Are you planning to build a collection of movies for your kids? Is movie time a part of your family ritual? Do you want to include some animal movies?
If you are planning on any of the above, read our list to find your pick of the best animal movies for kids.
Here is our recommendation of ten kids movies with animals that your child will enjoy (and of course you will too!):
Babe is a 1995 Australian movie.
Children will find this movie very endearing as they believe that animals and birds can talk.
The movie talks about a pig who thinks he is a sheep dog.
Babe faces a lot of pressure to conform to pre-set standards but maintains his individuality.
The movie stars James Crowell and the voices of Christine Cavanaugh, Miriam Margolyes, and Hugo Weaving.
2. A Bug’s Life:
A Bug’s Life is a 1998 movie about Flik, a bug.
The movie tells the story of an ant who creates a lot of problems for his ant colony in his quest to be creative.
During such a disaster, Flik ends u
Flik heads out on the journey to recruit soldiers who will help save his colony against Hopper.
The movie stars Kevin Spacey, Dave Foley, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Hayden Panettiere.
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3. Lady And The Tramp:
Lady And The Tramp is a 1955 movie that revolves around the spoilt cocker spaniel named Lady and the stray mutt Tramp.
It is the story of Lady who was leading a comfortable pet’s life but finds herself on the streets when her owners have a baby.
There she meets Tramp, who tries to look after her and protect her.
The two become friends and start liking each other, but have to face many hardships and disagreements.
The movie stars Barbara Luddy and Larry Roberts.
4. Charlotte’s Web:
Charlottes’ Web is the beautiful 1973 movie adaptation of the classic book by E. B. White of the same name.
It tells the story of the smart spider Charlotte who spins a web of words to save Wilbur, the pig.
The movie also has some lovely music that kids will love.
Charlotte’s love and sacrifice make Wilbur feel loved and special. The movie teaches kids about the importance of friendship, love and life.
The movie stars Debbie Reynolds, Henry Gibson and more.
5. Free Willy:
Free Willy is the very emotional 1993 movie of the relationship that forms between a boy and a whale.
It is the story of a 12-year-old boy who finds a friend in a Whale.
Both the boy and the whale live a life of captivity, one in a foster home, and the other in an adventure park.
Kids will love watching the whale perform various tricks like peek-a-boo and somersaults.
The movie stars James Richter, Lori Petty, and Michael Madsen.
6. Hachiko: A Dog’s Tale:
The movie revolves around a true incident.
It tells the story of Professor Parker Wilson who finds an abandoned dog at the railway station near his home.
He takes the dog home, planning to return it to the owner the next day, but decides to keep him finally.
Hachi becomes an integral part of the Professor and his family’s life.
There is a statue in the honor of Hachi in the town where the incident took place.
The movie stars Richard Gere, Joan Allen, and Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa.
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7. Old Yeller:
Old Yeller is a 1957 movie that is sure to touch the hearts of kids and grownups alike.
An old yeller dog arrives at the farm. Though he is not welcome at first, he goes on to rescue the family in more ways than one.
A sad incident leads to a lifetime of memories for the family.
The movie stars Tommy Kirk, Kevin Corcoran, Dorothy McGuire, Fess Parker.
8. The Fox And The Hound:
The Fox And The Hound is a 1981 movie about a fox and a dog.
Tod the fox’s mother is killed, and he is taken in by a kind widow.
The widow’s neighbors have a hound dog named Copper, who becomes Tod’s friend.
The two animals soon become friends and are inseparable.
As they grow up, their inherent nature comes into play and disrupts their friendship.
The movie stars Mickey Rooney, Jeanette Nolan, and Kurt Russell.
9. The Aristocrats:
The Aristocrats is a 1970 movie about cats.
A retired opera singer leaves her inheritance to her cat and its kittens.
But the singer’s butler drugs the cats and abandons them in the countryside, to get the fortune himself.
The cats meet another cat named Thomas, who offers to help them reach back to the safety of their home.
The movie stars Eva Gabor, Phil Harris and more.
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10. Two Brothers:
Two Brothers is the heart touching 2004 movie about two tiger cubs.
The movie is about two tiger babies, one timid and one bold, who are captured and separated.
While one brother is trained to perform at the circus, the other is bred to be a killer.
Years later, the two brothers come face to face in a gladiator-style arena where one has to kill the other.
The movie stars Guy Pearce and Freddie Highmore.
The ten funny animal movies for kids mentioned here are perfect for an evening of family movie time. Make sure to keep some tissues and popcorn handy to make the most of these beautiful and timeless movies.
Does your kid love animal based movies? What are some of his favorite ones?
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