Gimme 5: Favorite Film Animals!
What do they say? Never do a movie with a child or an animal? I suppose this old adage stems from the fear of being upstaged by an adorable little girl in pigtails or a cute, furry creature. But there have been some wonderful movies centering on animals – and those films where an animal just has a few scenes, but steals the show! For decades we have had scores of unforgettable animals (Toto, Bambi, Spielberg’s Great White); many woven into the fabric of cinema history. To celebrate Halloween, I was going to do a “scary movie” Top 5, but I used that one up when the “Gimme 5” feature just started – so I chose this instead. I want all you movie/animal lovers out there to try this one – if you don’t, I’m calling PETA.
GIMME 5 FAVORITE FILM ANIMALS!!!
I will start…
1. Otis the Pug & Milo the Cat (1989)
(this should come as no shock to anyone familiar with my site. These two cuties made the best of friends though)
2. Elsa the Lioness (Born Free, 1966)
(Love the score to this film, but Elsa is the movie. Watching a human couple raise this orphan lion cub is a marvel to watch)
3. Virgil the Chimpanzee (Project X, 1987)
(this little guy breaks my heart. I always have a tough time watching this film – mainly because of his adorable facial expressions)
4. Dumbo the Elephant (1941)
(those blue eyes, that sweet disposition, those awesome ears! Tell me him being cradled on his mamma’s trunk while she is incarcerated doesn’t break your heart — and I’ll tell you that you’re without a soul)
5. King Kong (1933)
(The mighty king of ’em all…I used to watch this every year they played it on TV around Thanksgiving time. A superb film)
Now It’s Your Turn!!!