After I shared my 10 fave movies starring animals, I opened it up to all of you to suggest movies with animals that you loved. And, whoa, you had some awesome ideas! In addition to several Disney movies where animals played important roles, you picked other live-action hits (Dunston Checks In) and book adaptations (Because of Winn-Dixie), over 40 suggestions in total. Not only were several mousey must-sees missing, my forgotten favorite was The Fox and the Hound – how could I have left out that one?! To see what else I forgot read more
After working through a list of my favorite animal movies, I realized there were a lot of great films I couldn't include in the top 10 — from Homeward Bound to 101 Dalmatians, there are many classics I simply love to watch again and again. Because it's nearly impossible to come up with them all on my own, I want you to share your favorite movies in your comments below. All I ask is that there is an animal playing a fairly large part in the movie, and next week I'll create a new list of all our fave flicks!
Despite our debate on whether showing pets in films is hurtful or harmless, I do have some favorite movies of my own that, natch, have animals as some of the main characters. Dogs, cats, mice, or an entire farm, I don't discriminate! North and I especially like to watch a few of them together on rainy afternoons maybe even munching on popcorn movie style. Well, not totally movie style! Flip through my slideshow and check out some of my favorite animal flicks. Maybe a movie night is in order soon?