Monthly Archives: April 2014
1. Itâ€™s a Throwback
As I said in my original review, Frozen is one of the few recent animated films to capture the classic Disney spirit. And by that I donâ€™t even mean the classic Disney spirit of the nineties and films like Beauty and the Beast and The Lion King (though it certainly shares much in common with those films), but of thereally classic Disney spirit of films like Cinderella or Snow White. This might be because the idea originated back in the days of Uncle Walt, though admittedly itâ€™s undergone a number of major changes since then:
The Sahara Desert is the largest hot desert in the world and occupies approximately ten percent of the African continent. The ecoregion includes the hyper-arid central portion of the Sahara where rainfall is minimal and sporadic. Although species richness and endemism are low, some highly adapted species do survive with notable adaptations. Only a few thousand years ago the Sahara was significantly wetter, and a significant large mammal fauna resided in this area. Climatic desiccation over the past 5000 years, and intense human hunting over the past 100 years, has obliterated most of these fauna.
The American beaver (Castor canadensis) is one of two living species of beaversâ€”the other species of beaver is the Eurasian beaver. The American beaver is the world’s second largest rodent, only the capybara of South America is larger.
American beavers are stocky animals that have a compact body and short legs. They are aquatic rodents and have a number of adaptations that make them adept swimmers including webbed feet and a broad, flat tail that is covered with scales. They also have an extra set of eyelids which are transparent and close over their eyes enabling beavers to see while underwater.