10 Animal Movies That Children Will Love to Watch

10 Animal Movies That Children Will Love to Watch

Kids love animals, and they love watching movies too – just imagine your kid’s delight when he watches a movie that may feature animals in them! If you are on a lookout for animal movies, then your search may end here, as we shall be making some recommendations of animal movies that your kid may love to watch.

Best Animal Movies for Kids

Kids get fascinated with various kinds of animals and may want to know more about them. Apart from enjoying watching their favourite animals on screen, the following movies may help your child learn some good virtues and values too. Here are some of our recommendations for animal films for kids:

1. Stuart Little

This is a 1999 release, and the protagonist of the movie is a small rat named Stuart. This rat is adopted by the ‘Little’ family as their second child. The story revolves around the adventures and ordeals this adorable rat faces throughout the movie. The character of the villainous cat ‘Snowbell’ is exceptional, and it does full justice as an antagonist.

Stuart Little

Age Group 

This movie is rated PG.

Why Kids Will Love Watching This Movie

Kids would love to watch this movie because it is amazing the way the director depicts a rat to be a part of a human family – not as a pet, but as a family member. The various adventures that Stuart goes through are hilarious and amusing, and will surely entertain your child.

2. 101 Dalmatians

Originally released in 1961, this movie is great for a kid who is an absolute dog lover. The movie features two dogs named Pongo and Perdita who meet in London Park. Eventually their owners marry each other. The story revolves around these two dogs and their fifteen puppies. There is a dog kidnapper who wishes to kidnap these puppies in order to help a fur-crazed woman named Cruella de Vil, who wishes to make fur spotted coats. It is a great movie that spreads a message of fulfilling social responsibilities.

101 Dalmatians

Age Group

This movie is rated PG.

Why Kids Will Love Watching This Movie

Your child would love to watch the adorable puppies do all kinds of funny activities throughout the movie.

3. Shiloh

Released in 1996, this movie is about a dog which is rescued by a child named Marty. Marty finds a beagle on a bridge, and after learning that the dog is being abused by his owner, Marty takes the dog to his home and protects him. The movie may help your child understand about animal abuse and how it may adversely affect animals.

Shiloh

Age Group

This movie is rated PG.

Why Kids Will Love Watching This Movie

Kids will love to watch a child who becomes an instant hero after saving a dog from the treachery of his master. The transformation of Shiloh from a frightened dog to a brave one is also something that kids may like to watch.

4. Beethoven

This movie came in the year 1992, and it features a Saint Bernard in the lead role. The film deals with a dog’s struggle to win over his father’s love. The film has some hilarious moments and scenes that may amuse your child. The movie may have such an impact that your kid may urge you to get a Saint Bernard as a pet.

Beethoven

Age Group

This movie is rated PG.

Why Kids Will Love Watching This Movie

The acts of this gigantic dog are not only funny, but he is an absolute charmer in the movie. Your child will love the way the dog makes efforts to win the love of everyone around him.

5. Airbud

This dog flick, released in the year 1997, is an adaption of a true story of a rescued dog. The film’s protagonist is a dog named Buddy. The story revolves around this golden retriever which helps a shy kid muster up enough courage to play basketball with his teammates.

Airbud

Age Group

This movie is rated PG.

Why Kids Will Love Watching This Movie

Kids would love to watch a dog show off his basketball skills, and they may find it hilarious to see how a dog tries to fit into the team.

6. My Dog Skip

The film released in the year 2000, is set in the year 1942. The film revolves around a 9-year-old boy who gets a dog, a Jack Russell Terrier, on this ninth birthday and how their friendship develops. The film takes its inspiration from Willie Morris’ childhood adventures.

My Dog Skip

Age Group

This movie is rated PG.

Why Kids Will Love Watching This Movie

The acts of Skip are too entertaining and hilarious. The sheer idea of a dog driving a car and stealing bologna from the butcher is rib-tickling.

7. Cats and Dogs

This 2001 movie shows the age-old tussle between dogs and cats in a fun way. The central idea of the story is a Persian cat’s plan, which involves ruling over the world. However, the plan seems a bit far-fetched when a beagle comes into the scene. The voice over by Alec Baldwin and Susan Sarandon render an added edge to the movie and make it funnier.

Cats and Dogs

Age Group

This movie is rated PG.

Why Kids Will Love Watching This Movie

The cute battle between the cats and dogs is adorable and funny at the same time. The movie is a real entertainer.

8. Free Willy

First screened in the year 1993, this is a movie which describes the friendship of a whale and a 12-year-old child. Both, the whale and child, want freedom as one stays in a fish tank and other in the foster home. The way their friendship forms is what the movie all about.

Free Willy

Age Group

This movie is rated PG.

Why Kids Will Love Watching This Movie

Kids would love to watch a sea giant play games with a little boy and how the boy teaches some fun tricks to the whale.

9. Old Yeller

This heart-wrenching flick was released in 1957. The movie revolves around a dog that arrives on a farm on his own. This stray dog becomes attached to the family staying on the farm and even risks his life in protecting them from a wild bear. This story may not have many funny elements, but it depicts the love and devotion that the dog shares for the family.

Old Yeller

Age Group

This movie is rated G.

Why Kids Will Love Watching This Movie

Kids may love the way dog tries his best to protect the family.

10. Homeward Bound

Released in 1993, this movie revolves around a golden retriever, a bulldog, and a cat. All three of them are looking out for their lost family in the forests of California. The movie also features various other animals as the three animals’ quest progresses in the movie.

Homeward Bound

Age Group

This movie is rated G.

Why Kids Will Love Watching This Movie

The kids would love the various adventurous and perils their four-legged friends undertake as they make their way back home.

The above-mentioned movies are our recommendations of some of the best animal movies that you can make your kid watch.

By watching these fun animal movies, kids can learn about different animals. Movies help in developing a child’s vocabulary and visual memory. With these must-watch movies in his list, your spatially intelligent kid is in for a treat. To activate his other skills, get your hands on the subscription boxes that are specifically designed keeping in view the potential of kids. You will not be disappointed!

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