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The Funniest Movies About Animals 

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Updated April 22, 2020 1.5k votes 294 voters 16.3k views 40 items

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Anyone who owns a pet knows that animals can be hilarious. The funniest comedy movies about animals feature four-legged friends befriending - and maybe getting the best of - their human companions. This is a list of the greatest funny movies about animals including everything from Ace Ventura: Pet Detective to Who Framed Roger Rabbit to Howard the Duck.

What films will you find on this list of animal comedy movies? Christopher Guest and Eugene Levy co-wrote Best in Show, a mockumentary about the participants of a prestigious dog show. Catherine O'Hara, Michael McKean, Parker Posey, Jane Lynch, and more are incredibly funny in the movie. Ratatouille is one of the best animated animal comedies of all time. Eddie Murphy brings his trademark wit to the animal-driven feature Dr. Dolittle. Other good films on this funny animal movies list include Air Bud, Bee Movie, and Turner & Hooch.

Do you have a favorite comedy about animals? Vote the best movies up to the top of this list and please add any good films that are missing.

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Ratatouille is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest Movies About Animals
Peter O'Toole, Janeane Garofalo, Will Arnett

Released: 2007

Directed by: Brad Bird, Jan Pinkava

Ratatouille is a 2007 American computer-animated comedy film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the eighth film produced by Pixar, and was co-written ...more

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The Adventures of Milo a... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest Movies About Animals
Dudley Moore, Shigeru Tsuyugushi

Released: 1986

Directed by: Masanori Hata

The Adventures of Milo and Otis is an Japanese adventure comedy-drama film about two animals, the titular characters, Milo and Otis. The original English version was released on June 27, 1986, ...more

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Hotel for Dogs is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest Movies About Animals
Emma Roberts, Lisa Kudrow, Don Cheadle

Released: 2009

Directed by: Thor Freudenthal

Hotel for Dogs is a 2009 American family comedy film based on the 1971 Lois Duncan novel of the same name. The film, directed by Thor Freudenthal and adapted by Jeff Lowell, Bob Schooley, and ...more

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Garfield: The Movie is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest Movies About Animals
Jennifer Love Hewitt, Bill Murray, Debra Messing

Released: 2004

Directed by: Peter Hewitt

Garfield: The Movie, or simply Garfield, is a 2004 American live-action comedy film directed by Peter Hewitt based on the Jim Davis comic strip of the same name. It stars Breckin Meyer as Jon ...more

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Marmaduke is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest Movies About Animals
Emma Stone, Fergie, Kiefer Sutherland

Released: 2010

Directed by: Tom Dey

Marmaduke is a summer 2010 comedy film based upon long-running comic strip of the same name which features misadventures of Marmaduke, the loveable great dane dog and the family he lives with. ...more

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Alvin and the Chipmunks ... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest Movies About Animals
Jane Lynch, David Cross, Jesse McCartney

Released: 2007

Directed by: Tim Hill

Alvin and the Chipmunks is a 2007 American live-action comedy film directed by Tim Hill. Based on the characters of the same name created by Ross Bagdasarian, Sr., the film stars Jason Lee, ...more

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Bee Movie is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest Movies About Animals
Oprah Winfrey, Sting, Chris Rock

Released: 2007

Directed by: Simon J. Smith, Steve Hickner

Bee Movie is a 2007 American computer animated family comedy film produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by Paramount Pictures. It stars Jerry Seinfeld and Renée Zellweger. Bee ...more

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Nine Lives is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest Movies About Animals
Nine Lives Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Garner, Robbie Amell
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Best in Show is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest Movies About Animals
Jane Lynch, Jennifer Coolidge, Parker Posey

Released: 2000

Directed by: Christopher Guest

Best in Show is a 2000 American improvisational comedy film written and directed by Christopher Guest. The film follows five entrants in a prestigious dog show and focuses on the slightly ...more

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Dunston Checks In is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest Movies About Animals
Faye Dunaway, Jason Alexander, Paul Reubens

Released: 1996

Directed by: Ken Kwapis

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Beverly Hills Chihuahua ... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest Movies About Animals
Drew Barrymore, Jamie Lee Curtis, Piper Perabo

Released: 2008

Directed by: Raja Gosnell

Beverly Hills Chihuahua is a 2008 American adventure comedy film produced by Walt Disney Pictures, the first in the Beverly Hills Chihuaha series. It is directed by Raja Gosnell and was released ...more

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Fantastic Mr. Fox is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest Movies About Animals
George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Bill Murray

Released: 2009

Directed by: Wes Anderson

Fantastic Mr. Fox is a 2009 American stop-motion animated comedy film based on the Roald Dahl children's novel of the same name. The film is about a fox who takes food each night from three mean ...more

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Zookeeper is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest Movies About Animals
Sylvester Stallone, Cher, Adam Sandler

Released: 2011

Directed by: Frank Coraci

Zookeeper is a 2011 American romantic comedy film starring Kevin James and featuring the voices of Nick Nolte, Sylvester Stallone, Adam Sandler, Judd Apatow, Cher, Jon Favreau, and Faizon Love. ...more

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Dog Days is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest Movies About Animals
Dog Days Eva Longoria, Nina Dobrev, Vanessa Hudgens

Released: 2018

Directed by: Ken Marino

Dog Days is a 2018 American comedy-drama film directed by Ken Marino. A group of interconnected people in Los Angeles are brought together by their lovable canine counterparts.
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Ice Age is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest Movies About Animals
Jack Black, Ray Romano, Jane Krakowski

Released: 2002

Directed by: Chris Wedge, Carlos Saldanha

Ice Age is a 2002 American computer-animated comedy adventure film directed by Carlos Saldanha and Chris Wedge from a story by Michael J. Wilson. It was produced by Blue Sky Studios and ...more

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Who Framed Roger Rabbit ... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest Movies About Animals
Kathleen Turner, Christopher Lloyd, Bob Hoskins

Released: 1988

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

Who Framed Roger Rabbit is a 1988 American live-action/animated fantasy-comedy film directed by Robert Zemeckis. The screenplay by Jeffrey Price and Peter S. Seaman is based on Gary K. Wolf's ...more

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Beethoven is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest Movies About Animals
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, David Duchovny, Patricia Heaton

Released: 1992

Directed by: Brian Levant

Beethoven is a 1992 family comedy film, directed by Brian Levant and starring Charles Grodin as George Newton and Bonnie Hunt as Alice Newton. The film is the first in the Beethoven film series. ...more

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Homeward Bound II: Lost ... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest Movies About Animals
Jody added Sally Field, Michael J. Fox, Carla Gugino

Released: 1996

Directed by: David R. Ellis

Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco is the 1996 sequel to the 1993 film Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey. Directed by David R. Ellis, the film features the three animals from the ...more

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Homeward Bound: The Incr... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest Movies About Animals
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Released: 1993

Directed by: Duwayne Dunham

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Scooby-Doo on Zombie Isl... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest Movies About Animals
Jody added Mark Hamill, Frank Welker, Adrienne Barbeau

Released: 1998

Directed by: Jim Stenstrum, Kazumi Fukushima, Hiroshi Aoyama

Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island is a 1998 animated direct-to-video horror-comedy film based on the animated television series Scooby-Doo Saturday morning cartoon franchise. In the film, Scooby-Doo, ...more

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Garfield: A Tail of Two ... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest Movies About Animals
Jody added Jennifer Love Hewitt, Bill Murray, Tim Curry

Released: 2006

Directed by: Tim Hill

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Beethoven's 2nd is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest Movies About Animals
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Released: 1993

Directed by: Rod Daniel

Beethoven's 2nd is a 1993 family film directed by Rod Daniel, and the first sequel to the 1992 film, Beethoven. It starred Charles Grodin, Bonnie Hunt, and Debi Mazar. It is the second of eight ...more

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Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters U... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest Movies About Animals
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Released: 2004

Directed by: Raja Gosnell

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Ace Ventura: Pet Detecti... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest Movies About Animals
Jim Carrey, Courteney Cox, Dan Marino

Released: 1994

Directed by: Tom Shadyac

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Ace Ventura: When Nature... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest Movies About Animals
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Released: 1995

Directed by: Steve Oedekerk

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