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Planning a movie night with your family or some fellow animal lovers? We've seen our fair share of films featuring our favorite species from the animal kingdom, and we've rounded up our go-to movies — the ones we can watch again and again.
So get comfy on the sofa, grab some popcorn (and, in some cases, a box of tissues) and pop in one of these fantastic flicks.
Disney’s The Three Lives of Thomasina is the wondrous tale of a loyal kitty who sacrifices three of her precious nine lives for her human family. After Thomasina loses one of her lives to a gang of dogs, little Mary McDhui takes her beloved cat to her widowed veterinarian father, who declares that she can’t be saved. Unbeknownst to the McDhui family, Thomasina has eight more lives to spare and awakens from the dead; only, she can’t remember the little girl who loves her so. You’ll have to watch the movie to find out how Thomasina loses her other two lives, but we will reveal that her journey to reunite with Mary involves a friendly witch and a circus. Also, cat heaven is even better than it sounds.
We firmly believe that this cartoon should be mandatory viewing for all children. We're smitten by Lady's clear love for and loyalty to her owners and can't help but tear up a bit at her confusion over Jim Dear and Darling's new baby. The songs are beyond catchy, and the entire cast of supporting characters — even Aunt Sara and her horrible cats — have found a place in our hearts as permanent as Lady's spot at the foot of the bed.
If you've ever seen a Katharine Hepburn/Cary Grant movie, you know the amazing chemistry this duo packs. Throw in a pet leopard named Baby and an excitable Wire Fox Terrier named George, and you've got cinematic gold. Hepburn's character, a mischievous heiress with too much time on her hands, tries to win over an already-engaged zoology professor (Grant) and uses the adorable Baby to her advantage. This screwball comedy and its quirky cast of human and animal characters will not disappoint.
My Dog Skip certainly pulls at the heartstrings, but with its emotional lessons and relatable scenes, it is a must-see for animal lovers. It is impossible not to hope that Willie, a shy and lonely boy growing up in the South, will find a friend. When his parents give him a puppy for his ninth birthday, his wishes and ours come true. He finds the best kind of friend in Skip, and we get to watch them grow up together, through good times and some bad. And although every dog lover will want to change the sad ending, like everything else, all good things must come to an end. But at least you can watch the movie over and over again!
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