Animals, who doesn't love them? Ok, some people don't, but those people are creeps, and we're not talking about them today.

What we are talking about are those loveable, sometimes four-legged superstars of cinema. They light up the screen and remind us why the world might just be better off if we handed it over to the animals. That's not likely, but movies are an escape and place to dream. It's also where we pine away for Taco Bell to bring back the Tacoburger. That too, is unlikely to happen, mainly because the world is a harsh, unfair place.

Anyway, we hear and read about the lives of Hollywood actors on a daily basis, but what about their animal counterparts? There's no TMZ for animals, yet, but that's probably coming in 2024 unless Entertainment Tonight: Animals beats them to it. Until then, we decided they deserved some attention too and dug up some interesting facts about them:

The dog who played Toto in The Wizard of Oz earned $125 a week For comparision, the Munchkins were reportedly paid $50 a week. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM

NPR

WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO... Hooch TURNER & HOOCH CRACKED.COM Beasley the French Mastiff lived to the age of 14 -. twice the average lifespan of the breed. Henry Winkler, who was originally slated to direct the film, once said he left the project because he got along better with Hooch than I did with Turner

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A herd of sheep BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN CRACKED.COM Director Ang Lee said the groundbreaking sex scenes were nothing compared to the shepherding scenes: No more sheeps. Never again sheeps.

BBC

Marcel the monkey FRIENDS CRACKED.COM Katie the monkey was supposed to be a series regular, but blew her shot by pooping, puking, and eating worms at every opportunity. David Schwimmer famously hated his scene partner: I wish it were dead.

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Eddie from Frasier received more fan mail than any of his human costars Moose the dog also played Skip in 2000's My Dog Skip. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM

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