Favourite Four Friday 5: Dog Movies
We’ve been discussing our favourite 4 dog movies in the shop this week. This was our final list, although there was much debate! Do you agree? Or have we missed an absolute classic?
Ok, not technically 1 dog, but we think 100 plus 1 still counts! We loved the cartoon and also the later remake, which came out in 1996. The lead dogs in the film are Pongo and Perdita, not names that seem to have caught on since. Did you know 230 Dalmatian puppies and 20 adult Dalmatians were used during filming? Imagine trying to train all of those puppies!
Lady and the Tramp came out in 1955, but is still an absolute classic! Walt Disney originally didn’t want to include the spaghetti-eating scene, now one of the most iconic Disney moments. This is one of our favourite moments too. We are also a little biased, as Lady is a cocker spaniel like Ari!
Marley and Me
I think most dog owners can relate to the struggles of life with a dog, but also the absolute joy they bring too. 22 dogs played Marley to cover each stage of his life with his family. It is listed as one of the top 10 saddest movies, so if you haven’t seen it make sure you have the tissues ready!
Since I wrote down Beethoven I have had the song “roll over Beethoven” stuck in my head, so I am hoping you all do too now! I just found out that there were 6 sequels or spin-offs of the original film, clearly we aren’t the only ones who loved it! As a child I remember watching this and it being the first time I felt that I really needed a dog, although perhaps not one quite so big!
I really have the urge to go and watch some of these now. Do you have any suggestions on other dog movies we should be watching? Let us know in the comments!