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Sat, Mar 6 | By Robin Wallace | 20

As Hollywood stars come out for the Oscars, the year's biggest night of awards, some Academy Award-nominated films have already received a more unique honor: a "Pawscar" from the American Humane Association. "Avatar," "Harry Potter and t… more ›

And the 'Pawscar' Goes to... These A-List Animal Actors
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Emo
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Emo
2 years ago

I know this one is old, but Sandra Bullock FTW! Even her name says "Animals, I love them so much, I had myself named after a young male bull."

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Jillian
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Jillian
4 years ago

fang, or uno, from harry potter certainly has my vote!

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di
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di
4 years ago

glad to know that a few bucks that go into the pic actually help the animal trainers help the animals...no more brutality such as the incident in Las Vegas with the primates.

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Diane H.
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Diane H.
4 years ago

Thankfully, animals in fillms now are pampered and taken care of. Unlike years ago, when horses would be tripped in Westerns to make them fall and so on. It's remarkable what patience and a good trainer can accomplish. Although computer-generated images may replace all of us.

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daryl b.
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daryl b.
4 years ago

when it comes to the animals i hope that the computers do it all

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Bowne
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Bowne
4 years ago

Very interesting article. I'm glad that steps are being taken to ensure the safety of these animals (and humans).

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Denise L.
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Denise L.
4 years ago

I sincerely hope that American Humane has stepped it up after what happened on the set of "Flicka". I know accidents happen, but I think with technology becoming better over the years, we won't have to use animals. I especially worry about bears, horses, apes, elephants, & wild cats.

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Michele Z.
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Michele Z.
4 years ago

I always wondered about the horses falling over in Western movies during battles. The horses clearly DO fall over, and that must put them at risk of injury. So, why are such movies allowed????

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Kris
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Kris
4 years ago

Good point, Michele. I am surprised the AHA allows this.

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daryl b.
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daryl b.
4 years ago

in years past they did not have the no hurting them. if they are still falling it is probably computer generated. at least i hope

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Judi D.
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Judi D.
4 years ago

The horses are trained to fall, believe it or not. In a trained horse fall, you will see the horse's head pulled to the side. Anything else is either a trip or a accident.

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daryl b.
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daryl b.
4 years ago

that is the one thing i like about computers they can do it for the animals

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daryl b.
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daryl b.
4 years ago

the only one of these movies i have seen was the harry potter and i can't believe i missed the neo. it is a dog you cannot miss

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Ches21
4 years ago

This is very interesting I did not know that this award exsited. I will not watch movies or tv shows were animals are harmed. That is just wrong and those people should be put away in jail of course I do watch animal cops but that is diffrent. One movie I watched called Shelter Dogs that was a documentry on dogs in no kill shelters and dogs in shelters that do get put down I thought I would learn something from it but it just really upset me because they put down a cocker spaniel that was adorable they said he was aggressive which is not true when he growled he wagged his tail and the growl was not visous he was just playing and then they kept on sticking a fake hand in his face over and over again for 30-40minutes and he got tired of it so he growled and bit the fake hand I would have done the same thing if I were this dog. He was not visous they were just doing the test's wrong that they had to do I wish I could have saved him from those idiotic people.

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daryl b.
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daryl b.
4 years ago

just how many times do they have to bother the dog before he will finallly srike back. there has to be the right family for this pup. one that will not torment him

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Kris
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Kris
4 years ago

I think most dogs would do the same after 30 - 40 minutes. What a sad story.

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daryl b.
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daryl b.
4 years ago

i think ow animals need to be used in action shots today with computer generation. they should be made to always use it where there is a risk

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Lilyrose
4 years ago

I agree. It would be much safer for everyone involved.

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