Which is your favorite animal movie?

@AmbiePam (50259)
United States
April 26, 2009 8:37pm CST
I was watching Beverly Hills Chihuahua, and I was thinking about animal movies. There have been a lot: Free Willy, Air Bud, Lassie... I was wondering about your favorite animal movie. A movie where an animal or group of animals is the main focus of the movie. So...?
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@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
28 Apr 09
Eight below was a good movie..I liked Madagascar and Happy feet. There is so many movies with animals in them. I also liked Homeward bound.
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@sacmom (14315)
• United States
29 Apr 09
Oh, I loved Homeward Bound! I had forgotten about that one! It is definitely one of my favorite animal movies!
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@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
29 Apr 09
I think I have watched that movie a hundred times since it was a favorite of my sisters also.My husband liked it as well.
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@sacmom (14315)
• United States
30 Apr 09
Wow, a hundred times?!? LOL I haven't watched it that many times, though I have watched it more than once! LOL My husband also likes it as well.
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
27 Apr 09
OMG---next to children's type of movies I love animal-related movie, and most bring me to tears even when they aren't sad. Here are some of my favorites (can't remember all..LOL): Free Willy Homeward Bound Fly Away Home Air Bud Benji The Bear Thomasina Grey Friar's Bobbie Zues & Roxanne Fluke White Fang Iron Will For cartoon/animated types: Bambi The Lion King Spirit
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@AmbiePam (50259)
• United States
27 Apr 09
Homeward Bound! That was one of the movies I was trying to think of. I love that movie. It made me cry.
• Canada
15 May 09
Ahhhhhh Bambi ... now their is a classic Disney movie! I loved that movie when I first saw it as a child .
@sacmom (14315)
• United States
29 Apr 09
I guess my favorite animal movie would have to be Paulie (1998). It is a very touching story about a bird (a Blue Crown Conure to be more precise) that has learned how to communicate to humans through speech. That may sound silly, but it really is a well made movie. Every time I watch it I tend to cry, as well as laugh. If you haven't seen it you may just want to rent it, if you like a movie that touches the heart, that is.
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@AmbiePam (50259)
• United States
29 Apr 09
I do remember the trailer commercials. It had Cheech Marin in it, didn't it?
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@sacmom (14315)
• United States
29 Apr 09
Yes, though he's not in the entire movie.
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@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
29 Apr 09
I had forgotten about Paulie, I liked that movie alot. I will have to get it for my little sister to be able to watch. I am sure she would like it alot also. Yeah it was sad having to watch them take the parrot away.
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• United States
17 May 09
My favorite animal film I saw when I was a child .it was a documentary I think called Black Beauty. This film was about a black rhino and a family helping her.I saw it at my neighborhood library.
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@AmbiePam (50259)
• United States
17 May 09
Now that sounds like it would be worth watching.
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• United States
18 May 09
The problem is I think it was called Black Beauty and I don't know if it had a star in it so I can't find out if it is on DVD or not.
@SomeCowgirl (32266)
• United States
29 Apr 09
I know that I liked the movie Beverly Hills Chihuahua. I used to watch Free Willy all the time, as I felt that it was a nice movie. Other then that I can't say I can really think of any other movie, other then lassie, and air bud which I am not sure I've seen. There is the movie about a dog's hotel, "hotel for dogs" that's it... and then there has been "all dogs go to heaven" "cats and dogs" "garfield" etc. These types of movies are usually inspirational, and great fun to watch.
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• Canada
15 May 09
I forgot about All Dogs Go To Heaven, that is a good movie too!
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@SomeCowgirl (32266)
• United States
15 May 09
I haven't seen the movie myself in a long time but I think we have it in our room.
@UK_Shree (3604)
29 Apr 09
Do animated animal movies count? If so, some of my all-time favourites would have to be The Lion King, Dumbo and Nemo. Lassie is awesome too. I know Black Beauty was not a movie but I used to really enjoy watching that too when I was younger.
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@AmbiePam (50259)
• United States
29 Apr 09
The animated ones count too.
@sacmom (14315)
• United States
29 Apr 09
Well in that case Ice Age (the first one), Finding Nemo, and The Lion King are my list of favorites too.
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@Modestah (11192)
• United States
27 Apr 09
wow so many to choose from The Bear, Rin Tin Tin, Riki tiki tavi, Benji, I could not make a decision... But, I just asked my husband and he has an answer for himself... his favorite animal movie is JAWS sigh.
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@Modestah (11192)
• United States
27 Apr 09
oh and Sea Biscuit, Old Yeller, Where the Red Fern Grows, Lassie, Watership Down, Star Trek IV (humpback whales), Flipper, Gentle Ben, Fly Away Home, panda adventure, Gorrillas in the Mist, Black Velvet, Black Beauty, and my favorite horse movie The Miracle of the White Stallion. (husband again comes up with some THEM (killer ants) Godzilla, king kong, Jurasic Park, Jumanji).... wow, I better stop - I really do not do well with favorites questions, lol.
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@AmbiePam (50259)
• United States
27 Apr 09
Oh man, JAWS? ROFL
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
27 Apr 09
There have been so many animal movies that I liked. It is hard for me to pick just one. I just rented Beverly Hills Chihuahua myslf this past week. I really liked it alot. I also like Air Buddies that was a very cute movie also.
@AmbiePam (50259)
• United States
27 Apr 09
I think reviewers were too hard on Beverly Hills Chihuahua. It was a cute movie, what did they expect, Shakespeare?
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
27 Apr 09
I agree I relly liked Beverly Hills Chuhulia. I am going to buy the dvd of it. I can't belive it got low rated.
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@anetteh (3591)
• Sweden
8 May 09
Hi AmbiePam....I have read this topic a few times and tought about it to. And finally I have come to the conclusion of the movie about the boy and the wale willy. It has a god story behind, and a nice touch of the nature. Every time I see this movie I get tears in my eyes for the happy ending and since there is a serie movies about Willy, and all of them are great. I even bought them and see them from time to time...
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@AmbiePam (50259)
• United States
8 May 09
Free Willy...that was a good movie.
@lala501 (1533)
• United States
3 May 09
I would have to say madagascar is my favorite animal movie. It's pretty funny and sweet to me. Especially with the hippo and the giraffe.
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@AmbiePam (50259)
• United States
3 May 09
Have you seen the sequel, Madagascar 2? I've yet to see either, but I heard it was funny.
@mentalward (14695)
• United States
27 Apr 09
Farce of the Penguins is my all-time favorite movie. Can penguins be called "animals" or are they just "avians"? Since they don't fly, I put them in the 'animal' category. I watched March of the Penguins and was mesmerized by what they go through each year. I laughed, I cried, plus everything in-between. So, naturally, when Farce of the Penguins came out, I HAD to see it. I laughed myself silly! SUCH an amusing movie! It's totally amazing to me how they added words to these penguins. They matched up what they were "saying" to their movements very well. As for animated animal movies, I really couldn't say which is my favorite. I adore both Ice Age movies, but Surf's Up is particularly cute.
@mentalward (14695)
• United States
27 Apr 09
Oh! I forgot Turner and Hooch! You just had to laugh at the things Hooch got himself into and the way he looked at Turner (Tom Hanks) sometimes was just too much! I cried when Hooch got shot and killed in the line of duty, but there was little "Hooch, Jr." at the very end of the movie who made me smile again.
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@jillhill (37383)
• United States
27 Apr 09
Its very hard to say....there are so many. I saw Free Willy on the plane ride to hawaii so that does make it even more special....But I liked White Fang too...a long time ago there was two movies about the same dog....can't recall the name right now....my mother loved the movies too....
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@jillhill (37383)
• United States
27 Apr 09
It was the Beethoven movies....loved those!
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• Philippines
27 Apr 09
I like Babe, Congo and Chicken Run. They are wonderfully make alive movie, in which animals life are best describe. You can feel the different emotions, happiness, fears, love, and a story of friendship. Just, like us, humans, animals have feelings too.
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@AmbiePam (50259)
• United States
27 Apr 09
I can't believe I forgot Babe! Oh, and I forgot Old Yeller. I bawled every time I watched Old Yeller.
• Canada
15 May 09
I have always really enjoyed Disney movies so I would have to say The Lion King, 101 Dalmations, Dumbo, Lady & The Tramp, Finding Nemo, Happy Feet, and Ice Age. Angelina and I have seen Beverly Hills Chihuahua and that was a good movie too! We szaw it when we went to go see my parents in Arizona in March!
@bdugas (3581)
• United States
8 May 09
I don't really have one, but my hubby will watch OLD YELLER, every day if I could find it, we had it back home, but lost it in the storm. He loves shows like that.
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@marcialoyd (1174)
• United States
6 May 09
There is a ton of animal based movies I have enjoyed. But if I had to narrow it down I would say the top 2 were Old Yeller and Lassie. Old Yeller makes me cry to this day!
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@camomom (7536)
• United States
3 May 09
The Incredible Journey is my favorite animal movie.
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@winterose (39918)
• Canada
29 Apr 09
mine is the classic ole yeller and all the benji series with chevy chase.
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@Ronina (185)
• Philippines
28 Apr 09
I just finish the other night watching the movie "Hotel for Dogs" I loved it, there's so many dogs in the cast. I also loved the movie 101 Dalmatians, I also have a vcd of Free Willy, Garfield, Home Away From Home.
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@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
27 Apr 09
Hey Amie! I could never just choose one! I love too many! I always was a Lassie fan from when I was a little kid! I grew up watching Lassie on tv (in black and white no less)! I loved Beverly Hills Chihuahua and watched twice so far! And Free Willy made me cry so much! I haven't see Air Bud, but I know I would love it too! I loved 101 Dalmations and even bought the video! I am such a sucker for anything that has to do with animals! I can't help it! So don't ask me to pick! It doesn't matter to me if there are one or a million stars in the movie I will love each and every one of them the same!
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