10 loveable dogs straight off our screens.
10 Famous Dogs from film and TV
Fang, a Neapolitan Mastiff, plays the soppy dog belonging to Hagrid in the Harry Potter films. Fang in the film is described as a Boarhound, but was really played by 4 different Neapolitan Mastiffs. In the Philosopher’s Stone he accompanies Harry, Hagrid, Draco, and Hermione into the Forbidden Forest to look for an injured unicorn.
Lassie was a fictional collie created in the 1940s by Eric Knight in a short story called Lassie Come Home. The novel was turned into a movie and ultimately into a television show. Lassie was the gallant dog that constantly came to the rescue and saved the day.
3) The Dulux Dog
Old English Sheepdogs have been the Dulux’ mascot dogs since 1961 and various other dogs have been used to front their advertising campaigns. Though, by far the most famous of these dogs was Fernville Lord Digby yes, that’s a dog’s name, who became super-famous and as a result also made his owner, Cynthia Harrison, famous.
Digby was such a big name that he had three stunt doggie doubles. He even had his own movie called Digby, the Biggest Dog in the World (1973)
4) Rin Tin Tin
The original Rin Tin Tin served as a Red Cross Dog during World War one with his owner Duncan. Rin Tin Tin made twenty six films for Warner Brothers before his death in1932. At the peak of his career with Warner Brothers he received some 10,000 fan letters a week and was considered to be one of Hollywood’s top stars.
Beethoven is a cute St.Bernard dog from an American film released in 1992. He was adopted by the Newton family, he was well-loved by them except for the apprehensive George, their father. George became jealous of the attention his whole family was giving Beethoven. Then they met his vet who wanted to kill the dog for an experiment and tricks George into giving Beethoven away. George became the only hope to save the dog. In the end they were able to save Beethoven and all the other dogs that were victims of the vet.
Pluto, initially called Pluto the Pup was created in 1930 by Walt Disney Productions. He is a light brown standard sized short haired dog. He is often the companion of Mickey Mouse. He appeared in several Mickey Mouse films before he had his own in 1937.
7) Scooby Doo
Scooby Doo is the hero in the hit TV show Scooby-Doo from Habba Barbera in 1969. He is male Great Dane dog friend of Shaggy. Their friend encourages them to go after costumed villains. Scooby loves Scooby snacks and is a very devoted dog. He does heroic acts due to his courage and love for his friends. His only weak spot is being tickled.
8 ) Blair
The Hepworth’s family dog Blair had a starring role in Rescued by Rover in 1905.Rescued by Rover is a British short silent drama film, directed by Cecil Hepworth, about a dog who leads its master to his kidnapped baby, following the release, the dog became a household name and he is considered to be the first dog film star.
Fly, a female Border Collie Sheepdog, stars as Babe’s adopted mother in the in the 1995 Australian film Babe. Miriam Margolyes dose the voice for Fly. The film was based in New South Wales, it is an adaptation of the 1983 novel The Sheep-Pig, also known as Babe: The Gallant Pig in the United States, by Dick King-Smith.
Shadow played by Ben and voiced by Don Ameche, plays a Golden Retriever owned by Jamie’s brother Peter Burnford in Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey which is a 1993 American remake of the 1963 film The Incredible Journey, which was based on the best-selling novel The Incredible Journey by Sheila Burnford. Directed by Duwayne Dunham, it was released on February 3, 1993.
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