The list author says: "Tired of your friends making fun of you for watching movies about animals, saying they're for kids? Show them these movies and they'll realize that animals movie can be for adults only."
"one of the few animated animal films that is a drama for adults. There is violence and other controversial themes such as animal testing. The animation is gorgeous. You'd be hard pressed to find another animated dog movie in English where a small dog (who you can hear talking and thinking) accidentally kills a man with a gun and blood splatters everywhere."
"This is one of the first movies to ever use documentary-style footage of animals to make up sequences of an entire fictional story. Not to mention that you won't find another movie with brilliant photography of seagulls who have actors who give them voiceovers in which the seagulls talk about serious philosophical issues such as the meaning of life."
"Decapitated pig head with flies anyone? The only thing that bothers me about this movie is that instead of following the book's political message, it seems like a campaign for PETA about not eating meat, as shown by the pig head in the movie. Somebody needs to remember they're adapting Animal Farm and not Lord of the Flies."