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9 unfairly typecast animals

Becoming typecast is a huge concern for an actor. Unless you have the mesmeric versatility of, say, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, William H Macy or Danny Dyer, the fear of being landed in the same role over and over again is a constant threat.

The same goes in the animal kingdom. While multi-faceted creatures such as dogs are allowed to portray characters as varied as Scooby Doo, Beethoven and Brian Griffin, many of their four-legged friends are unfairly pigeon-holed and only ever sent one kind of script. Here, we examine the most unfortunate victims of this lazy cinematic prejudice.

(Images: Rex Features, All Star, YouTube)

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