The Cave Of The Yellow Dog(2005)
A touching story played out against beautiful Mongolian scenery, as a young girl befriends a stray dog, setting off a troubling series of events.
A beautiful insight into the nomadic way of life centring on a young girl forming a bond with a dog that her father worries may be a threat to the sheep that they rely on.Read more
The Good Dinosaur(2015)
Prehistoric adventure about a lost young dinosaur who must have the courage to face his fears and find his way home.
A twist on the ‘boy and his dog’ formula, this time with a kind young dinosaur taking the speaking role and looking after a puppy-like human boy.Read more
Oddball and the Penguins(2015)
Charming adventure about an eccentric farmer and his wayward dog who come up with a plan to help protect their town’s endangered penguins.
Libby is very attached to her grandfather’s out-of-control but sweet-natured sheepdog, and is desperate to find a way to get him out of trouble so he won’t be taken away by the dog-hating animal control officer.Read more
Belle et Sébastien (Belle & Sebastian)(2013)
An epic tale of the friendship between a boy and a dog.
Adventure story about a boy who befriends ‘the beast’, a dog that his townsfolk are afraid of– who then gang together to protect one another as the German army invades in this French World War Two-set drama.Read more
Belle et Sébastien, l'aventure continue (Belle & Sebastian: The Adventure Continues)(2015)
Sebastian and his loyal mountain dog Belle are on another perilous mission to help save a friend in need.
In this follow-up, Sebastian and Belle’s friendship is cemented as Belle becomes essential in a rescue mission for a friend whose plane has gone down. Offering protection and superior sniffing abilities, Belle’s help is vital.Read more
The Fox and The Child(2007)
A young girl stumbles on a wild fox, and takes it upon herself to study and analyse its behaviour to further befriend it.
A charming investigation into whether humans can and should befriend wild animals, this is a gentle and curious story with a documentary feel.Read more
Snoopy and Charlie Brown: The Peanuts Movie(2015)
Charlie Brown attempts to navigate school life and falls in love with the new girl as Snoopy embarks upon an adventure of his own.
In this nostalgic exploration of the trails and tribulations of being a kid, especially one as insecure and accident-prone as Charlie Brown, pet dog Snoopy (who has an adventurous internal life) often pushes Charlie into situations that are out of his comfort zone.Read more
Because of Winn-Dixie(2005)
A sweet-natured tale about an uplifting friendship between a lonely girl and and her adopted dog.
A moving exploration of how taking care of an animal can improve a child’s self-esteem and help prepare them emotionally to tackle times of difficulty.Read more
The friendship between a boy and a dog is at the heart of this thrilling adventure yarn, set in the frozen wilds of 1890s Alaska.
Dogs were vital to survival for people in 19th century America, who relied on them for transport and protection in the wild north of the country. This film focuses on respect for these creatures, led by orphaned boy Jack who bonds with a half-dog half-wolf, and does not look kindly on those that mistreat them.Read more
When Victor loses his beloved pet, he conducts an experiment to bring him back to life. When he succeeds, things escalate beyond Victor's control.
Losing a pet is a difficult thing for anyone to face, so Victor takes it into his own hands to try and get his pet dog Sparky back. His success is the envy of all the children in his neighbourhood who weren’t yet ready to say goodbye to their pets…Read more
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The Wizard of Oz(1939)
This timeless family musical, one of cinema's much loved productions, sees young Dorothy escape Kansas for the Technicolor land of Oz.
Helping Dorothy navigate her way through the friends and foes of the yellow brick road is her loyal terrier Toto, who helps keep her rooted while she explores the strange land they’ve ended up in.Read more
The Adventures of Tintin - The Secret of the Unicorn(2011)
Breathless adventure from Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson, based on the Hergé comics and full of affection for its subject.
TinTin’s constant companion is Snowy, who he relies upon to sniff out danger when TinTin finds himself in too deep while uncovering a mystery.Read more
Mr Peabody & Sherman(2014)
Using his most ingenious invention, Mr. Peabody and his adopted boy Sherman hurtle back in time to experience world-changing events first-hand.
Another twist on the ‘boy and his dog’ trope, this time it’s a genius dog who has adopted a boy, and has to work hard to prove himself as a suitable parent to his human peers.Read more
Boule Et Bill (Boule & Bill)(2013)
A quaint period comedy about a boy and his beloved cocker spaniel, based on a hugely popular and long running French comic strip.
When Boule rescues Bill from the dog pound, a bond forms that gives Boule freedom from his bickering parents as he and his new canine pal get into all sorts of scrapes. Seen from the point of view of cocker spaniel Bill, this film explores the unique friendship between children and their pets.Read more
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