Historical animated escapade Dogtanian leads this week's new releases

22 Jun 2021 in New Releases

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Summer releases are beginning to ramp up in cinemas and last week saw the return of the summer musical alongside a fascinating and unique documentary. Now we can add an animated feature of a classic children's tv series to that list as well as one of Disney's new, original animations also gets a DVD release. Lastly, we highlight some of our new film lists, built to make young audiences aware of the wider sphere of cinema.

Safety is of course at the forefront of everyone's mind right now so make sure to check out the specific guidelines for your local cinema before visiting. Meanwhile, many cinemas have used lockdown as an opportunity to improve and renovate their venues so that we can all enjoy the best possible cinema experience.

New in cinemas

Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds

Not too many children's animations also have an educationally historical slant to them but Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds takes inspiration from the famous historical novel The Three Musketeers and gives it a bit of a twist. This CGI animation sees a young pup named Dogtanian leave for Paris to follow his dreams of becoming a Muskehound, one of the protectors of the King. However, he soon finds himself embroiled in an adventure that touches upon politics and power in an accessible and exciting manner for younger audiences.

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New on DVD

Raya and the Last Dragon

Originally released on streaming earlier this year, Raya and the Last Dragon is now available to experience at home and in classrooms on DVD. Taking its cue from the rich variety and textures of East Asian culture, and starring the voices of some of Hollywood's most popular Asian actors, the film follows the story of Raya, a warrior princess who is tasked with tracking down a mythical dragon which will allow her, and her people, to finally defeat the evil entity that has been terrorising their land for centuries. With incredible action set pieces built around a witty script, 'Raya and the Last Dragon' is a feast for the senses.

New Film Lists

Beyond Hollywood; Spies

We have also been curating fresh film lists on all kinds of themes and subjects across the curriculum and this week take a look at some films that differ from our usual frame of reference alongside a very specific genre. Our Beyond Hollywood list travels to countries as far off as Australia, Iran and China, amongst others, to put a spotlight on cinema outside of the Hollywood system, allowing us to experience new and varying cultures from afar. Our Spies list, meanwhile, covers a huge variety of Spy movies from secret agent stories to political conspiracies for all ages.

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