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Buddy

The movie Buddy was based on the book Animals Are My Hobby.

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Movie details for Buddy

The movie was released in 1997 and directed by Caroline Thompson, who also directed Black Beauty (1994). Buddy was produced by Sony Pictures. More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com and also IMDb.

Actors on this movie include Rene Russo, Robbie Coltrane, Alan Cumming, Irma P. Hall, Peter Elliott (II), Mak Wilson, Lynn Robertson Bruce, Mark Sealey, Robert Tygner, Michelan Sisti, Peter Hurst (II), Leif Tilden, Star Townsend, Paul Reubens, John Aylward, Mimi Kennedy, Jon Simmons, Kathleen Klein, Russell Young and Frank Collison.

 

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Based on the life of Gertrude Lintz, a Long Island socialite who kept an amazing menagerie of animals on her estate, this very able film by Caroline Thompson (Black Beauty) concentrates on Lintz's relationship with a gorilla named Buddy, whom she raised f... Read More
Based on the life of Gertrude Lintz, a Long Island socialite who kept an amazing menagerie of animals on her estate, this very able film by Caroline Thompson (Black Beauty) concentrates on Lintz's relationship with a gorilla named Buddy, whom she raised from infancy on. The film is geared toward kids, but in the very best sense as Thompson orchestrates some very entertaining sequences without cutting corners on logic, the way most forms of children's entertainment do today. Rene Russo is very good as the eccentric woman, and Robbie Coltrane is uncharacteristically warm and fuzzy as her patient husband. Nice support work from Alan Cumming and the rest of the cast. Thompson is aiming for something akin to the live-action glory days of Disney, and she comes close to achieving it. --Tom Keogh

Book details for Animals Are My Hobby

Animals Are My Hobby was written by Gertrude Davies Lintz. The book was published in 1942 by Museum Press Limited. More information on the book is available on Amazon.com.

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