Spider-Man returns to cinemas, swinging from buildings and firing gunk from his wrists in The Amazing Spider-Man. A teddy bear comes to life and grows into a heavy drinking bong smoking layabout in Ted. It’s a Parallax Podcast mutant animal special!

Hosts Luke Buckmaster and Rich Haridy discuss these films and other memorable examples of crazy animals in the movies. Then they take a look at two new DVD titles — 21 Jump Street and A Separation — and get the low-down on the epically weird 1982 slasher film The New York Ripper from cult film guru Zak Hepburn.

To listen, use the player above or subscribe to The Parallax Podcast iTunes feed.

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