The List: 3 silver-screen animals we love
A very short list of animals who captured our hearts at the movies.
The canine star of the Oscar-winning 2011 silent film “The Artist” was this handsome Jack Russell terrier, who experienced a burst of subsequent fame upon the film’s opening. Now in semiretirement, he released his memoirs “Uggie: My Story” in 2012, enjoyed the World Cup and occasionally tweets (at @uggie_theartist).
Tigger, Jerry and Daryl
The names don’t ring a bell? Try “Ulysses.” A trio of orange tabbies played the cat at the center of 2013’s “Inside Llewyn Davis,” and each reportedly had a specialty: Tigger was the holding cat, Jerry the action cat and Daryl was “the laid-back dude who could be put in hairier situations,” trainer Dawn Barkan told New York Magazine last year.
Puss in Boots
Well, yes, he’s digital. But this kitty, the title role in the 2011 animated “Shrek” spinoff, speaks in the silken tones of Antonio Banderas, dances a wonderfully slinky tango, and does that “big sad kitty eyes” thing (at which my own cat is also a master) whenever he wants something. Practically purr-fect.
Moira Macdonald, Seattle Times movie critic