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Movies have the power to bring people together in a way that nothing else can. To be more specific, nothing brings our families closer together like an animated dog movie, especially if we watch it with our favorite dogs.
These tales of adventure, romance, and hilarity will appeal to readers of all ages. It’s not uncommon for us to remember these delightful animated films about dogs for far longer than we do most live-action ones. Seeing them again and again with our dogs is something we can’t wait to do.
What are the best animated dog movies? There are a plethora of options available. Seven animated dog movies that we think you’ll appreciate, as well as your pet, are included below!
1. All Dogs Go To Heaven
It was published in 1989 and features a star-studded ensemble of actors, including Burt Reynolds as the narrator.
A German Shepherd/Collie mix named Charlie finds himself duped by Carface, a business partner and old friend. The story takes place in New Orleans. Even when Charlie dies and goes to heaven, he comes back to aid an orphan girl named Anne-Marie and his Dachshund best friend, Itchy.
It may sound ominous, but this heartwarming tale of love, friendship, and family is suitable for readers of all ages.
2. Lady And The Tramp
Animation and, maybe, all of cinema have been influenced by this classic tale from 1955, which has a moment that will go down in history.
A purebred Cocker Spaniel from the upper middle class and a mutt and stray from the streets meet in the narrative of Lady. They go on a series of naughty escapades following a chance encounter. And of course, there’s the classic spaghetti-eating scene.
Love may be found no matter where you originate from or how far up on the social ladder you are.
3. 101 Dalmatians
Cruella De Vil, the villain in this 1961 Disney classic, is yet another Disney icon.
Pongo and Perdita, two Dalmatians, and Roger and Anita, their humans, live in London, England, and we follow their story. Cruella and her thugs steal Perdita’s puppies after she gives birth to a litter of fifteen, because Cruella plans to use their fur to make jackets.
During their journey to save their children, the two Dalmatian parents saved 84 more puppies that Cruella had taken, bringing the total to 101!
It’s a wonderful tale of sacrificing for your loved ones.
From a true story that took place in Alaska during the winter of 1925, this 1995 film is based on a true story. It’s everything here for you to read about!
Balto, a wolfdog, must go above and beyond to save children from a diphtheria epidemic in the animated short. It’s up to Balto and his team of dogs to navigate the Alaskan tundra in search of life-saving medicine for the children.
You’ll be rooting for Balto as he strives to save the day and the lives of the children of Nome in this heartwarming tale.
5. The Fox And The Hound
The story of Copper, a Basset Hound, and Tod, a fox, first appeared on the big screen in 1981, thanks to a Disney animated feature film.
Based on the novel by Daniel P. Mannix, “Copper” talks about Tod’s bond with Copper as a young pup, and how everyone around them warned of their natural social standing as adversaries.
It becomes increasingly apparent to them as adults that their unique personalities and shared experiences are at odds with one another. Everything about this story is perfect, and it will leave you in tears from start to finish!
Bolt is the protagonist of this 2008 animated adventure story. As a television star and a White German Shepherd, he claims to have supernatural abilities.
It’s not uncommon for him to go across the country to “rescue” Penny from kidnappers. A revelation comes to him about his lack of superpowers. Mittens and Rhino assist him out, but he still manages to get the job done!
In this film, a dog’s affection for his person is brilliantly expressed.
7. The Secret Life Of Pets
Cats, birds, and hamsters, to name a few, all appear in this 2016 cartoon picture. However, the focus of this tale is on two dogs.
In New York City, a Jack Russell Terrier named Max is surprised when his owner brings home a Newfoundland mix named Duke.
Even worse, both canines become disoriented and disoriented in the city, and they must find their way home. The two dogs, who started out as rivals, quickly learn that if they want to survive, they must band together.
It’s a fun experience with lots of jokes and good company, and there’s even a sequel planned!
You can watch it on Amazon here!
What is your family’s all-time favorite animated canine film to watch together? Did we include your favorite option on our list? We’d love to hear from you in the comments section below!