Interested in films and have a love for animals? If so, then read on this article to find out about a selection of the best talking animal films to hit the big screen. For many years now, animals have been playing a significant role in both television and Hollywood movies. From horses to lions and super hero ducks to fighting turtles, animals make us laugh, make us cry and inspire us to try new things. This article provides you with a overview of the top five talking animal films.
History of animal talking films
Since Dr. Doolittle began talking to the animals back in 1967, the lovable furry creatures have been teaching kids valuable lessons in life and capturing the hearts of viewers. Animals are all around us and Hollywood has managed to bring many to life.
Top five animal talking films
Dr. Doolittle (1967)
The pioneer of animal talking movies. With the ability to speak a variety of animal languages, Dr Doolittle sets off from Puddleby-on-the-Marsh on an adventure in search of the Great Pink Sea Snail. Along the way, he meets and makes friends with a host of exotic animals.
Planet of the Apes (1968) When a space shuttle crash lands on a planet located somewhere in the future, the astronauts are in for a shock. Upon waking up, they find that they have arrived on a planet where man is uncivilised, and apes have learnt to converse in speech. Among the many talking apes, Cornelius steals the show. Howard the Duck (1986) Howard is a witty, sarcastic, cigar-smoking duck, accidentally sent to earth via a laser beam experiment. A target for greedy scientists, Howard befriends a group of kids who try to help him return home. But before leaving, Howard must halt another alien invader. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990) What can be more entertaining than four pizza loving, crime fighting turtles named after Renaissance artists? Trained in ninjutsu by Splinter, a Japanese mutant rat, the turtles embark on their mission to put an end to the crime wave of bad guy Shredder. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005) An adaptation of CS Lewis's fantasy novel. When four brothers and sisters are evacuated to the country during the war, they discover a wardrobe porthole that leads to a land of adventure. Upon meeting Mr and Mrs Beaver, the kids are told to join Aslan (the lion) in his crusade to reclaim Narnia from the White Witch.
For more information on all of the movies, including cast members and additional characters, visit The Internet Movie Database (Imdb.com).