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To celebrate the release of Pudsey The Dog: The Movie Out now on DVD

So lets take a look at the all time “top 10 doggy film stars”, and how they wagged their way to screen success!

 

Toto, The Wizard of Oz (1939)

Dorothy Gale’s much loved and loyal pet dog Toto is the only animal in the film that doesn’t speak. In this original film, Toto was actually played by a female Terrier who real name was Terry. Terry was in fact, paid more than many of the human actors for her part, receiving $125 a week whilst other below the line talent reportedly received just $50 to $100 a week! Another lesser known fact is that due to the popularity of the movie and how famous her role became, her owner and trainer officially changed Terry’s name to Toto in real life! A permanent memorial for Toto can be found at the Hollywood Forever cemetery in Los Angeles.

 

Lady And The Tramp (1955)

This animated romantic comedy starring two dogs from different classes of life won hearts the world over, as we all saw Lady fall in love with Tramp. In 1937, Joe Grant, a story man at Disney Studio came up with the idea, inspired by the antics of his own Spaniel dog, Lady, and how she was overshadowed by his new baby. Joe created some sketches and approached Walt Disney with the idea but Walt thought Lady was too sweet and therefore the storyline would not have enough action. Soon after, Walt was reading a short story by Ward Greene in which a cynical dog character was involved, this led Walt to deciding to incorporate Tramp into the story and Lady and The Tramp was born.

 

Pudsey (2014)

his new found fame, Pudsey is now also the star of his very own film, Pudsey The Dog: The Movie! Don’t miss out on the action-packed, barking mad family fun adventure! Check out the review recently completed by Entertain the Kids – to quote William (aged 5) “Pudsey is FABAROONEY” – we couldn’t agree more.

 

Beethoven (1992)

The large mutt with the larger heart has been the centre of attention for 7 Beethoven films to date. Chris, the dog who played Beethoven was actually trained by Karl Lewis Miller, the famous animal trainer who has also trained K-9 and Babe. Beethoven the dog has such a successful impact in America that a lot of young people thought the reason the name Beethoven was famous was because of this dog and film!

 

Milo, The Mask (1994)

Stanley Ipkiss’ partner in crime and cute pet doggy, Milo is unforgettable in The Mask. The brown and white Jack Russell Terrier is never not at Stanley’s side and even has a chance encounter with the Mask of Loki himself resulting in some humorous results! Animal actor Max McCarter was 5 years old when he auditioned for the role of Milo, director Chuck Russell found Max to be “the most perky and alive” of all the candidates. Max actually nearly lost the role when it was revealed that another upcoming film was going to feature a Jack Russell so the producers debated about using the same breed of dog, however, Max’s personality and acting ability won out.

 

Bullseye, Oliver Twist (1948)

Stanley Ipkiss’ partner in crime and cute pet doggy, Milo is unforgettable in The Mask. The brown and white Jack Russell Terrier is never not at Stanley’s side and even has a chance encounter with the Mask of Loki himself resulting in some humorous results! Animal actor Max McCarter was 5 years old when he auditioned for the role of Milo, director Chuck Russell found Max to be “the most perky and alive” of all the candidates. Max actually nearly lost the role when it was revealed that another upcoming film was going to feature a Jack Russell so the producers debated about using the same breed of dog, however, Max’s personality and acting ability won out.

 

Pongo and Perdita, 101 Dalmatians (1961)

Stanley Ipkiss’ partner in crime and cute pet doggy, Milo is unforgettable in The Mask. The brown and white Jack Russell Terrier is never not at Stanley’s side and even has a chance encounter with the Mask of Loki himself resulting in some humorous results! Animal actor Max McCarter was 5 years old when he auditioned for the role of Milo, director Chuck Russell found Max to be “the most perky and alive” of all the candidates. Max actually nearly lost the role when it was revealed that another upcoming film was going to feature a Jack Russell so the producers debated about using the same breed of dog, however, Max’s personality and acting ability won out.

 

Fang, Harry Potter (2001)

Stanley Ipkiss’ partner in crime and cute pet doggy, Milo is unforgettable in The Mask. The brown and white Jack Russell Terrier is never not at Stanley’s side and even has a chance encounter with the Mask of Loki himself resulting in some humorous results! Animal actor Max McCarter was 5 years old when he auditioned for the role of Milo, director Chuck Russell found Max to be “the most perky and alive” of all the candidates. Max actually nearly lost the role when it was revealed that another upcoming film was going to feature a Jack Russell so the producers debated about using the same breed of dog, however, Max’s personality and acting ability won out.

 

Marley & Me (2008)

Stanley Ipkiss’ partner in crime and cute pet doggy, Milo is unforgettable in The Mask. The brown and white Jack Russell Terrier is never not at Stanley’s side and even has a chance encounter with the Mask of Loki himself resulting in some humorous results! Animal actor Max McCarter was 5 years old when he auditioned for the role of Milo, director Chuck Russell found Max to be “the most perky and alive” of all the candidates. Max actually nearly lost the role when it was revealed that another upcoming film was going to feature a Jack Russell so the producers debated about using the same breed of dog, however, Max’s personality and acting ability won out.

 

The Dog, The Artist (2011)

Stanley Ipkiss’ partner in crime and cute pet doggy, Milo is unforgettable in The Mask. The brown and white Jack Russell Terrier is never not at Stanley’s side and even has a chance encounter with the Mask of Loki himself resulting in some humorous results! Animal actor Max McCarter was 5 years old when he auditioned for the role of Milo, director Chuck Russell found Max to be “the most perky and alive” of all the candidates. Max actually nearly lost the role when it was revealed that another upcoming film was going to feature a Jack Russell so the producers debated about using the same breed of dog, however, Max’s personality and acting ability won out.

 

Reviewed by Entertain The Kids : Pudsey The Dog : The Movie

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