HAR: Pet Keeping

Togo. Dir. Ericson Core. Walt Disney Studios. 2019

Togo. Dir. Ericson Core. Walt Disney Studios. 2019 150 150 Dionne Clark-Patterson

Promotional poster centring Togo and Seppala In Togo (2019)[1], directed by Ericson Core, the eponymous canine hero recovers from a potentially devastating injury, portrayed as being due to Togo’s incredible…

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Penguin Bloom. Dir. Glendyn Ivin. Netflix, Inc. 2021.

Penguin Bloom. Dir. Glendyn Ivin. Netflix, Inc. 2021. 543 269 Rachel Davies

Inspired by true events, Penguin Bloom tells the story of Sam Bloom, a mother and wife who became paralysed after a serious accident.  As she struggles through a difficult recovery,…

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Legally Blonde. Dir. Robert Luketic. MGM Films. 2001.

Legally Blonde. Dir. Robert Luketic. MGM Films. 2001. 150 150 Lucy Sutherland

Robert Luketic’s 2001 film Legally Blonde follows sorority girl Elle Woods’ journey at Harvard Law School, with her chihuahua, Bruiser. Bruiser is used as a demonstrative device of Elle’s hyper-femininity…

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The One and Only Ivan. Dir. Thea Sharrock. Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. 2020.

The One and Only Ivan. Dir. Thea Sharrock. Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. 2020. 150 150 Daniel Orechoff

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-uIQDRS4a8 Figure 1: Congo, the chimpanzee As the name of the film suggests, The One and Only Ivan showcases the individuality of animals and their much-like human personas, highlighting the…

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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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Snatch. Dir. Guy Ritchie. Columbia Pictures. 2000.

Snatch. Dir. Guy Ritchie. Columbia Pictures. 2000. 150 150 Jasmine Allen

– “Okay, I reckon the hare gets fucked” – “What? Proper fucked?” Fig. 1 – Infographic depicting the parallels between the dogs and gangsters In Guy Ritchie’s comedic crime thriller…

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Paulie. Dir. John Roberts. Dreamworks Pictures. 1998

Paulie. Dir. John Roberts. Dreamworks Pictures. 1998 1536 2048 Alexandrea Bilton

Paulie is a  blue crowned conure, trapped in a small cage within a Research Institute. When he befriends Misha the janitor, Misha realises that Paulie can do more than talk-…

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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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The Good Dinosaur. Dir. Peter Sohn. Disney Pixar. 2015.

The Good Dinosaur. Dir. Peter Sohn. Disney Pixar. 2015. 150 150 Lucinda Fox

Ever wondered what life would be like if dinosaurs never became extinct? Well, you’ll never have to wonder again thanks to The Good Dinosaur. In this alternate world human-animal relationships…

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Turner and Hooch. Dir. Roger Spottiswoode. Touchstone Pictures. 1989.

Turner and Hooch. Dir. Roger Spottiswoode. Touchstone Pictures. 1989. 150 150 Robyn Brennan

Charles Darwin once stated ‘It is scarcely possible to doubt that the love of man has become instinctive in the dog’. [1] In the case of Turner and Hooch (1989),…

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