MORE FAMOUS DOGS
Added on: 29th Jan 2015
Copper the Hound and Tod the Fox are the main characters in the
1981 Disney film “The Fox and the Hound”. This animated film is a
charming story which depicts the unlikely friendship between a dog bred
to hunt foxes and the fox that naturally fears the dog.
Old Yeller was a novel by Fred Gipson that was turned into a movie in 1957.
It featured the endearing tale of a boy (Travis) and his dog (Old Yeller),
chronicling the friendship and adventures of the two. Old Yeller is
considered a family tragedy and houses one of the most tearful scenes
in cinematic history.
Beasley, a Dogue de Bordeaux, was a perfect choice to portray the role of
Hooch, a slobbery hunk of a canine who turned police investigator
Scott Turner’s life upside down. This 1989 comedy drama features
Tom Hanks as detective Scott Turner who finds a friend in the
Remember that movie poster with that dunking Golden Retriever?
Yes, that was Buddy in Airbud, the first film jointly distributed by
rivals Walt Disney Pictures and Warner Bros. The story revolves around
Josh Framm, a new kid in the area who becomes friends with Buddy the
dog who apparently knew how to play basketball (and what’s more exciting
and heart flipping better than a dog that can play ball and dunk?).
RIN TIN TIN
Rin Tin Tin was a male German Shepherd dog which was rescued by
the American Soldier Lee Duncan from a World War I battlefield.
Duncan trained the dog and obtained silent film work which made
Rin Tin Tin famous. The Dog went on to appear in 27 Hollywood
films bringing much fame and success to Warner Bros. studios.
Rin Tin Tin was so famous that he received the most votes for the first
Academy Award for Best Actor; however, the academy determined that
only humans can hold that honour.
Benji is a mixed breed whose original name was Higgins and starred in
several films from 1974 through the 2000s. Known for its personable
charisma, Benji had a knack for being in the right place at the right time
in order to be a source of comfort to those in need.
Wishbone, a Jack Russell Terrier, was “the little dog with a big imagination”
as he ends up daydreaming his way into starring in classical literature
stories like Robin Hood, Sancho Panza and many more. His adventures
with his owner, Joe Talbot and his friends become somehow related to his
dreams where he interacts with people as if he is a real person and not a dog.
This educational TV show has several Emmy awards under its belt and other
awards such as a George Foster Peabody in 1998.
He was just a Picardy Shepherd who ended up in a supermarket which
he was named after who changed the life of India Opal Buloni and the
people around her. Winn-Dixie was quick at making friends so Opal
picked up from there. An award winning novel turned motion picture,
Because of Winn-Dixie gained literary accolades because of the canine
who made friendship so simple and sincere.