By Tiffany Unscripted
They're fluffy. They're cuddly. They're our BFFs! Pets are lovable must-haves for many homes. According to the U.S. Pet Ownership & Demographics Sourcebook (2012), 69,926,000 of us are pet parents. That number is increasing each year as more people rescue and adopt animals that need a good home. By preference, dogs and cats are among the most owned, but people have adopted exotic animals, as well.
Check out my top six movies featuring animals and get ready to smile. Grab your popcorn, your cuddle buddy, and laugh out loud!
Living the good life, Max (Louis C.K.) is a loyal terrier who wants nothing disrupting his peaceful abode. His owner adopts Duke, a massive and obnoxious canine that wants nothing but to enjoy his new home. Together, they battle feral cats, dog catchers, and a deranged rabbit named Snowflake.
One rabbit had a dream, and that is to be the best version of herself. Shunning the family business to pursue a career in law enforcement, Judy Hopps (Ginnifer Goodwin) becomes the first rabbit to join the police force. Judy learns it's not a field of carrots and soon finds herself embroiled in a plot to make animals revert to becoming predator or prey.
Move over Jet Li! Po is a panda (Jack Black) that can kick some major butt, but he must face a few trials to reach that status. His idols, the Furious Five, lack confidence in Po and doesn't think he can become a kung-Fu master. Po relies on his ability to screw things up to help him accomplish his goals, which is to protect his people from the wicked snow leopard, Tai Lung (Ian McShane), seeking revenge.
Alex is a lion (Ben Stiller) with gorgeous mane thanks to his conditioner. Living the good life at New York's Central Park Zoo, he has no worries or concerns, until Marty the zebra (Chris Rock) decides he wants to go on a walkabout. Hilarious antics ensue as Alex, Melman the giraffe (David Schwimmer), and Gloria the hippo (Jada Pinkett Smith) go after Marty and meet some psychotic penguins along the way.
Twenty-thousand years ago the beginning of the ice age takes place. Animals, large and small, attempt to migrate south to avoid the freeze. Unlikely characters form a bond during their journey--Manfred, a woolly mammoth (Ray Romano), Diego, a saber-toothed tiger (Denis Leary), Sid, a sloth (John Leguizamo) and Scrat (Chris Wedge). Scrat steals the movie. His antics are too adorable for words.
Tiffany Unscripted has been the Managing Editor of Your Film Review for over two years at Occhi Magazine. She manages a small team of writers that cover all genres of movies, including writing featured articles on trending topics. In addition to writing, they cover live events, such as film premieres and screenings in Cleveland, Las Vegas, London, Los Angeles, New York City, Phoenix, and Silver Springs.
She especially enjoys the opportunity to meet emerging talent who enjoy sharing their passion, journey, challenges, and success with our readers. You can learn more about Your Film Review at OcchiMagazine.com.