Thursday, July 12, 2012

Top Animal Films

There are plenty of films featuring both cats and dogs, but a recent poll (of immediate friends and family) have ranked the following as their top five animal films.

A book, film and TV Series, Lassie came top of the films poll.  Lassie is based on a real dog called Lassie who was half Collie and saved the life of a soldier during World War I.  Numerous books, films and TV Series were made about Lassie’s heroics.  The first seven Lassie films starred a male collie called Pal, and subsequent Lassie’s were played by descendants of his.  Pal would definitely have been well looked after, no scrimping on the quality of dog food in his house!

Turner and Hooch
Detective Turner adopts the dog of a dead man in order to try and find his murderer.  Hooch is the loveable Dogue de Bordeaux dog, which, incidentally, is one of the eldest French breeds.  This is a classic 80’s film that is still enjoyable to watch now.

Cats and Dogs
The IMDB tag line says it all “A look at the top-secret, high-tech espionage war going on between cats and dogs”.  The humans are close to finding a cure against dog allergies and the cats must do everything to ensure this product doesn’t get out, and the dogs must do everything to stop the cats! This film highlights all the stereotypes of cats and dogs in a hilarious fashion, your dog will love it so settle down with your popcorn and throw your dog a treat and enjoy.

Lady and the Tramp
The great Disney classic had to be in the top five, some rated this film as their number one animal film and it certainly is beautiful.  Classic girl meets boy romantic story just featuring a cocker spaniel and a rough and ready mutt.  No dry dog food in this film but instead a plate of spaghetti and meatballs creating the most memorable doggy kiss scene (possibly only!)

This funny film features one of the largest breeds of dog, the handsome St Bernard.  In the film the dog is welcomed into the family but his vet secretly wants to kill him!  A real family feel good film which is as funny now as it was 20 years ago.  

Picture source  - all from IMDB