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Animal Actors

Getting 'The Bird' From a Bird

Joe Wallenstein | Posted 05.03.2015 | Entertainment
Joe Wallenstein

Filming with animals can be a lot more complicated than filming with people and it takes a lot more preparation than one might think. One wants it to go well, so one can never be prepared enough.

Here's What Happened To Your Favorite TV Animals

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 09.02.2014 | Weird News

There isn't much debate that animals are better than people. However, time after time, "where are they now" lists are made strictly for human celebrit...

Remembering Free Willy And 8 Other Famed Animal Actors

Posted 07.16.2013 | Entertainment

July 16 marks the 20th anniversary of the release of "Free Willy," the emotional family film which stole the hearts of viewers. Starring Jason James R...

Training a Cat Actor for Broadway? Better Understand the Peculiar World of Feline Motivation

Anna Jane Grossman | Posted 05.07.2013 | New York
Anna Jane Grossman

Training is just a game of finding a creature's motivation and then delivering it wisely. What makes cats notoriously difficult to train is the complexity of their reward systems. They're usually not as motivated by the two big things we use to train dogs: food and human attention.

Were These Movie Animals Placed In Dangerous Situations?

Posted 09.17.2012 | Green

How true is the disclaimer: “No animals were harmed in the making of this film"? According to a press conference and letter released by PETA last...

Cat Actor Finds Tinseltown Tough For Tabbies

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 04.27.2012 | Weird News

A cat actor who recently relocated from New York to Los Angeles is finding that the road to fame is kitty-littered with hardship. Vito Vincent is a...

WATCH: Does Uggie, The Dog From ]The Artist,' Deserve An Oscar? (VIDEO)

Newser.com | Posted 03.12.2012 | Weird News

Can dogs act? And if so, should they be considered for an Oscar? Those are the kinds of questions moviegoers are wondering, many for the first time...

Berloni Begs, Rolls Over for Special Tony Award: Rewarding a Broadway Legend With the Mother of All Treats

Wendy Diamond | Posted 08.14.2011 | Entertainment
Wendy Diamond

Bill Berloni knows better than anyone the warmth and soul that a real, live animal can bring to a stage. He has dedicated his life to showcasing his four-legged co-stars while campaigning for their rights, welfare, and rescue.

Animals and the Academy Awards: A History

Wendy Diamond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Wendy Diamond

Let's take a moment to review some "snubbed" animals from some major Oscar heavyweight films throughout the ages.