https://youtu.be/mP01tEMzt40 Figure 1: Film trailer “I’m allergic to dying!“-Pepe Rodriguez 20th Century Fox’s, 2014, animated feature film, The Book of Life, follows two best friends, Manolo and Joaquin, who are…read more
https://youtu.be/aN0alpNLQak American expansionism and the frontier myth – the romanticisation of prosperity found in claiming the ‘wilderness’ and the forceful expansion of the American border – pillars of the Western…read more
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1VQxJNu-pE&t=3s&ab_channel=FrankAg%C3%BCero Figure 1 Memories are the foundations for the complexity of individuals. We are created by the experiences we face, and to delve into the past is to delve into…read more
One Hundred and One Dalmatians. Dir. Wolfgang Reitherman, Clyde Geronimi, Hamilton Luske. Buena Vista Distribution. 1961.
Figure 1. Still of the film’s conclusion which sees one hundred and one Dalmatians enter the living room of Anita and Roger’s London home.  One hundred and one Dalmatians,…read more
Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World. Dir. Tom Ellery and Bradley Raymond. Walt Disney Home Video. 1998.
https://www.youtube.com/embed/vkXMJaZJoak Figure 1: Trailer for Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World In Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World, Pocahontas voyages to England with John Rolfe, an English diplomat.…read more
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…read more
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…read more
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…read more
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,…read more
“It is a monstrous love and it makes monsters of us all” Artwork for Crimson Peak, Edith (left) as the butterfly, Lucille (right) as the moth Guillermo Del Toro’s gothic…read more