Animals in Movies: Great Screen Animals

Best Movie Animals:

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

From the moment that a Border Collie named Jean wandered onto a silent film studio in 1908 and became the world’s first four-legged movie star, Hollywood’s love affair with animals was set in motion.

But with the advent of CGI, today’s beastly actors are more apt to pick up a machine gun and lead an assault than snuggle on their masters’ laps. Case in point: the nunchuck-wielding Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

As the fifth entry in the TMNT franchise blasts into theaters August 8, here are 12 of the most ass-kicking critters in recent cinema.