Saturday, November 30, 2019

Pets on Sets on TCM in December

Kim Novak and Pyewacket from
Bell, Book and Candle
On Wednesdays this December, Turner Classic Movies has a real treat for animal lovers. They have a group of movies highlighting Pets on Sets. That is, every Wednesday TCM is showing movies featuring animals. On December 4 they are showing films starting dogs, including Lassie Come Home (1943) and Adventures of Rusty (1945). On December 11 they are showing movies featuring cats and horses, including Bell, Book and Candle (1958), Harry and Tonto (1974), and The Black Stallion (1979). On December 18 they are showing movies featuring various animals, including The Yearling (1946) and Flipper (1963). Finally, Christmas night sees a return to movies with dogs, starting with The Thin Man (1934).

Not only will TCM be showing movies featuring animals on Wednesdays in December, but the movies will be co-hosted by such celebrity animals as the dog Cruiser (who has appeared on the TV show Stranger Things), the cat Ziva (who appeared in Spider-Man: Homecoming), and the mini-horse Lark. Also on hand will be Carol and Ted Tresan, the owners and operators of Animal Casting Atlanta, which trains animal actors. 

I am sure many TCM fans who are also pet guardians will want to share this news with their pets. I shared it with my cat Malcolm Reynolds, although he commented that there are far too many movies with dogs and not enough with cats. He pointed out that they could also show Rhubarb (1951) and Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961), both starring the most famous feline star of them all, Orangey. Of course, keep in mind Malcolm does not like dogs and is very proud to be a cat. At any rate, I think humans who love animals won't have any complaints about TCM's selections of movies for Pets on Sets!


Caftan Woman said...

Greetings to Malcolm. He must be champing at the bit for Wednesdays on TCM.

Our two overlords are Beatrice, who is rather jaded about such things, and Rosie who always sits in my spot when it's movie time.

Pets on Screen will be a most pleasant spotlight and a grand way to gather folks together to share the holidays.

Unknown said...

More cats please 😻

TatiNYC said...

What movie has the squirrel shown in the previews?

Terence Towles Canote said...

That's probably The Great Rupert.