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Best Animated Dog Movies For The Whole Family To Enjoy Over The Holidays

Nothing works better than a movie night when you want to bring the whole family together. Every year you re-watch old Christmas movies to relive your childhood. This year, let’s make your little furry friends feel special with the best-animated dog movies.

Here are five animated movies that’ll make your dog feel special this Christmas.

1. All Dogs Go To Heaven

This animated movie, All Dogs Go To Heaven, was released in 1989 with a star-studded dubbing cast. The story is about Charlie, a hybrid between German Shephard and Collie, in New Orleans, betrayed by his former friend and business partner, Carface.

Charlie goes to heaven, only to come back to earth to help his buddy, Itchy, a Dachshund, and an orphan girl, Anne-Marie.

2. 101 Dalmatians

Everyone knows about the Disney classic with Cruella and her henchman kidnapping little furry babies to make coats out of their fur. This animated gem was released in 1961, with the story being focused on two Dalmatians, Perdita and Pongo.

While it might seem dark, this movie is a must-watch for the entire fam!

3. Balto

Another classic movie from all of our early years, Balto, was released in 1995 and was adapted from a true story. The story follows a wolfdog, Balto, depicting his journey of going above and beyond to save children from an epidemic.

The movie will have you and your little furry friend cheering for Balto as he strives to save the day!

4. Bolt

Moving forward from the 90s, Bolt is an adventure-based 2008 animated movie featuring a White German Shephard, a television star who believes to have superpowers.

He thinks his owner, Penny, has been kidnapped and sets out to “rescue” her. In the journey, he finds out that he indeed has no superpowers, but he can save the day with the help of his friends.

The movie explains the love of dogs for humans and vice versa. Who wouldn’t want to share this experience with their dogs!

5. The Secret Life of Pets

Lastly, this list couldn’t have come to an end with this movie. The Secret Life of Pets was released in 2016 and featured many pets, such as birds, cats, and hamsters, focusing on Max, the Jack Russell Terrier that loves the NY City life.

He receives the shock of his life when his owner brings another dog home, Duke, who’s a shaggy Newfoundland mix. The jealously turns into teamwork when they both get lost in the city and find their way back home.

If you recently introduced another furry friend in your dog’s life, this is a must-watch.

Couple watching a movie next to a curious dog

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Movies bring everyone together to have a happy holiday, reminiscing childhood. Make new memories by watching some of these Disney classics with your dogs, and let us know how they like it.

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