Community·Posted on Sep 2, 202117 Animal Films That May Have Been Flops In The '90s, But Are Actually Pretty GoodThe '90s was peak time for films featuring animals.by will_doyleCommunity ContributorApproved and edited by BuzzFeed Community TeamFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. Paulie (1998) Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Mutual Films Released in 1998, Paulie is a talking parrot who won't shut up and whose main goal in life is to be reunited with his original owner, Marie. 2. Buddy (1997) (c)Columbia Pictures / courtesy Everett Collection No, this is not an origin story on Buddy the Elf, but a film about an animal lover who brings a baby gorilla home to stay with her and all her other pets. It's noted as being the first feature film to be produced by Jim Henson Pictures. 3. Andre (1994) Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Paramount Pictures Released around the same time as Free Willy and Flipper, Andre often gets overlooked when it comes to films about sea creatures. 4. Gordy (1994) Disney When you wanted to see Babe at the cinema, but mom says we have Babe at home. 5. Fly Away Home (1996) Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Sony Pictures Despite its disturbing opening sequence which has stuck with me through the years, it's a heartwarming tale about ducks trying to fly home. It also features a young Anna Paquin. 6. Antz (1998) Dreamwork Pictures / Everett Collection An underrated animated feature which features an odd scene where the Antz are marching off to fight in a war. 7. Dunston Checks In (1996) ©20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved./Courtesy Everett Collection An orangutan is let loose in a Hotel in America. Chaos ensues. Bonus points if you recognized the child actor in the photo as the kid from The Santa Clause. 8. Balto (1995) Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Universal Pictures Kevin Bacon voices Balto, a wolf-dog hybrid who's tasked with going on a mission across Alaska to fetch medicine which can stop a deadly epidemic from occurring. Quite topical for these times we live in today. 9. Fluke (1995) Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer A film about a dog who, believing he's been reincarnated, gets brief flashes of his other life as a human and goes in search of answers. Kinda like Jack Frost, but it's about a dog, not a snowman. 10. All Dogs Go to Heaven 2 (1996) Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF MGM/UA Family Entertainment Yep, an animated kids film about the death of our beloved canine pets was so successful when released on home media that a second was greenlit and released. 11. Cats Don't Dance (1997) Warner Bros A cat sets its heart on Hollywood stardom, but finds there isn't much demand for musical moggies. If only Tom Hooper had watched this before going onto direct the major box office flop Cats. 12. An American Tail: Fievel Goes West (1991) Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Universal Pictures A sequel to the 1986 An American Tail, the film is noted for being James Stewart's final film role. The film was panned for a lack of perceived innovation, however, once it released on home media it gained a huge cult following. 13. Once Upon a Forest (1993) Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF 20th Century Fox Four woodland animals go on an expedition through a forest to cure a friend that has been poisoned by chemical fumes. It was a box office bomb at the time, but the film's environmental subject matter is perhaps more relevant today than ever before. 14. The Swan Princess (1994) Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Tristar Pictures The film is based on the ballet Swan Lake, though it didn't dance its way to the top of the box office chart as it became a box office bomb. 15. Bingo (1991) Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Tristar Pictures An escaped circus dog teams up with a young boy. They soon become good friends; skateboarding, playing pinball, and doing homework together (I kid you not). 16. Rock-A-Doodle (1991) Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Samuel Goldwyn Company Country music legend Glen Campbell voices a rooster who leaves his farm to become a rock star in the big city. Enough said. 17. Into the West (1992) (c)Miramax Films / courtesy Everett Collection An Irish drama about a magical horse called Tír na nÓg. The film was well received and holds a 77% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.