Lately quite a number of high quality dog movies entered the screen introducing new movie dog stars. Filmmakers know for sure that having a funny and active dog in a film will help much to make it popular and probably top the box office hit charts as One Hundred and One Dalmatians did. For dog lovers this increase of dog movies is like a wish list present, especially when a movie dog is the star of a film.
Dogs in the movies go back a long way. Movie dogs became known since silent films like Charlie Chaplin's The Kid. The first movie dog star was Rin Tin Tin rescued by American aviator and put into the show business in early 1920s to play roles in more than 20 movies.
The most famous movie dog Lassie started its career in 1943 with Lassie Come Home. After that movie dog names like Beethoven, Benji and Wishbone became a part of our homes, not mentioning brilliant cartoon dogs like Snoopy and Scooby-Doo.
A year ago Yahoo Movies has made a list of the greatest movie dogs from silent flicks to the present, with beautiful pictures attached to it. A week later Hotel for Dogs came out, followed by such dog lovers' choices like Marley and Me, Space Buddies, The Dog Who Saved Christmas, and Hachiko. Now Marmaduke is on its way to spectators. (Photo Credit: nicogenin/Flickr)
Starring dogs in movies is difficult and requires a lot of determination and patience from the film director, the director of photography and the whole crew.
Today there are special schools that train movie dog actors, starting from general obedience to acting for the camera. If your pet tends to become a movie dog you will surely find a professional way to put it into the movie industry.
Sometimes it's just a matter of chance. On this picture aspiring movie dogs are waiting for Steven Spielberg or some other director to come to their casting. Maybe one of them will soon become the next dog superstar. (Photo Credit: joelogon/Flickr)
Following are several great pictures of our beloved pets taking part in dog movies or still longing for that.
Look at this wonderful home pet and guess what it's dreaming of.
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These two future movie dogs do not need any special training. They are ready to play leading roles in any gangsters' saga.
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It's not easy to be a dog movie star. You have to get acquainted with this role in advance.
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This little cutie is sure that a sincere story about dog's life can become an international blockbuster.
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Is your pet ready to become a movie dog?