Animal-themed movies now streaming/on demand
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. Rent it here.
“Love and Monsters” (October 16)
A young man (Dylan O’Brien) must brave monsters of all kinds to be reunited with his school sweetheart. 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.
“Out Stealing Horses”
A man reminisces about the fateful summer he turned 15 in this Norwegian drama. 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”
The Woman Who Loves Giraffes
Read the Moviepaws review.
The One and Only Ivan
“The One and Only Ivan, ” about the adventures of a silverback gorilla, costars Bryan Cranston and Angelina Jolie. It’s based on the award-winning book by Katherine Applegate.
A man’s dog helps him come out to his family in this Pixar animated short film.
“Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made”
The exploits of Timmy Failure and his 1,500-pound polar bear partner, Total, as they operate Total Failure, Inc., a Portland detective agency. Based on the book by Stephan Pastis.
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.
“The Elephant Queen”
This documentary follows elephant matriarch Athena, who leads her herd on an epic journey across the African savannah. Chiwetel Ejiofor narrates.