16 Ways Disney Movies Turned You Into An Animal Lover

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Disney movies are an integral part of most American children's formative years — so it's no wonder that they shape the adult humans we become. We owe a big thank you to Walt Disney and his successors for turning us into forever animal lovers.

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Here are 16 ways Disney movies turned us all into animal lovers for life.

1. They taught us that literally any animal is basically a dog if you love it enough.

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2. They showed us that any two animals can be best friends, no matter how different they are and that’s aspirational AF.

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3. Every animal in Disney movies is smart and emotionally complex, which shaped the way we looked at our own pets from basically the moment we could crawl.

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4. They taught us how important it is to adopt.

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5. We learned all about animal cruelty and how much we hated it and that everyone who hates animals looks like this on the inside:

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6. We learned that animated cuteness is almost as good as IRL cuteness.

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7. They showed us how talented animals can be.

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8. We also learned about true love thanks to Disney animals.

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9. Disney animals taught us that it’s okay to cry in public.

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10. And that animals getting hurt will ALWAYS make us cry.

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11. They also showed us that animals are probably better at running a society than we are.

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12. They taught us that even the smallest animals can be mighty.

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13. And smart. Animals can be VERY smart.

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14. Disney showed us that animal sidekicks can really come in handy.

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15. Sometimes animals are literally your magical guardian (and even if they’re not really they can feel like it IRL).

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16. And even if there’s no magic involved, a pet is always your best friend.

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