30 Scene-Stealing Movie Animals

Up (2009)

The Animal: Dug, a Golden Retriever who wears a special collar that means he can talk with humans.

Cutest/Best Moment: “I was hiding under your porch because I love you.” Dug sounds exactly how we all expect a dog would sound – adorable and full of love and stuff. That, and “Squirrel!”

If It Was Your Pet: Your social life would die a swift death – you’ll want to spend every second with Dug. And rightly so.

Pixar proof

As if we needed further evidence of Pixar’s genius when it comes to movie making. Yet here it is. Thanks to some bright spark on Reddit, here’s a rather nifty pict-o-gram (or shot-o-graph, or still-o-grid) showing where those clever Pixar animators have hidden cameos of beloved characters in their films. Some characters even cameo before they’ve been in a film (as with Lotso in Up). Some you’ll have spotted before, others probably not. Either way, genius.

Wall•E OST

Artist: Various
Distributor: Walt Disney Records

Soundtrack Rating: 4/5

Predictable as punch. Oh, not the soundtrack to Wall•E. No, we’re talking about the media hoo-ha that smothers every new Pixar product – hoo-ha that focuses primarily on the eye-watering pixelated glory of Lasseter and co’s latest visual treat. Of course, Lasseter and chums are more knowing than that – what are visuals without volume? Rubbish-clearing a neat path between old classics (Louis Armstrong’s ‘La Vie En Rose’ is to die for) and right-modern sci-fi string plucking, erstwhile robot Wall•E’s heart is firmly embedded in composer Thomas Finding Nemo Newman’s gentle, atmospheric tinkling. Harps proclaim the sleek wonder of ‘Eve’, ‘The Spaceship’ adds scale and blast, and ‘First Date’ provides a timeless, woodwind-fuelled dance among the daisies. Kudos also for the inclusion of cheeky corporate advert ‘BNL’. So… predictable?

Via Total Film