Brits Love Lassie


New research from ODEON  has today revealed the top 20 big screen animals Brits would most want as their household pets, with much-loved Lassie coming out on top.

The infamous long-haired pooch was followed closely by Nemo the Fish (18 per cent). Top Cat edged into third place (14 per cent), with lovable deer Bambi, and Lady from Disney classic Lady and the Tramp falling into fourth and fifth place respectively.

Hollywood hounds dominated the leader board, with a whopping five big screen dogs making it into the top 10 including Tramp from Lady and the Tramp, Beethoven, Marley from Marley & Me, and Lucky from 101 Dalmatians.

The poll celebrates a year of classic animal-themed blockbusters including Ice Age: Collision Course, Kung Fu Panda 3, Finding Dory – which have seen some much-loved family favourites returning to the big screen, as well as The Secret Life of Pets, which saw new animated characters stealing the hearts of the nation.

Fans can continue to enjoy other animal-themed films this year, including Storks, a Warner Bros. animated family comedy. Set to be released in ODEON cinemas nationwide from 14th October, the film stars Adam Samberg, Jennifer Aniston and Ty Burrell and focuses on a group of ‘Storks’ who try to deliver a new-born baby to its parents.



1.       Lassie the Dog (Lassie)

2.       Nemo the Fish (Finding Nemo)

3.       Top Cat the Cat (Top Cat)

4.       Bambi the Deer (Bambi)

5.       Lady the Dog (Lady and the Tramp)

6.       Winnie the Pooh (The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh)

7.       Tramp the Dog (Lady and the Tramp)

8.       Marley the Dog (Marley & Me)

9.       Beethoven the Dog (Beethoven)

10.     Dory the Fish (Finding Dory)

11.     Baloo the Bear (Jungle Book)

12.     Sid the Sloth (Ice Age)

13.     Black Beauty the Horse (Black Beauty)

14.     Simba the Lion (Lion King)

15.     Dumbo the Elephant (Dumbo)

16.     Stuart Little the Mouse (Stuart Little)

17.     Lucky the Dalmatian (101 Dalmatians)

18.     Babe the Pig (Babe)

19.     Po the Panda (Kung Fu Panda)

20.     Kermit the Frog (The Muppets)

Andy Edge, Commercial Director at ODEON, said: “This year alone has seen a huge number of on-screen animals, real or imagined, steal hearts across the UK. What better time than World Animal Month to celebrate the celebrate our best loved, animal icons from popular classics and new film hits.”