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Consider the chimp

By Ollie Cussen  

Pixar and Disney have created impossible expectations of animal behaviour. Their wisecracking, easygoing communities of  monkeys, snakes and giraffes conjure worlds that are much more fun and exotic than real life. Even in the more regrettable non-animated animal-themed films such as Dunston Checks In, our furry friends are there to provide light relief from the cruel schemes of insensitive humans.

In the real world, of course, animals don’t wisecrack; but humans remain cruel…

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