Talking Pets In Movies

Tuesday, November 8 by Stephen Pomposello

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If you're looking to find some of the most memorable talking pets in movies, this collection will definitely point you in the right direction. Throughout the history of family cinema talking pets have played an iconic role in entertainment. Over the past decades there have been many talking pets in movies, both released direct-to-video and straight to the silver screen itself. Some are heroes like Chance from "Homeward Bound," some are sidekicks like Donkey from "Shrek" and some are even villains like Mr. Tinkle in "Cats & Dogs."

Chance from "Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey" Perhaps one of the most memorable talking pets in movies, Chance is an American bulldog who finds himself on a cross-country journey with fellow pets Shadow, a Golden Retriever, and Sassy, a Himalayan cat, in "Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey." Chance also serves as the narrator of the story, whose voiceover is done magnificently by Michael J. Fox.

Rodney from "Dr. Dolittle" Voiced by Chris Rock, Rodney is a Guinea Pig in "Dr. Dolittle." He plays one of the many pets in the movie who tries to convince Dolittle to accept his special ability. Chris Rock's voice gives this talking pet a comedic edge, thus making him one of the best talking pets in movies.

Mr. Tinkle from "Cats & Dogs" Voiced over by Sean Hayes, Mr. Tinkle is a white Persian cat who plays the villain in "Cats & Dogs." Mr. Tinkle sets out to take over the world with plans to make mankind allergic to his own best friend: dogs. Mr. Tinkle is perhaps one of the greatest talking pets in movies.

Donkey from "Shrek" Voiced by Eddie Murphy (an interesting role reversal, being that Eddie Murphy played the doctor who could hear animals talk in Dr. Dolittle), Donkey is a talking donkey who acts as Shrek's sidekick as well as the comic relief throughout the "Shrek" franchise.

Alvin, Theodore and Simon from "Alvin and the Chipmunks" Justin Long, Matthew Gray Gubler and Jesse McCartney provide the voices of the titular chipmunks in this film adaptation, which sees this trio of talking pets entering into the entertainment business, allowing them to sing lots of annoying songs.