Animal Family Comedies

What better way to unite children and parents than spending time together, for example, watching a family comedy with animals? Such children’s films teach kindness, love and perfectly cheer up.

The Adventures of Paddington (2014)

The story of how a very well-mannered bear from Peru is looking for a family. He does this, however, in London among the people, and he also wants to become a real aristocrat. All his plans and dreams begin to come true, but the case cannot do without an anti-hero, or rather an anti-heroine. The last one was played by Nicole Kidman, who, according to the plot, does not want to put up with the fact that Paddington does not take up a place in the museum.

What do you think, is it worth filming a sequel, and what should be in it?

The children’s film turned out to be kind, cheerful, filled with a special atmosphere and British humor. Probably, the success and recognition of critics and viewers contributed to the appearance in 2017 of the second part, which we also recommend watching.

Original title:
Paddington

Cast:
Ben Whishaw, Nicole Kidman, Imelda Staunton

Country:
Great Britain, France, USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.2, IMDb – 7.2

Age restrictions:
6+

Mr. Popper’s Penguins (2011)

The list of animal comedies for the whole family will continue with a film about cute and funny penguins. But the plot will take place not at all among snows and icebergs, but in the apartment of a successful and purposeful businessman. At least, he was like this before 6 Antarctic animals got to him. Will they help him reach the top of the business? Doubtful. But to succeed in something more important, for example, to become a good father and husband, is quite likely.

The picture submits an application for success already thanks to Jim Carrey, who played the main role. But the charming and funny penguins are a strong competitor to him, both in terms of humor and acting skills.

original title :
Mr. Popper’s Penguins

Starring :
Jim Carrey, Carla Gugino, Angela Lansbury

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.8, IMDb – 6.0

Age limit:
6+

Undercover Dogs (2018)

A family comedy with notes of adventure and an action movie tells about the tandem of a police dog and an FBI agent. A talking animal with an eccentric character and unusual musical tastes takes out the brain of his serious partner. Together they turn Las Vegas upside down, find scammers and love to boot.

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This children’s film has everything to make an evening with family pleasant and fun, filled with jokes, chases and a bright show.

Original title:
Show Dogs

Cast:
Will Arnett, Ludacris, Natasha Lyonne

Country:
UK, USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.5, IMDb – 3.6

Age limit:
6+

Mission Darwin (2009)

Guinea pigs, armed with cool modern technology, go on a secret government mission. The super team of merciless and fluffy will not allow another villain to seize power over the world. To do this, they have everything they need – strength, intelligence, beauty, muscles and a lot of charm.

This children’s comedy about animals is original in that the guinea pigs act as dashing commandos. This idea was thrown to the director by his son, who tries on the image of a soldier on the four-legged pet of the family. And everyone’s favorite studio Disney brought it to the screen.

Original title:
G-Force

Starring :
Bill Nighy, Will Arnett, Zach Galifianakis

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.0, IMDb – 5.1

Age limit:
12+

Garfield 2 (2006)

Ginger cat Garfield is a favorite of children and adults from comics, who moved into feature films. He did this not for the first time, since in 2004 the first part of his adventures was released. But the plot of the second film seemed to us a little funnier and more interesting for family viewing.

Living quietly in America, fat man Garfield was unaware of his double in London. The twin cat is not just anyone, but the royal favorite Prince. In a series of events, they change places and the fun begins.

Original title:
Garfield: A Tale of Two Kitties

Starring :
Breckin Meyer, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Billy Connolly

Country:
UK, USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.3, IMDb – 5.0

Age limit:
16+

Dog Hotel (2008)

A good film for the whole family, which stands out among comedies about animals with a special atmosphere of love, teenage maximalism and faith in the best. In the center of the plot is a hotel created by two children for dogs of all breeds and positions. The shelter is gradually growing, which means that the number of funny, curious, unexpected events is also increasing.

Starring Emma Roberts, at least known for her roles in teen comedies. More than 70 animals were involved in the filming process, trained and simply found on the street. Dog lovers additionally get the opportunity to get acquainted with a wide variety of four-legged breeds.

Original title:
Hotel for Dogs

Starring :
Emma Roberts, Jake T. Austin, Don Cheadle

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.5, IMDb – 5.4

Age limit:
12+

Alvin and the Chipmunks 3 (2011)

The third part of the children’s comedy film about the adventures of cheerful chipmunks will take the viewer to a desert island, where fluffy singers and their girlfriends accidentally end up. And it all started with a peaceful journey on a beautiful ocean liner on the way to the song festival. Will the heroes get there?

In addition to the light atmosphere and cool humor, parents and their children will definitely like the picture on the screen. Ocean, nature, tropical fauna, but also caves, volcanoes and dancing in the rain. The film is not boring and dynamic, well suited for family viewing.

Original title:
Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked

Cast:
Jason Lee, David Cross, Jenny Slate

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.3, IMDb – 4.3

Age limit:
0+

Shelley back in business (2013)

It is not known who experiences more in dachshund competitions – the animals themselves or their owners. A regular winner of competitions and championships, Shelley could have received another prize without any problems, but things did not work out as planned. An unexpected move disrupted all plans, but the children-owners of the dachshund do not give up.

Among children’s films about animals, comedies about cute dogs are not uncommon. But when the plot, in addition to a lot of jokes and tricky situations, is filled with the idea of ​​always striving forward, not giving up and believing in success, it is a must-see in the family circle.

Original title:
Wiener Dog Nationals

Cast:
Alicia Witt, Jason London, Morgan Fairchild

Country:
USA

Rating:
IMDb – 5.9

Age limit:
0+

Cats vs Dogs (2001)

This story is eternal: cats hate the entire canine race, and in return they also do not have good feelings for them. And at a time when dogs are ruled by generosity, courage and fearlessness, cats are not averse to using cunning and deceit. Whether hostile groups will be able to apply their qualities and what will come of it, look in this funny family film.

A funny plot, good acting, action-packed atmosphere and computer graphics make this children’s comedy about animals interesting not only for the younger age group, but also for adults.

Original title:
Cats & Dogs

Cast:
Jeff Goldblum, Elizabeth Perkins, Alexander Pollock

Country:
USA, Australia

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.0, IMDb – 5.1

Age limit:
12+

Babe from Beverly Hills (2008)

Chloe is a sweet but spoiled Chihuahua from the affluent Beverly Hills neighborhood. Left in the care of a young girl looking after her, the dog, of course, gets lost and ends up in a completely different world. There, a lot of adventures fall on her, from which she manages to get out safe and sound, but not quite the same.

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The first part of the trilogy is the most fun, positive and instructive. Children will definitely like cute animals, and parents will have the opportunity to look at many issues from a different angle.

Original title:
Beverly Hills Chihuahua

Cast:
Piper Perabo, Manolo Cardona, Jamie Lee Curtis

Country:
USA, Mexico

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.5, IMDb – 3.8

Age limit:
6+

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Jared Lambert/ author of the article

I’ve been writing about movies, TV shows and anime for over 3 years, and you may have seen my reviews on Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic.

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