05/07/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Movie Creatures We Wish Were Real (PHOTOS)

In honor of the 82nd Annual Academy Awards, we at the HuffPost Green decided to honor some of our own favorite film moments. While a compelling story and strong acting are important to any film, what really wows us is imagination. Some filmmakers are able to create entire worlds with their own laws of nature and their own amazing creatures. Some of these creatures are so incredible that we just can't help but wish they were real. Here are our top picks for imaginary movie animals.

Movie Creatures We Wish Were Real