Seagull(s)

Rio. Dir. by Carlos Saldanha. Blue Sky Studios and 20th Century Animation. 2011.

Rio. Dir. by Carlos Saldanha. Blue Sky Studios and 20th Century Animation. 2011. 1280 720 Jasmine Allen

Opening with the vibrant celebration of colours and exotic sounds of the Brazilian rainforest, our focus is drawn to a nervous exotic baby macaw bird called Blu who plucks up…

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Luca. Dir. Enrico Casarosa. Pixar Animation Studios. 2021

Luca. Dir. Enrico Casarosa. Pixar Animation Studios. 2021 150 150 Isabella Healey

At what point is a fish-out-of-water no longer a fish? Many films can be described as โ€˜fish-out-of-waterโ€™ stories, but very few take this as literally as Disney Pixarโ€™s Luca. Our eponymous character…

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See Spot Run. Dir. John Whitesell. Village Roadshow Pictures. 2001.

See Spot Run. Dir. John Whitesell. Village Roadshow Pictures. 2001. 894 594 Thomas Richardson

Agent 11 is one of the most decorated agents in the FBI, but he doesnโ€™t always play by the rules. This time, his vicious attack on mob boss Sonny Talia…

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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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The Lighthouse. Dir. Robert Eggers. A24. 2019.

The Lighthouse. Dir. Robert Eggers. A24. 2019. 150 150 George Knighton

“๐‘ฉ๐’†๐’”๐’• ๐’šโ€™๐’๐’†๐’‚๐’—๐’† ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’ˆ๐’–๐’๐’๐’” ๐’ƒ๐’†. ๐‘ฐ๐’ โ€™๐’†๐’Ž๐’” ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’”๐’๐’–๐’๐’” ๐’๐’‡ ๐’”๐’‚๐’Š๐’๐’๐’“๐’” ๐’˜๐’‰๐’‚๐’• ๐’Ž๐’†๐’• ๐’•๐’‰๐’†๐’Š๐’“ ๐’Ž๐’‚๐’Œ๐’†๐’“.” The Lighthouse is a film about madness and evil. The film uses the arrival and death…

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Kiki’s Delivery Service. Dir. Hayao Miyazaki. Studio Ghibli. 1989.

Kiki’s Delivery Service. Dir. Hayao Miyazaki. Studio Ghibli. 1989. 150 150 Dora Mckay

https://youtu.be/4bG17OYs-GA In Kikiโ€™s Delivery Service one of the representations of animals is Kikiโ€™s cat and familiar, Jiji. A familiar is a supernatural entity that can aid a witch with her magic, often…

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The Little Mermaid. Dir. John Musker and Ron Clements. Buena Vista Pictures. 1989.

The Little Mermaid. Dir. John Musker and Ron Clements. Buena Vista Pictures. 1989. 150 150 Jenny Marshall

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ai1RlvqicrU&feature=emb_title Ariel, a headstrong 16-year-old mermaid, has dreams of living as a human on land, despite her father, King Tritonโ€™s, constant reprimands regarding her desire for human/animal (mermaid) interaction. With…

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In the Heart of the Sea. Dir. Ron Howard. Warner Bros. Pictures. 2015.

In the Heart of the Sea. Dir. Ron Howard. Warner Bros. Pictures. 2015. 150 150 Isabell Hans

https://youtu.be/K-H35Mpj4uk Ron Howardยดsย In the Heart of the Seaย (2015), based onย Nathaniel Philbrickยดs book (2000)ย of the same name, illustrates the sinking of the whaling shipย Essexย in 1820 and the crewยดs struggle for survival.…

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The Cat From Outer Space. Dir. Norman Tokar. Buena Vista Distribution. 1978.

The Cat From Outer Space. Dir. Norman Tokar. Buena Vista Distribution. 1978. 150 150 Bradley Savage

As we see a feline descend from the tongue-like walkway of a cat-shaped spaceship, Disneyโ€™s 1978 film The Cat From Outer Space opens, invoking a science-fiction both familiar and alien. It is…

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Ring of Bright Water. Dir. Jack Couffer. Cinerama Releasing Corp. 1969.

Ring of Bright Water. Dir. Jack Couffer. Cinerama Releasing Corp. 1969. 150 150 Bradley Savage

“He was boneless, mercurial, sinuous, wonderfulโ€ฆ he was an otter in his own element and the most beautiful thing in nature I had ever seen.โ€ [1] The 1960s seems littered…

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