Animal-themed movies now streaming/on demand/DVD
“Soul” (December 25)
A jazz pianist (Jamie Foxx) has an out-of-body experience after an accident. Now he’s stuck between Earth and the Great Beyond in the Great Before, a world where souls develop personalities, quirks, and traits before being sent to live their earthly lives. Can he get back to his body before he’s too late? Now playing on Disney+. Read: All About the Cat in the Pixar Movie ‘Soul’
“Black Beauty” (November 27)
This new version of this classic story is a contemporary tale of an orphaned teenager and the wild horse she bonds with. It stars Mackenzie Foy and features Kate Winslet as the voice of Black Beauty. It debuts on Disney+ on November 27.
This gorgeous animated film from the director of “Song of the Sea” is now playing in select theaters. It debuts on AppleTV on December 13. Read the Moviepaws review.
“Marona’s Fantastic Tale” (November 10)
In this poetic animated French film, director Anca Damian follows a stray dog named Marona as she looks back on the human companions she has loved throughout her life. Now on DVD. Read the Moviepaws review.
“Over the Moon” (October 23)
A young girl is inspired to build her own spacecraft to meet a mythical Moon Goddess, accompanied by her pet bunny. Inspired by the Chinese tale of the goddess Chang’e and her husband, Houyi. Featuring the voices of Sandra Oh, Cathy Ang, Phillipa Soo, Robert G. Chiu, Ken Jeong, John Cho, and Margaret Cho. On Netflix.
“The Witches” (October 22)
The new version of the Roald Dahl book, starring Anne Hathaway as the Grand High Witch, will debut on HBO Max on October 22. (Watch the trailer.) On HBO Max.
“Love and Monsters” (October 16)
A young man (Dylan O’Brien) must brave monsters of all kinds to be reunited with his school sweetheart. Available to rent on Amazon, etc. Read: ‘Love and Monsters’: All About the Dog Who Plays ‘Boy’
“Seniors: A Dogumentary” (September 29)
This documentary about senior dogs, and the people who cherish and protect them, features the beloved Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary of Mount Juliet, Tennessee and Chaser the Border Collie, known as “The Smartest Dog In the World.” Read the Moviepaws review.
This charming indie film abut the first cow in the Oregon Territories during the Gold Rush — and how it plays into two men’s secret to success, is now on Amazon, iTunes and Google Play. Read All About Eve, the Star of ‘First Cow’
“Think Like a Dog”
A young science whiz accidentally discovers he can hear his dog’s thoughts. Read the Moviepaws Review.
“The Dog Doc”
In this documentary, a maverick veterinarian and his dedicated team of doctors create a mecca for pets and their owners looking for hope and a last chance for animal healing.
Read the review: ‘Scoob!’ Is a Treat For Fans Old and New
“Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon”
A man’s dog helps him come out to his family in this Pixar animated short film. On Disney+.