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Animal-themed movies now playing/streaming

The Woman Who Loves Giraffes (January 10 in limited release)

In this documentary, biologist Anne Innis Dagg (now 86) retraces her 1956 journey to South Africa to study giraffes. This documentary profiles the world’s first ‘giraffologist,’ and the animals she loves. Now playing in limited release in select cities. See when it’s playing near you.

Dolittle (January 17) 

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Robert Downey Jr. is the doctor who can talk to animals in the latest version of this classic tale. Read: The Reviews Are in for ‘Dolittle,’ and They’re Brutal

Spies in Disguise (December 25)


When the world’s best spy (Will Smith) is turned into a pigeon, he must rely on his nerdy tech officer (Tom Holland) to save the world in this animated film.

“Cats” (December 20)


Idris Elba, Ian McKellen, James Corden, Judi Dench and Taylor Swift star in the movie version of the hit Broadway musical. Meet the Characters In the First ‘Cats’ Trailer (Which Is Utterly Bonkers)

“Togo” (December 20)


Telling the same story as the animated film “Balto,” in which a heroic sled dog brings diphtheria antitoxin serum through harsh conditions over nearly 700 miles to save the Alaskan town of Nome from an epidemic. Willem Dafoe stars in this film, which is only on Disney+

“A Reindeer’s Journey”

Ailo, a newborn reindeer, embarks on an incredible odyssey across Finland with the help of his mother. This documentary is narrated by Donald Sutherland. (November 15 in theaters, Nov 19 on disc and streaming)

“Lady and the Tramp” (2019)

The live-action remake of the Disney classic is on Disney+, Disney’s new streaming service.

“The Elephant Queen”


This documentary follows elephant matriarch Athena, who leads her herd on an epic journey across the African savannah. Chiwetel Ejiofor narrates. Now playing in limited release. In limited theatrical release on October 18. On disc and streaming in November 1.



This award-winning Korean film follows the lives of two families — one wealthy, one poor. Read: About Those Pampered Dogs in ‘Parasite’



Strippers take down their wealthy clients in this film based on a true story. Read: Meet Mr. Bruce From ‘Hustlers’

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”


The pit bull who plays Brad Pitt’s dog in the film won this year’s Palm Dog! Read: All about Brandy.