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Animals in Films

Names

... of either the character or the actor (!)

Orang–utan in Every Which Way but Loose Click to show or hide the answer
Name of the dog in K–9 (1989, James Belushi and Mel Harris) Click to show or hide the answer
Dog (i.e. not a bitch!) that played Lassie in Lassie Come Home (1943) and six subsequent films; Lassie has been played ever since by his descendants – all dogs (dogs retain a thicker coat in summer, which is felt to look better) Click to show or hide the answer
Eponymous (canine) star of the 1966 film The Spy with a Cold Nose Click to show or hide the answer
I Am Legend (2007): German shepherd dog that is Will Smith's companion Click to show or hide the answer
Canine star (a Jack Russell terrier) of The Artist, 2011 (previously appeared in Mr. Fixit 2006, Water for Elephants 2011) Click to show or hide the answer
Played by Keiko Click to show or hide the answer

Types

Tarzan’s chimpanzee Click to show or hide the answer
Bringing up Baby (1938 – Hepburn, Tracey): Baby was a Click to show or hide the answer
Digby, the Biggest Dog in the World: breed Click to show or hide the answer
A Private Function (1985) was about the kidnapping of a Click to show or hide the answer
In Willard (1971), Socrates and Ben are (type of creature that the title character is obsessed with; these are his favourites)Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
The star of Racing Stripes (2005) was a Click to show or hide the answer

Other

The following were inspired by – OK, copied from – a round on Pointless. They're all about dogs. Sadly, I didn't think to record how many points each answer was worth.

1955: Disney animation about the romance between a cocker spaniel and a stray mutt Click to show or hide the answer
1974: a stray dog in a small Texan town helps to free two kidnapped children Click to show or hide the answer
1974: Art Carney's Best Actor Oscar – as an old man crossing the USA with his cat Click to show or hide the answer
1941: Basil Rathbone and Bela Lugosi horror, inspired by a Poe short story Click to show or hide the answer
1988: Disney animation – a lost young cat falls in with a gang of canine petty criminals Click to show or hide the answer
1989: Tom Hanks is a policeman who teams up with a slobbery dogue de Bordeaux Click to show or hide the answer
1989: James Belushi is a maverick detective who teams up with a dog called Jerry Lee Click to show or hide the answer
1989: animation – a murdered dog forsakes his place in the afterlife and returns to Earth Click to show or hide the answer
1991: Based on a Jack London novel, about a friendship between a Yukon gold hunter and a wolf–dog Click to show or hide the answer
1992: a family adopts a St. Bernard puppy and names him after a famous composer Click to show or hide the answer
2008: based on John Grogan's memoir – about a couple with a badly–behaved dog Click to show or hide the answer

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