Animal Stars: Behind the Scenes with Your Favorite Animal Actors

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Love watching animals on TV and in the movies? Here’s a chance to go behind the scenes with some of your favorite animal actors, thanks to a special new book, Animal Stars: Behind the Scenes with Your Favorite Animal Actors.

From Mr. Popper’s Penguins to Snakes on a Plane, Crookshanks in Harry Potter and the werewolves in True Blood, the book covers stories about some of the best known and most beloved critters in modern film and television. It’s written in partnership with the American Humane Association and their No Animals Were Harmed staff, who go on set to protect over 100,000 animal actors every year to ensure their safety at work.

In addition to getting the inside scoop on how animals and their trainers work together to create convincing performances and amazing stunts, you’ll also enjoy heartwarming rags to riches stories of rescue animals who became celebrities, plus learn some pro tips that you can use with your own pets. The book includes dozens of quotes and endorsements from celebs such as Steven Spielberg, Scarlett Johansson, and Julia Roberts.

As if all that isn’t enough reason to grab a copy or three, a portion of the proceeds from book sales will also aid the American Humane Association. A collection of feel good animal stories that does good for animals, too…the perfect gift for every animal lover on your holiday list!

Visit to buy the book, available in both Hardcover and Kindle editions.

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Five (5) lucky winners will each receive a copy of the book to keep or give as a gift to your favorite animal lover! Enter below, choosing as few or as many options as you wish. The giveaway is open to US residents, age 18+ and ends 11/12. Good luck everybody!!!

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  1. I liked Bear the dog that played Dreyfuss on the old show Empty Nest.

  2. Laurie Nykaza says

    We always watched Lassie as a child.

  3. Melissa Hartley says

    I always thought the Taco Bell dog was cute as well as Spuds McKenzie from the beer commercials 🙂 Oh, also liked Beethoven the St. Bernard from the movies.

  4. I’ve always been a big fan of Beethoven and the Air Bud puppies

  5. Linda Szymoniak says

    From my childhood I have great memories of Lassie.  I guess Lassie would be my favorite TV/movie animal. 

  6. Linda Szymoniak says

    From my childhood I have great memories of Lassie.  I guess Lassie would be my favorite TV/movie animal. 

  7. sandy weinstein says

    i love eddie, from frazier, soooo cute…

  8. Linda Bradshaw says

    Benji was our favorite one.  I watched it with my sisters.  Linda Bradshaw , teachinmomma123abc at yahoo dot com.

  9. jeanette sheets says

    has to be lassie 

  10. sandy weinstein says

    tirgger jr, b/c i knew the man that trained him…he and his wife were in the rr rodeo, his wife was a trick rider and he was the clown that got the bulls and horses away from the cowboys…he trained several horses that were on tv…

  11. Lee Mckoen says

    I would have to say lassie

  12. Theresa Spaid says

    When I was young I never missed and episod of “My Friend Flicka” so gotta say Flicka was my favorite.

  13. I’m old-school. I loved Lassie!

  14. I loved Murray on Mad About You, Buck on Married With Children, Eddie on Frasier…loved Snoopy and Scooby Doo. Basically any dog or animal on TV! 🙂

  15. Lassie from the movies; Hobbes from cartoons.

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