Subject: biology

Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken


Sweet, clumsy 16-year-old Ruby Gillman desperately tries to fit into life at Oceanside High, but most of the time, she feels invisible. She tutors her skateboarding crush in math, who seems to only admire Ruby as a friend, and Ruby can’t hang out at the beach with the popular kids because her overprotective supermom has forbidden Ruby from going into the water. But when Ruby breaks her mom’s most important rule, she discovers that she is the descendant of the kraken warrior queens, inheriting the crown from her domineering grandmother, the Warrior Queen of the Seven Seas.



Activists have fought for decades for animal rights. Will they succeed in winning the battle against the meat industry, or is the food industry unstoppable? The movie portrays the structural essence of animal production and the systematic power play through three central characters. They engage in a David-versus-Goliath battle against what seems like an unbeatable industry and are willing to achieve their goals at any cost. The brutal undercover footage captured by activists has caused several international scandals, but will they ultimately succeed in changing anything?

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After the war, Finnish entertainment legends Tapio Rautavaara and Reino Helismaa live the life of touring entertainers, where glamour is distant but a bottle is close. Esa Pakarinen also joins their company. A rift between Rautavaara and Helismaa overshadows the men’s lives, almost until the latter’s death. This film depicting the music scene of the 40s and 50s is an important subject. In Koivusalo’s style, however, it’s more of a collection of stories than a cohesive drama.

Martti Suosalo won the Best Actor award at the Jussi Awards gala.

Greatest Showman


“The Greatest Showman” is a musical film that tells the story of P.T. Barnum. He was a famous American showman and pioneer in the entertainment industry. The movie follows Barnum’s life starting from his youth. Barnum’s dream was to create a unique entertainment experience that brings together different people and gives them a chance to shine on stage.

Barnum (played by Hugh Jackman) puts together his own circus by gathering a group of diverse and unique performers, including acrobats, singers, dwarfs, and others who were traditionally discriminated in society. His attempt generates a lot of interest and captivates the audience, but it also faces resistance and criticism.

The film follows Barnum’s struggle for acceptance, success, and his family, all while trying to create a world where everyone can feel accepted and valued. Through the power of music, the movie emphasizes the uniqueness of individuals and encourages them to take pride in their differences.

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The Little Mermaid


In the story, Ariel the mermaid, the youngest and bravest of King Triton’s daughters, dreams of learning more about life on the surface. She eventually visits the surface and falls in love with the charming Prince Eric. Despite mermaids being forbidden from interacting with humans, Ariel cannot resist the call of her heart. She makes a deal with the evil sea witch Ursula, who grants her the opportunity to experience the human world, but in doing so, Ariel puts her own life and her father’s kingdom at risk.

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“Frankenweenie” is a stop-motion animated film released in 2012, directed by Tim Burton. The film is in black and white and is based on Burton’s short film of the same name from 1984.

The story revolves around a young Victor Frankenstein, a young and talented prodigy scientist, who lives in the dreamlike town of New Holland. Victor’s only friend is his beloved dog, Sparky, and they share a very close bond.

One fateful day, a tragic accident occurs when Sparky is involved in a car accident and dies. Victor is deeply saddened by the loss but is soon inspired to bring Sparky back to life. He uses his scientific skills to build a device that resurrects Sparky.

At first, Sparky seems to be his old self, but Victor’s secret starts to leak out and becomes known to a few of the town’s residents. Soon, other children in New Holland begin to experiment with similar methods to bring their own pets back to life, leading to all sorts of comical and horrifying events.

As Victor and his friends try to keep the situation under control, the adults fear that these experiments could lead to disaster. The film explores themes of friendship, dedication, and acceptance.

“Frankenweenie” embodies Tim Burton’s distinctive style and offers a unique take on classic horror movies, along with a touching story of the strong bond between Victor and Sparky.

Avatar: The Way of Water


Ten years have passed since Jake Sully joined the Na’vi clan on the planet Pandora. Nowadays, he is married to Neytiri, and together they have explored the underwater realms of Pandora with their children Neteyam, Lo’ak, and their adopted daughter Kirina. The elder Na’vi, Tonowari, closely oversees tranquility amidst everything.

Although time has passed since the war, humans have not forgotten their bitterness and still seek to exploit Pandora’s natural resources. General Ardmore, who has risen to command the humans, ruthlessly cloned the consciousness of Miles Quaritch and merged it with his own Avatar body. Together, they plan a massive strike against Pandora to completely destroy the Na’vi people.

Now, Jake must join forces with Neytiri and the Na’vi army to protect their home planet.

The film was awarded an Oscar for its outstanding visual effects. The movie utilized motion-capture technology, followed by computer-generated animation.

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The movie is based on Felix Salten’s novel of the same name, “Bambi: A Life in the Woods.” It tells the coming-of-age story and adventures of a young white-tailed deer named Bambi in the forest.

The film begins with Bambi’s birth. He meets other forest animals, such as a skunk, a rabbit, and a wise owl. Bambi learns about the challenges and dangers of life in the forest, e.g. hunting.

The movie follows Bambi’s growth into adulthood and the challenges he faces. Bambi also falls in love with another young deer, and their friendship and life together become a central part of the story.

However, life in the forest is not always easy. A tragic event deeply affects Bambi, and he must learn to cope with loss and difficulties. Nevertheless, Bambi finds strength and courage as he takes on the role of the forest’s king.

Bambi is a touching film that explores the beauty of nature and its cycles, friendship, and the diversity of life. It is one of Disney’s most iconic and beloved classics, leaving a lasting impact on the world of animation and touching generations around the globe.

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101 Dalmatians


“101 Dalmatians” is a classic Disney animated film that was released back in 1961. The story revolves around two Dalmatians, a male named Pongo and a female named Perdita, who live a happy life in London with their owners Roger and Anita.

One day, dogs’ owners discover that Pongo and Perdita are expecting puppies. However, the joyful news spreads quickly, attracting the attention of the wicked Cruella De Vil, who is notorious for her obsession with fur. She decides to steal the puppies to make fur coats out of them.

Devastated by the loss of their puppies to Cruella De Vil, Pongo and Perdita embark on an exciting rescue mission with the help of other animals. They receive assistance from Siamese cats and a loud-mouthed fox, among others. Their journey takes them through the streets of London and the perils of the countryside, leading them to Cruella’s gloomy mansion. Once there, they join forces to combat Cruella’s wicked schemes and strive to save the puppies safely.

“101 Dalmatians” is a heartwarming and adventure-filled movie that emphasizes the importance of family, as well as the power of friendship and courage. It is a timeless classic that has captivated audiences worldwide for over six decades.

The film won the BAFTA Award for Best Animated Film.

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Lady and the Tramp


“Lady and the Tramp” is a Disney animated film that tells the beloved story of Lady, an aristocratic and beautiful but lonely princess dog, and Tramp, a charming and free-spirited stray dog. The story begins with Lady, who feels like an outsider in her life. One day, she meets Tramp, who helps her escape the misery and boredom of the city. A special bond develops between them as they experience adventures together, and Lady learns to see the world in a different way.

Lady and the Tramp encounter many obstacles on their journey. They have to face cruel dog catchers, dangerous dogs, and other hardships. At the same time, they also discover the seed of romance in their hearts. They share a romantic dinner in a famous restaurant, and in the film’s most famous scene, they share a heartwarming moment while eating a shared plate of spaghetti. Eventually, their journey leads Lady back home, but this story remains forever in their hearts.

This is a classic film that has enchanted audiences for decades with its story of love, adventure, and life’s little joys. The film emphasizes overcoming prejudices and bringing together different worlds, leaving the viewer pondering how small moments can change the course of life and bring together people who are meant for each other.