TOP 25 DOG MOVIES
Dogs have long been a favorite film subject and Hollywood continues to churn out canine cinema. Here are 25 of the very best along with some interesting factoids on each.
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|101 Dalmatians||Won the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Award for Best Animated Film of 1962. The character of Cruella De Vil was fashioned after actress Tallulah Bankhead.|
|The Adventures of Milo and Otis||Narrated by Dudley Moore. Already a hit in Japan before running in United States. Titled "Koneko Monogatari" in Japan.|
|Air Bud||The original has spawned four sequels, and a rumored fifth could be on the way. Bud's sporting talents include basketball, football, soccer, baseball and volleyball.|
|All Dogs Go to Heaven||"Cannonball Run" cronies Burt Reynolds and Dom DeLuise voiced the two leads, Charlie B. Barkin and Itchy Itchiford. The film was written and directed by former Disney bigwig Don Bluth.|
|Babe||Won 1996 Academy Award for Best Visual Effects. Also nominated for six other Oscars including Best Picture and Best Supporting Actor for James Cromwell. Cromwell became a vegan after filming wrapped. 48 pigs were used for the role of Babe.|
|Beethoven||The first of five films in the St. Bernard-driven franchise. Several big names appeared in the film before achieving stardom: David Duchovny, Patricia Heaton, Stanley Tucci and Bonnie Hunt among others.|
|Benji||Won 1975 Academy and Golden Globe Awards for Best Song, "Benji's Theme (I Feel Love)". The mixed-breed Terrier returned to the screen in 2004's "Benji: Off the Leash!"|
|Best in Show||The send-up of Dog Show life received a 2000 Golden Globe nomination for Best Picture - Comedy/Musical. Fred Willard's announcer character was based on baseball legend Joe Garagiola, who had co-hosted the Westminster Kennel Club dog show in years past.|
|Bingo||The Border Collie who plays the male Bingo in the film is actually a female.|
|Cats & Dogs||27 dogs were employed in the filming. The canine star of the film, Lou the Beagle, was voiced by Spiderman, Tobey Maguire. Charlton Heston won the tongue-in-cheek Razzie Award for Worst Actor for his voice work in the film, as well as his other 2001 roles in Planet of the Apes and Town & Country.|
|Dr. Dolittle||1968 Oscar winner for Best Special Effects and Best Original Song, "Talk to the Animals."|
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