- Supporter in '11
- Thanks for the Memories
Have to say, though, that Doolittle was a far cry from the English guy who travelled the world learning the languages of the animals. Liked the book better.
I like the original better than the recent versions, but I have to say it was pretty corny! I loved it as a kid and it´s been years since I saw it. I had relatives who lived near the picturesque village of Castlecombe in England, where the musical was filmed. I haven´t been in those parts in many years, I wonder if it´s changed much.
I think animals in movies are generally treated much better now than say ten years ago. Certainly the amount of training that goes into preparing an animal such as a dog or cat for screen work makes it a valuable investment, which often seems to be the criteria many people use for giving animals good treatment. I don´t know about animal "extras" though - rats teeming through subway tunnels, horses in battlefield scenes etc. I suspect they are not treated so well. I know there is some legislation concerning conditions and treatment of performing animals, but I really haven´t a clue how far it goes or how it´s enforced. Do Animal Care and Control officers observe on the set?
LynnK -- I think there are several Lyn or Lynns on the board. I´m a Lyn. I do like the one "n" I was gifted with more than the two "n" version. We Lyn´s have to be snobbish about something (everybody seems to misspell it).