And the Oscar Goes to... Animals

Babe

Nominated for Best Picture in 1996, Babe starred a cast of farm animals led by a lovable pig. In one of the sweetest moments in the movie (and there are so many that it is hard to choose just one!), the normally stoic farmer, played by James Cromwell, tries to help Babe get well by dancing a jig. That'll do, pig.

March of the Penguins

Narrated by Morgan Freeman, March of the Penguins took home Oscar gold for Best Documentary in 2006. The true story follows emperor penguins on their journey to their breeding grounds in Antarctica and through the birth of their chicks. We were all left wanting to adopt a penguin or two.

War Horse

This story of a horse's epic adventure through World War I was originally written as a children's book by Michael Morpugo. It was adapted into an award-winning play, and last year, Steven Spielberg's film version was nominated for Best Picture. A beautiful tearjerker, War Horse is a powerful reminder of why animals are our best friends.

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