner Independent Pictures, Buena Vista International. 2005. 150 150 Natalie Jordan

March of the Penguins is a 2005 Oscar winning documentary directed by Luc Jacquet depicting the annual journey undertaken by Emperor Penguins in the Antarctica, from the sea where they…

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Madagascar. Dir. Eric Darnell and Tom McGrath. DreamWorks. 2005.

Madagascar. Dir. Eric Darnell and Tom McGrath. DreamWorks. 2005. 150 150 Madeleine Bruce

Synopsis Opening in Central Park Zoo, Madagascar follows the lives of Alex the lion, Marty the zebra, Melman the giraffe and Gloria the hippopotamus. The film explores the ideas which…

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