In 2015, the first movie to feature animals was an animated movie about penguins and was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Animated Film.
In 2016, an animated film about a giant cat named Catnip was released.
Last year, the latest Disney animated film was an adaptation of The Little Mermaid.
These and other recent movies have featured animals in a variety of ways.
In 2018, the film The Secret Life of Pets made a splash by including a penguin named Amity, who was played by a cat.
In 2019, an animal themed holiday special called Animal Island became the first Disney animated movie to be nominated for an Oscar.
And in 2020, a Disney animated series about an animal named Muppet appeared on the network Disney Channel.
A 2017 documentary on animal behavior titled Wild Animal was nominated as one of the best documentary films of all time.
Animal Kingdom was the first theme park to include a penguins-only ride.
A few of the other popular animal films to make the list include Disney’s A Series of Unfortunate Events and the animated film The Lion King.
Here are some of the most popular animals featured in movies and television shows.
Aquatic Animals, Inc. (1942) In 1942, a film called Aquatic Animals made its world premiere at the World’s Fair in New York.
It was the second movie to include animals.
Tangled Friends (2006) In 2006, an action film called Tangled Friends was released to theaters and garnered critical acclaim.
The movie featured a group of animals who were captured by a group known as the “Crocodiles.”
The group had been in captivity for centuries and were the first to use poison to kill an animal.
The Cat (1957) In 1957, a feature film about the cat named Saw was released and won the Best Picture Oscar for Best Picture.
Saw was one of only a few cats featured in the movie and later appeared in other films such as The Cat in the Hat and The Cat Who Stole Christmas.
Cats Are Real (2001) In 2001, a movie called Cats Are Real featured the animal character Cat.
Muppets Are Real!
(1999) In 1999, a live-action show based on the television show Muppets Most Wanted was released that featured animals and their interactions with humans.
Dinosaurs Are Real!, a.o.v.e.r.
(2007) In 2007, a sequel to Dinosaurs Are Not Real!, starring a young Alaskan skunk named Dinosaurs, was released, featuring dinosaurs.
Animal World, a la Disney (2012) In 2012, a show about a group called Animal World aired on Disney Channel and received rave reviews.
The show featured animals from all over the world, including the exotic ones, such as the lion cub, the giraffe, and the penguin.
Aladdin (1992) In 1992, an anime-style cartoon called Aladdin featured a king penguin and his friends, including a cat named Aladdin.
The Lion King (1981) In 1981, a TV movie based on a story of King Tutankhamun, which starred Mickey Mouse and his brothers, was made.
The film starred Aladdin, a lion cub and a tiger named Simba, who also appeared in the animated short The Lion Kingdom.
Mickey Mouse (1932) In 1932, Mickey Mouse was released as a short-lived animated TV show starring Mickey Mouse.
The first episode of the series featured Mickey as the King of Hearts.
Mickey had been the leader of the Disney Mouse Club and Mickey Mouse Club was one the biggest animal clubs in the world.
Toy Story (1994) In 1994, Toy Story starred Mickey and friends as they built a toy house.
The characters in the show also became friends with animals.