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Can You Name All of These Movie Dogs From One Screenshot?
By: Jane Andrews
6 Min Quiz
Image: Walt Disney Studios and Motion Pictures
About This Quiz
There's nothing quite like the appearance of man's best friend to make a movie especially memorable. From dog-centric film franchises such as "Lassie," "Beethoven" and "Air Bud," to sweet supporting pups who stole the show (remember Verdell in "As Good as It Gets"? Or Bruiser in "Legally Blonde"?), watching lovable mutts strut their stuff on the silver screen is always a heart-warming treat.
Hollywood legend has it that the first dog to achieve major movie-star status was a pup named Blair, who played a collie named Rover in a 6-minute and 30-second silent film from 1905 entitled “Rescued by Rover." The pooch became such an adored pup that the name Rover — which had been quite uncommon up until that point — became one of the most popular dog names in the United States.
Since that time, we've fallen in love with oh-so-many adorable Hollywood hounds. Toto charmed us in "The Wizard of Oz," Benji became the most beloved stray of the 1970s, and Pixar introduced us to adorable dogs like Bolt and Dug. If you're a film fanatic who knows all of these popular pooches, this is the quiz for you. It's packed with screenshots of some of the most memorable movie mutts of all time. Can you tell us who they are?
Walt Disney Productions
You must know the name of this animated American cocker spaniel. Who is she?
Released in 1955, "Lady and the Tramp" is one of Disney's most beloved animated films. It features the now-iconic spaghetti kiss scene between dainty Lady and the scruffy Tramp, the mutt.
Fox 2000 Pictures, Regency Enterprises, Sunswept Entertainment and Dune Entertainment
Who is this adorable Labrador retreiver?
Starring Jennifer Aniston and Owen Wilson, the movie "Marley & Me" is based on a popular memoir by the same name. When the film was released on Christmas Day in 2008, it set a record for the largest Christmas Day box office gross of all time.
Walt Disney Pictures and Mandeville Films
Who is this charming chihuahua?
Drew Barrymore supplied the voice for Chloe in the first "Beverly Hills Chihuahua" film, which was released in 2008. The movie spawned two direct-to-video sequels, which featured actress Odette Annable as the voice of Chloe.
Northern Lights Entertainment
This sweet St. Bernard is named after a famous composer. Do you recognize him?
Released in 1992, "Beethoven" was the first of many successful films. After "Beethoven's 2nd" came out in 1993, it was followed by six direct-to-video sequels between 2000 and 2011. The movies also inspired an animated TV series.
Universal Pictures and Illumination
Do you know the name of this apartment-dwelling Jack Russell terrier?
"The Secret Life of Pets" was a huge hit when it was released in 2016. The film grossed more than $875.4 million worldwide and became the fifth-highest-grossing movie of 2016. An equally successful sequel came out in 2019.
Walt Disney Pictures and Pixar Animation Studios
Can you name this adorable "Toy Story" dachshund?
Part dog, part Slinky, this stretchy canine has appeared in every installment of the "Toy Story" film franchise. He was voiced by Jim Varney in the first two movies and Blake Clark in "Toy Story 3" and "Toy Story 4."
Mulberry Square Productions
Do you know what this somewhat mangey mixed-breed is named?
The first "Benji" film was released in 1974. Since then, close to a dozen "Benji" sequels and TV specials have been produced, including the 2018 reboot released exclusively on Netflix.
20th Century Fox and Walden Media
What's the name of this notable Berger Picard?
Based on a book by the same name, "Because of Winn-Dixie" was released in 2005. The main human character, Opal, befriends a dog in a Winn-Dixie supermarket, which is how the pup gets his unique name.
Walt Disney Pictures and Walt Disney Animation Studios
What's the name of this adorably animated white shepherd?
This 2008 Disney hit starred the voices of John Travolta as Bolt and Miley Cyrus as his owner, Penny. The movie was a box office hit and earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Animated Feature.
This cute collie was famous in the 1940s. Who was she?
Based on a novel by the same name, "Lassie Comes Home" was released in 1943. The film was a box office hit and spawned six more films that decade. The character of Lassie also has her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Hachiko, LLC, Grand Army Entertainment, LLC, Opperman Viner Chrystyn Entertainment, Scion Films and Inferno Production
What's the name of this sweet Akita?
Starring Richard Gere and Joan Allen, "Hachi: A Dog's Tale" was released in 2009. The movie is based on the real-life story of a Japanese Akita named Hachiko, who kept returning to meet his owner at the train station for nine years after his death (sniff!).
Who is this legendary movie pup?
Perhaps one of the most well-known mutts in movie history, Toto was Dorothy's dog in the 1939 classic, "The Wizard of Oz." Toto was played by a female Cairn terrier named Terry, who appeared in 16 films throughout her career.
Buddy Films, Inc.
Do you know the name of this hoop-shooting golden retriever?
"Air Bud" was released in 1997 and spawned multiple sequels and spin-offs. The dog who played Buddy in the first film, whose real-life name was Air Buddy, was an accomplished canine actor who also starred as Comet on the television sitcom, "Full House."
Walt Disney Studios and Motion Pictures
Do you recognize this animated golden retriever from the beloved Pixar classic "Up"?
Released in 2009, "Up" was a huge hit, earning a box office gross of more than $735 million worldwide. According to the website Boxofficemojo.com, it's the 23rd highest-grossing animated movie of all time. (As of this writing, "Frozen II" was set to move into the 23rd position and surpass "Up.")
20th Century Fox and Regency Enterprises
This adorable Great Dane was the star of a long-running comic strip. What was his name?
Created by Brad Anderson, the Marmaduke comic strip ran from 1954 until the cartoonist's death in 2015. The 2010 movie starred the voices of Owen Wilson as Marmaduke and Emma Stone as Mazie, the Great Dane's best bud.
Amblin Entertainment and Amblimation
Can you tell us the name of this heroic husky?
This 1995 animated film features the voices of Kevin Bacon, Bridget Fonda, Phil Collins and Bob Hoskins. Based on a true story, "Balto" tells the tale of a brave sled dog that risks his life to deliver much-needed medicine to a small Alaska town.
Taft Entertainment and Sunn Classic Pictures
You don't want to mess with this deadly dog. What's his name?
"Cujo" is a 1983 horror movie based on a novel by Stephen King. It's about a rabid St. Bernard that terrorizes a mother and her young son, trapping them in a car and leaving them without access to water or food.
This drooling dog from the 1993 movie "The Sandlot" was also known as The Beast. Can you tell us his given name?
While the lovable character of Hercules was played by two real-life dogs, there were a few scenes in which a puppet had to be used. That puppet reportedly took two people to operate.
Touchstone Pictures and Silver Screen Partners IV
Who is this big-hearted dogue de Bordeaux?
A young Tom Hanks starred alongside this adorable French mastiff in the 1989 buddy-cop comedy "Turner & Hooch." Despite being panned by critics, the movie was a box office success, earning more than $71 million worldwide. It was made for just $13 million.
Walt Disney Productions
This Labrador retriever first appeared on the big screen in 1957. Do you know his name?
"Old Yeller" was based on a 1956 novel of the same name. The live-action Disney drama takes place in the 1860s and follows the adventures of a young boy named Travis and his loyal stray, Old Yeller.
Sullivan Bluth Studios Ireland Ltd., Goldcrest Films and Sweatbox Animation
Do you know the full name of this sly German shepherd?
"All Dogs Go to Heaven" was a modest success when it was first came out in theaters in 1989. When it was released on home video a year later, it found a devoted new audience and became one of the top-selling VHS releases of all time.
Walt Disney Productions
Who is this handsome hound?
This animated Disney tear jerker tells the story of the unlikely friendship between a fox named Tod and a hound dog named Copper. At the time of its release in 1981, "The Fox and the Hound" was the most expensive animated film ever made, costing a whopping $12 million.
Zeta Entertainment, Utopia Pictures, Good Dog Productions and Carl Borack Productions
What's the name of this adorable beagle?
Based on a book by the same name, "Shiloh" was released in 1997 and follows the adventures of an abused beagle who flees his cruel owner. The movie was followed by two sequels "Shiloh 2: Shiloh Season" in 1999 and "Saving Shiloh" in 2006.
Walter Shenson Films
Do you know the name of this enormous Old English sheepdog?
Released in 1973, "Digby, the Biggest Dog in the World" is a British comedy about a furry sheepdog who accidentally drinks an experimental growth serum and grows to enormous proportions as a result.
Do you know the name of this precious little pug?
"The Adventures of Milo and Otis" is a live-action movie following the adventures of an orange tabby (Milo) and a precocious pug (Otis). Originally released in Japan in 1986, Columbia Pictures released an English-language version in the U.S. in 1989.
Walt Disney Pictures and Tim Burton Productions
What's the name of this cute-but-creepy bull terrier?
"Frankenweenie" is a 3D stop-motion Disney movie that was directed by Tim Burton. Released in 2012, it parodies the famous story of "Frankenstein" and features voice acting by Catherine O'Hara, Martin Short and Winona Ryder.
Walt Disney Pictures
Can you tell us what this awesome American bulldog is called?
A remake of a 1963 Walt Disney movie,"Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey" follows the adventures of Chance the dog (voiced by Michael J. Fox) as he makes his way through the Sierra Nevada mountains. It was released in 1993.
Alcon Entertainment and MDS Productions LLC
Do you recognize this Jack Russell terrier?
Released in 2000, "My Dog Skip" takes place in the 1940s and follows the relationship of a young boy (played by Frankie Muniz) and his beloved Jack Russell terrier, Skip. The film also stars Diane Lane, Luke Wilson and Kevin Bacon.
Walt Disney Productions
Can you name this pair of canine best buds?
"The Aristocats" is an old-school animated Disney movie that was released in 1970. Throughout the film, Napoleon, a bloodhound, and Lafayette, a bassett hound, make chasing after cars one of their favorite pastimes.
Do you remember the name of this "dumb dog"?
Released in 1982, the movie "Annie" is based on the Broadway musical by the same name. Sandy is the stray that inspires Annie to sing the song "Dumb Dog," that she then takes in as her own.
Amblin Entertainment and Universal Pictures
Can you tell us the name of this time-traveling movie mutt?
When Doc Emmet Brown sent Einstein one minute into the future in the 1985 hit "Back to the Future," this shaggy sheepdog became the first being to travel through time (in Marty McFly's universe, at least).
Studio Babelsberg, Indian Paintbrush and American Empirical Pictures
Bryan Cranston voiced this sweet pup in "Isle of Dogs." Do you know his name?
Written, produced and directed by Wes Anderson, this 2018 stop-motion-animated film has a star-studded roster of voice actors, including Bill Murray, Edward Norton, Scarlett Johansson and Jeff Goldblum.
Village Roadshow Pictures, Weed Road Pictures, Overbrook Entertainment, Heyday Films and Original Film
This German shepherd had oodles of one-on-one time with Will Smith. What was her name?
Based on a 1950s novel by the same name, "I am Legend" tells the story of a U.S. Army virologist and his trusted pup Samantha (Sam) as they fight to survive in a post-apocalyptic New York City.
This wire-haired fox terrier appeared in dozens of movies in the 1930s but is most famous for his part in "The Thin Man."
The part of Asta in "The Thin Man" was portrayed by an accomplished canine named Skippy, who starred in numerous comedies of the '30s, including "The Awful Truth," "Bringing Up Baby" and "Topper Takes a Trip."
New Line Productions and Dark Horse Entertainment
He was Jim Carrey's loyal companion in the 1994 hit "The Mask." Do you remember his name?
Milo was played by a 5-year-old Jack Russell terrier named Max McCarter. Reportedly, the character of Milo was not originally intended to be a terrier, but the director was so charmed by Max's doggie audition that he ultimately got the part.
TriStar Pictures and Gracie Films
This bushy Brussels griffon appeared in the Oscar-award-winning movie "As Good as It Gets." Do you know his name?
When his owner ends up in the hospital after being attacked during a robbery, Verdell is cared for by the gruff Melvin Udall, played by Jack Nicholson. Melvin forms a deep bond with the pup and has trouble returning him to his owner once he's back on his feet.
Kennedy Miller Productions
What's the name of this sweet border collie from the movie "Babe"?
"Babe" was released in 1995 and grossed more than $254 million at the box office worldwide. It was also nominated for seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Visual Effects.
La Petite Reine, ARP Sélection, Studio 37, La Classe Américaine, France 3 Cinema, U Film, Jouror Productions and JD Prod
He played a dog named Jack in the 2011 film "The Artist," but this Parson Russell terrier became famous in his own right. Do you know his name?
In addition to "The Artist," this accomplished pooch was in the drama "Water for Elephants." He also released a 2012 memoir entitled "Uggie, My Story" (with some help, of course) and won the Palm Dog Award at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival.
Type A Films, Marc Platt Productions and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
This cute chihuahua was Elle Woods' trusted sidekick. What was her name?
Played by an accomplished dog actor named Moonie, Bruiser Woods appeared in both "Legally Blonde" and "Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde." The dog was also present when Reese Witherspoon received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2010.
Can you tell us the name of this crime-fighting canine?
"K-9" was released in 1989 and stars Jim Belushi. It came out three months before "Turner & Hooch," a Tom Hanks cop comedy with a similar plot. The Great Dane in this movie is named for singer Jerry Lee Lewis.
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