The Most Famous Animal Actors

They make us laugh, they make us cry and they also make us envious. I mean, if that dog possesses the acting range of Sir Anthony Hopkins then surely my dog can learn how to, you know, not go to the bathroom on my favorite area rug. But I digress.

As children, animal actors captured our imagination! Films like Free Willy, Lassie, Flipper, and The Wizard of Oz didn’t just teach us about morality and love. They also taught us about the irreplaceable bonds that we all make with the animals that care about so much.

These were important movies, shaping the minds and hearts of generations of children all over the world. And yet, most of us know absolutely nothing about the distinguished (and often furry) actors that brought those movies to life.

Today, we explore the wide world of animal actors and highlight some of the best and the brightest in the history of cinema. Are you ready? Stay… stay… staaaaaayyyy… now click!