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What are some of your favourite movies where animals played an integral role?

Asked by ucme (46700points) March 10th, 2011

Not been asked before, there was one which stipulated “killer animals” but that’s a whole new ballgame. Yeah, what i’m after are movies you have seen & enjoyed whose principle characters were indeed animals. Some fine examples would include, Lassie, Homeward Bound, G-Force, & Seabiscuit…..starring Sarah Jessica Parker I believe. Okay, let’s hear your choices if you please.

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SpatzieLover's avatar

My Dog Skip
and it makes me ball like a baby

Summum's avatar

I liked Flipper.

Melonking's avatar

Finding Memo

ilana's avatar

Do extinct animals count? Jurassic Park.

erichw1504's avatar

Bolt was pretty funny.

picante's avatar

Sentimental favorite: Old Yeller
Crazy/funny favorite: Best in Show
Goofy/adorable favorite: Paulie

SpatzieLover's avatar

Marley & Me
which even though I’d read the book still made me ball like a baby

zenvelo's avatar

Old Yeller
Born Free

erichw1504's avatar

Air Bud!!! YEAH!!!

erichw1504's avatar

Almost forgot… King Kong (2005).

spykenij's avatar

Benji, Alice In Wonderland, The Black Stallion/Black Beauty (can’t remember which is the book and which is the movie), Charlotte’s Web, James and the Giant Peach, Finding Nemo… I can’t think of anymore right now.

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

I second Babe for the focus on letting people (er, animals) play to their strengths even if it is outside of their normal role, and Finding Nemo only because Ellen Degeneris was utterly hysterical.

janbb's avatar

Cross Creek

tinyfaery's avatar

I really used to like that movie where dobermans were bank robbers; Deadly Dobermans, I think.

I also really like Thomasina.

Yeah. I’m rockin’ it old skool.

Summum's avatar

My friend Flicka.

janbb's avatar

@psychocandy I think that was The Doberman Gang, wasn’t it? I saw it on a plane without sound and didn’t miss a thing.

Seelix's avatar

Finding Nemo
March of the Penguins
The Secret of NIMH
Charlotte’s Web

Austinlad's avatar

Bedtime for Bonzo and Bringing Up Baby

MilkyWay's avatar

Cats and Dogs…

MilkyWay's avatar

oh, and KANGAROO JACK! Love that movie…

hug_of_war's avatar

Nothing beats benji. I love the fact a non-talking animal can hold down a major role.

sakura's avatar

Because of Winn Dixie

Joker94's avatar

@sakura Good call on Because of Winn Dixie, I completely forgot how much I loved it

Dr_Dredd's avatar

I loved Up!, too.

Madagascar was totally hysterical, and Turner and Hooch made me cry.

spykenij's avatar

OOOOH! Winged Migration was AWESOME!!! Great soundtrack, very relaxing…good stuff.

SpatzieLover's avatar

Fly Away Home
also brings tears to my eyes…see a pattern here?

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

Robert Shaw was amazing;))

lloydbird's avatar

Ace Ventura.

MilkyWay's avatar

Do animations count? If so I’m going to say Over the Hedge…. it was soooooo funny.

TexasDude's avatar

I love me some Homeward Bound.

JilltheTooth's avatar

The original Incredible Journey (on which Homeward Bound was based) is really good, with the talking.

boffin's avatar

Toad, Ratty, Mole and Badger from Wind in the Willows

... as “animals” go there is always Alex Karras as Mongo in Blazing Saddles…

Cruiser's avatar

The Incredible Mr. Limpet I can watch over and over. Love that movie!

filmfann's avatar

Blade Runner.

Nearly every character in that movie is associated with an animal. A unicorn, a raccoon, a wolf, a turtle, an owl, a snake, a teddy bear, a spider…

Dutchess_III's avatar

Can we include video clips? If so, I choose the one where the Gorilla saves the two year old that fell into her pen at the zoo.

perspicacious's avatar

Lassie Come Home

jgrissett's avatar

The Fox and the Hound
White Fang
Milo and Otis

@ucme I don’t think Sarah Jessica Parker is in Seabiscuit…

JilltheTooth's avatar

Crap. I meant to say with out the talking.

tinyfaery's avatar

The Journey Of Natty Gann was another one of my favorites.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Call of the Wild

Aethelwine's avatar

Milo and Otis has always been my favorite.

JilltheTooth's avatar

Oooh, @jonsblond , I love and own and watch from time to time Milo and Otis!

Dutchess_III's avatar

O yes! “I hope that’s a kitten!

raysha's avatar

Marley & Me

mattbrowne's avatar

Star Trek IV

Dr_Dredd's avatar

Admiral, there be whales here!

janbb's avatar

ATBWH (Oops – wrong question!)

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

The Big Blue is another worth mentioning, as the dolphins are an integral part of the plot.

AshlynM's avatar

Ice Age
Old Yeller

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