Animal-themed films have been a staple of family entertainment since the dawn of movies. While few of us remember ‘Shep the Dog’ in the 1914 film “A Dog’s Love,” these more modern animal-themed classics offer the perfect opportunity for you to cuddle with your pet on movie night.
1. Lady and the Tramp (1955)
The spaghetti scene never gets old.
2. 101 Dalmatians (1961)
An adorable romp that pits a supersized litter of spotted pups against the divinely vicious Cruela DeVil and her bumbling henchmen.
3. The Aristocats (1970)
Featuring the voices of Phil Harris and Eva Gabor, this animated gem is full of fun and songs that might make an Aristocat out of your alley cat.
4. The Lion King (1994)
An instant Disney classic, The Lion King continues to delight audiences!
5. Babe (1995)
You may not have any barn animals to cuddle with on the couch, but this adorable live action film is still a real heart-warmer.
6. Air Bud (1997)
What, your dog can’t shoot hoops? Well, this one can. This live action movie is a slam dunk.
7. Best in Show (2000)
This hilarious “mockumentary” takes you inside the world of show dogs and their often eccentric owners. Chris Guest and Eugene Levy are in top form.
8. Finding Nemo (2003)
Travel beneath the waters of the South Pacific in search of Nemo the intrepid little clownfish and his hysterically forgetful companion, Dory (voiced by Ellen Degeneres).
9. Ratatouille (2007)
The world of French cuisine will never be the same after you experience the laughs that one four-legged talented chef cooks up.
10. The Secret Life of Pets (2016)
Voiced by a star-studded cast of comics—including Kevin Hart, and Dana Carvey—this animated film is a funny trippy adventure you and your pet will enjoy.
Bonus: Zootopia (2016)
Mix some inventive and fast-paced animation with a bit of social commentary and you get Zootopia, a look at our societal challenges through the eyes of a crime-busting bunny and her pal, a conman fox.
Cecily Kellogg is a pet lover who definitely has crazy cat lady leanings. Her pets are all shelter rescues, including the dog, who is scared of the cats. She spent eight years working as a Veterinary Technician before becoming a writer. Today she writes all over the web, including here at Figo.
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