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"Dogs Die" Movies
Animals in Movies
"I saw "Old Yeller" when I was eight and was devastated. I still can't watch any movie where animals are injured or die. It doesn't have to be a dog - any living thing qualifies. This quiz is a cathartic attempt to lay those ghosts. Kleenex ready?"
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In all fairness we should really begin with the main offender. My term for any movie which involves a hurt or dying animal is a "Dogs Die" movie. I watched Disney's "Old Yeller" at an early age, and was totally bereft when the movie finished. What happened to Old Yeller?
The dog was destroyed because he had rabies
He fought a bear and was killed
His original owner took him back
He was bitten by a snake and died
Yes I know "Bambi" is an animation and therefore never really happened. I watched the movie up until Bambi's mother was killed and then I was taken home. It was easier that way. Who killed her?
(One word - 6 or 7 letters)
The Carraclough family fall on hard times and are forced to to sell their beautiful dog to a Scottish duke. Young Joe is heartbroken when he loses his pet, and as the movie unfolds, the viewer learns just how strong the bond between a boy and his dog can be.
The dog travels across difficult terrain, climbs mountains, swims rivers and is forced to fight other dogs. Finally, after an epic journey - boy and dog are reunited.
Lassie Come Home
The Incredible Journey
Courage of Lassie
I have never seen "The Yearling" because I know what it is about. A young farm boy - Jody - yearns for a pet of his very own. He finally persuades his parents to let him keep the fawn of a doe that has been shot. He names him Flag and they are inseparable. Finally, as a yearling, Flag's behaviour becomes a threat to the welfare of the small farm. What does he do that leads to his death?
He breaks down fences
All of these
He tramples the new crop
He eats the new corn crop
In 1960, Joy Adamson published a book which dealt with her time as the wife of a Kenyan game warden. She raised Elsa, an orphan lion cub, and taught her the ways of the wild, so that the lioness could again roam free. The movie "Born Free" portrayed Elsa's early life, but a second movie was released in 1972 that dealt with her death. What was the name of this sequel?
The Lion in Winter
Out of Africa
The Call of the Wild
A group of rabbits flee their old warren in the face of its imminent destruction by man. Led by Fiver and his brother Hazel, they seek a new and safe home. At first they seem happy in their new warren, and are sure they have escaped the violence. However danger is ever present as they face a new enemy - General Woundwart - head of the warren Efrafa. The fighting is far from over. What is the name of this animated feature?
Ring of Bright Water
Movies about animals that are hurt or die are distressing, but the movie is all the more poignant if it happens to be based on a true story. In the 1930s, a horse without pedigree suddenly begins winning races, thanks in part to the faith of his devoted stableboy Tommy Woodcock. The horse captures the hearts of Australians during the depression. They love a winner and they always love the underdog. Promoters arrange for the horse to race in the USA, where his success looks like undermining the fortunes of some professional gamblers. After winning a major race in Mexico, the horse collapses and mysteriously dies. Which movie features this phenomenal racer?
The Iron Horse
The Horse Whisperer
Tom Hanks plays compulsively neat Scott Turner, a detective who inherits a dog. The large slobbery canine is the only link to his master's murder, and Scott is forced to endure the dog's messy destructive ways. Naturally the dog and Scott become a team as they try to solve the crime. They discover that a fish processing plant is being used to launder money, and that the local police chief is involved. Inevitably there is a final shoot out and the dog is killed. What was the name of the dog in the title role?
(One word - 5 letters)
Billed as children's fare, this movie begins by showing us a world in which animals are bred for food. The animals believe they need to get fat so that they can be taken away to a place of endless pleasures. The star of the movie watches his mother disappear in a meat truck and is sad. As fortune would have it, this talking creature does find a home with Farmer Hoggett. He then discovers that he has a very fine talent for herding sheep. What is the name of this movie?
Babe: Pig in the City
A Pig Story
Well apparently my problem with animals being hurt or dying in movies is generational. My granddaughter always asks her mother to put on one particular movie but there are conditions attached. "You put on the movie and I'll go in my bedroom. Call me when the big fish has eaten the Mummy and all the baby fish and then I'll come out and watch."
She is then happy to return to the world where Marlin and his offsider Dory are searching for Marlin's son. The son has been kidnapped by a scuba diver and resides in a fishtank in a dental surgery. While his father sets out to find him, the kidnapped fish decides he too must make a break for freedom. What is this animated feature?
A Fish Called Wanda
A Shark's Tale
The Incredible Mr.Limpet
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Compiled Jun 28 12