lol The Donkey in Clerks 2.
Certainly not in DRY SUMMER. That was really tough to watch (and indefensible, in my book).
I guess Benji was a really cool dog. The chimp from PROJECT X was pretty awesome too. The elephants in AN ELEPHANT CALLED SLOWLY (or something), the lions in BORN FREE, the gorillas in GORILLAS IN THE MIST, and countless dogs in countless romantic comedies.
“Dog” in A BOY & HIS DOG
Herzog is the man when it comes to using animals: the end of aguirre with the monkeys, and the end of stroyzeck with the dancing chicken.
The octopus in Oldboy.
The cow in Apocalypse Now.
That was a water buffalo in Apocalypse Now, not a cow. You’re thinking of Marlon Brando.
Ah, thank you. I’m reminded of Fletch.
“Can I borrow your towel? My car just hit a water buffalo.”
Works every time.
“The Adventures of Milo and Otis.
Seriously, I once included it in a 50 greatest films of all time list, and I’ve not regretted it. Milo and Otis rock.
I’d call that the worst use of animals. They (allegedly) had no regard for the safety of the animals.
Kinda hard to appreciate a family film that treated kittens like disposable props.
How about the puppies in The Jerk? Very functional.
Are you referring to cat juggling?
A noble sport, but no, the puppies in question were used for private obfuscation—thankfully so.
The suicidal goldfish in Amilie.
Why can’t I remember the puppies? How sad. I thought there was only Shithead.
There was Shithead, which he used to cover his front-bottom, then he grabbed a neighbor’s puppy to cover the rest. This was upon reading the Dear John letter in the bathtub.
Oh! That’s a puppy, not puppies. Shithead was an adult dog. No wonder I’m confused. The thermos however was underage and there are lawsuits pending.