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The Best Animal Movies and TV Shows on CBS All Access

The Best Animal Movies and TV Shows on CBS All Access

Finding a good Animal movie and TV show to watch can be hard, so we've ranked the best ones and included where to watch them. Check out our list of the best Animal movies and TV shows of all time streaming on CBS All Access.

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1. The Penguins of Madagascar

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7.6/10
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66/100
Year: 2009-2021Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 3
Comedy, Family

What it's about: The Penguins of Madagascar is an American CGI animated television series airing on Nickelodeon. It stars nine characters from the DreamWorks Animation animated film Madagascar: The penguins Skipper, Kowalski, Private, and Rico; the lemurs King Julien, Maurice, and Mort; and Mason and Phil the chimpanzees. Characters new to the series include Marlene the otter and a zookeeper named Alice. It is the first Nicktoon produced with DreamWorks Animation. A pilot episode, "Gone in a Flash", aired as part of "Superstuffed Nicktoons Weekend" on November 29, 2008, and The Penguins of Madagascar became a regular series on March 28, 2009. The series premiere drew 6.1 million viewers, setting a new record as the most-watched premiere.Although the series occasionally alludes to the rest of the franchise, The Penguins of Madagascar does not take place at a precise time within it. McGrath, who is also the co-creator of the film characters, has said that the series takes place "not specifically before or after the movie, I just wanted them all back at the zoo. I think of it as taking place in a parallel universe."

Where to Watch: 16 episodes (10%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu & Paramount+). 70 episodes (45%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 3 services (Google Play, Vudu & YouTube).

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2. The Ren & Stimpy Show

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Year: 1991-2021Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 5
Comedy, Family

What it's about: Ren and Stimpy are a mismatch made in animation heaven with nothing in common but a life-long friendship and an incredible knack for getting into trouble. Join them in their bizarre and gross world for some outlandish situations coupled with hilarious jokes.

Where to Watch: 34 episodes (35%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Paramount+). 38 episodes (40%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 2 services (Google Play & YouTube).

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3. Peter Rabbit

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Year: 2013-2021Rated: TV-GSeasons: 4
Animation, Family

What it's about: Nickelodeon brings treasured literary icon Peter Rabbit to life with the new CG-animated preschool series, Peter Rabbit. The series is a fresh re-imagining of the popular Beatrix Potter children’s books based on Peter Rabbit. Peter Rabbit features educational goals that encourage preschoolers to learn problem-solving and interpersonal skills, self-efficacy, resilience, positive re-framing and fostering an interest in and respect for nature.

Where to Watch: 50 episodes (39%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Paramount+). 65 episodes (51%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Prime Video & 2 others).

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4. The Angry Beavers

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Year: 1997-2021Rated: TV-GSeasons: 5
Comedy, Family

What it's about: The Angry Beavers is an American animated television series created by Mitch Schauer for the Nickelodeon channel. The series revolves around Daggett and Norbert Beaver, two young beaver brothers who have left their home to become bachelors in the forest near the fictional Wayouttatown, Oregon. The show premiered in the United States on April 19, 1997. The show started airing on the Nickelodeon Canada channel when it launched on November 2, 2009. The series aired on The '90s Are All That block on TeenNick in the US on October 7, 2011 as part of the block's U Pick with Stick line-up. The series was also up for a U Pick with Stick showdown on The '90s Are All That for the weekend of February 3, 2012, but lost to Rocko's Modern Life and did not air. The series was added to the Sunday line-up on The '90s Are All That on TeenNick, and aired from February 10, 2013, to March 3, 2013. The series returned to The '90s Are All That on TeenNick on March 25, 2013, but has since left the line-up again. The series is also currently being released on DVD.

Where to Watch: 63 episodes (48%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Philo, fuboTV & Paramount+). 43 episodes (33%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Prime Video & Vudu).

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5. Sabrina, the Teenage Witch

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Year: 1996-2021Rated: TV-GSeasons: 7
Comedy, Family

What it's about: On her sixteenth birthday, Sabrina Spellman discovers she has magical powers. She lives with her 600-year-old aunts Hilda and Zelda as well as talking cat Salem in the fictional town of Westbridge, Massachusetts.

Where to Watch: 163 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu & Paramount+). 163 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $0.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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6. Frasier

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Year: 1993-2021Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 11
Animation, Comedy

What it's about: After many years spent at the “Cheers” bar, Frasier moves back home to Seattle to work as a radio psychiatrist after his policeman father gets shot in the hip on duty.

Where to Watch: 5 episodes (2%) are available to watch free online (Peacock). 264 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu, Peacock Premium & Paramount+). 264 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $0.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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7. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

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Released: 1984Rated: PG
Drama, Action & Adventure

What it's about: After arriving in India, Indiana Jones is asked by a desperate village to find a mystical stone. He agrees – and stumbles upon a secret cult plotting a terrible plan in the catacombs of an ancient palace.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Paramount+) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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8. Mimic

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64/100
Released: 1997Rated: R
Horror, Science-Fiction

What it's about: A disease carried by common cockroaches is killing Manhattan children. In an effort to stop the epidemic an entomologist, Susan Tyler, creates a mutant breed of insect that secretes a fluid to kill the roaches. This mutant breed was engineered to die after one generation, but three years later Susan finds out that the species has survived and evolved into a large, gruesome monster that can mimic human form.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Paramount+) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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9. Polar Bear Town

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33/100
Year: 2015-2021Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 2
Documentary, Action & Adventure

What it's about: A half-hour documentary series set in a unique Arctic town with true northern exposure that provides a front-row seat for some of the closest human-bear encounters ever seen on television.

Where to Watch: 9 episodes (60%) are available to stream on a subscription service (fuboTV, Smithsonian Earth & Paramount+). 9 episodes (60%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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10. Epic Yellowstone

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Year: 2019-2021Seasons: 1
Documentary

What it's about: Bill Pullman introduces and narrates this four-part documentary on the world's first national park, Yellowstone.

Where to Watch: 4 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (fuboTV & Paramount+). 4 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 3 services (Google Play, Vudu & YouTube).

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11. The Wild Thornberrys Movie

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58/100
Released: 2002Rated: PG
Animation, Comedy

What it's about: Eliza and Debbie are two sisters who don't always get along. But their relationship is put to the test when Debbie's life is in danger, and Eliza might have to give up her power to talk to animals....

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Paramount+) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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12. To Catch a Thief

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71/100
Released: 1955Rated: PG
Mystery, Thriller

What it's about: An ex-thief is accused of enacting a new crime spree, so to clear his name he sets off to catch the new thief, who’s imitating his signature style.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PlutoTV), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Kanopy & Paramount+) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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13. The Ghost and the Darkness

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Released: 1996Rated: R
Drama, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Sir Robert Beaumont is behind schedule on a railroad in Africa. Enlisting noted engineer John Henry Patterson to right the ship, Beaumont expects results. Everything seems great until the crew discovers the mutilated corpse of the project's foreman, seemingly killed by a lion. After several more attacks, Patterson calls in famed hunter Charles Remington, who has finally met his match in the bloodthirsty lions.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Plex & Crackle), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, fuboTV & Paramount+) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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14. The Faculty

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68/100
Released: 1998Rated: R
Horror, Science-Fiction

What it's about: When some very creepy things start happening around school, the kids at Herrington High make a chilling discovery that confirms their worst suspicions: their teachers really are from another planet!

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PlutoTV), stream on a subscription service (Paramount+) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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15. Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

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71/100
Released: 1986Rated: PG
Science-Fiction, Comedy

What it's about: Fugitives of the Federation for their daring rescue of Spock from the doomed Genesis Planet, Admiral Kirk (William Shatner) and his crew begin their journey home to face justice for their actions. But as they near Earth, they find it at the mercy of a mysterious alien presence whose signals are slowly destroying the planet. In a desperate attempt to answer the call of the probe, Kirk and his crew race back to the late twentieth century. However they soon find the world they once knew to be more alien than anything they've encountered in the far reaches of the galaxy!

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PlutoTV), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Paramount+) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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16. Crocodile Dundee II

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Released: 1988Rated: PG
Action & Adventure, Comedy

What it's about: Australian outback expert protects his New York love from gangsters who've followed her down under.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, fuboTV & Paramount+) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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17. Dragonslayer

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Released: 1981Rated: PG
Fantasy, Action & Adventure

What it's about: The sorcerer and his apprentice Galen are on a mission to kill an evil dragon in order to save the King’s daughter from being sacrificed in accordance to a pact that the King himself made with the dragon to protect his kingdom. A fantasy film from Disney Studios that exhausted all possible visual effects of the time.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Paramount+) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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18. Top Secret!

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Released: 1984Rated: PG
Action & Adventure, Comedy

What it's about: Popular and dashing American singer Nick Rivers travels to East Germany to perform in a music festival. When he loses his heart to the gorgeous Hillary Flammond, he finds himself caught up in an underground resistance movement. Rivers joins forces with Agent Cedric and Flammond to attempt the rescue of her father, Dr. Paul, from the Germans, who have captured the scientist in hopes of coercing him into building a new naval mine.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PlutoTV), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Paramount+) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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19. Prêt-à-Porter

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Released: 1994Rated: R
Drama, Comedy

What it's about: Paris Fashion Week draws the usual bunch of people; designers, reporters, models, magazine editors, photographers. Follows the various storylines of these characters, centering around a murder investigation of a prominent fashion figure. Features an all-star cast.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Paramount+) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 3 services (Google Play, Microsoft & Vudu).

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20. Prophecy

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51/100
Released: 1979Rated: PG
Horror, Science-Fiction

What it's about: A Savage beast, grown to monstrous size and driven mad by toxic wastes that are poisoning the waters, spreads terror and death on a Maine countryside.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Paramount+) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Prime Video & 2 others).

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21. Hatari!

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Released: 1962
Comedy, Action & Adventure

What it's about: A group of men trap wild animals in Africa and sell them to zoos. Will the arrival of a female wildlife photographer change their ways?

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Kanopy & Paramount+) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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22. Arctic Tale

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Released: 2007Rated: G
Family, Documentary

What it's about: Arctic Tale is a 2007 documentary film from the National Geographic Society about the life cycle of a walrus and her calf, and a polar bear and her cubs, in a similar vein to the 2005 hit production March of the Penguins, also from National Geographic.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PlutoTV), stream on a subscription service (Kanopy & Paramount+) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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23. Laws of the Lizard

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Released: 2017Rated: PG
Family, Documentary

What it's about: Few creatures have revealed as many biological secrets about the workings of life on Earth as the backyard lizard known as the anole. Join biologists Neil Losin and Nate Dappen on their yearlong examination of this humble but fascinating creature and its remarkable powers of adaptation. It's a whirlwind journey that takes us from Caribbean rainforests to high-tech labs to the city of Miami, leading to incredible discoveries about the laws of the lizard.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (fuboTV, Smithsonian Earth & Paramount+).

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24. Black Beauty

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Released: 1971Rated: G
Family, Drama

What it's about: Anna Sewell's classic 1877 novel beautifully comes to life in this family drama set in England. Told from the point of view of Black Beauty himself, the story sheds light on the details surrounding the colt's birth and his perception of humans (he has various owners throughout his life). While some owners are compassionate -- none more than Joe Evans (Mark Lester), the boy who first owns the colt.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Paramount+) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Prime Video & Vudu).

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25. Cave Crocs of Gabon

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31/100
Released: 2018
Animation, Documentary

What it's about: A caving expedition recently discovered a community of dwarf crocodiles living in the Abanda Caves, Gabon. The crocs are living in pitch darkness, hunt bats and some have bright-orange skin. Part of the original team returns to find out more about this bizarre phenomenon. It's mission impossible to access the crocs world and there's no way of knowing what they might find.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (fuboTV & Paramount+) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 3 services (Google Play, Prime Video & Vudu).

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26. Dean Spanley

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71/100
Released: 2008Rated: PG
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: Set in Edwardian England where upper lips are always stiff and men from the Colonies are not entirely to be trusted, Fisk Senior has little time or affection for his son, but when the pair visit an eccentric Indian, they start a strange journey that eventually allows the old man to find his heart.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Paramount+) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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27. Castro's Secret Reef

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36/100
Released: 2016Rated: PG
Animation, Documentary

What it's about: Cuba's enforced isolation has resulted in the unlikeliest of marine reserves: a huge, rambling archipelago known as Jardines de la Reina, or "Gardens of the Queen." Stretching around 140 miles along the southern coast of Cuba, it's one of the longest barrier reef systems in the world. Get an up-close look at Fidel Castro's diving playground, a forgotten ocean paradise unseen for half a century, and witness exotic species rarely seen elsewhere in the region. It's the lost jewel of the Caribbean, but how long can this pristine wilderness survive?

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (fuboTV, Smithsonian Earth & Paramount+).

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28. Gorillas of Gabon

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36/100
Released: 2019
Animation, Documentary

What it's about: A race is on to save Gabon’s Moukalaba-Doudou National Park and the silverback gorillas that call it home. Once, this area was protected by a thriving oil industry, but now, big companies are moving out and the logging industry is poised to move in. Ecotourism could be the only way to prevent the trees of this rainforest from coming down, but a team of conservationists needs to make the gorillas of Gabon tolerant of humans first. Follow them as they get up-close with the gorillas, study their moves, and journey to war-torn Central African Republic to learn the secrets of successful gorilla habituation.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (fuboTV, Smithsonian Earth & Paramount+) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 3 services (Google Play, Prime Video & FandangoNOW).

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29. The Leopard Rocks

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Released: 2018
Drama, Documentary

What it's about: The documentary “The Leopard Rocks” accompanies Neelam, a female leopard, as she fights for the lives of her offspring, and provides a fascinating insight into the lives and adventures of one of the world's most interesting big cat species in a unique, unusual environment.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (fuboTV & Paramount+) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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30. How To Clone A Woolly Mammoth

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Released: 2014
Drama, Documentary

What it's about: The Siberian discovery of the best-preserved woolly mammoth on record has teams of experts working around the globe, and around the clock, on some of the most ambitious projects in science. In Russia, paleontologists are conducting a historic autopsy on the 40,000-year-old beast to find out how it lived, and how it died. Meanwhile labs in South Korea and at Harvard University are using the latest advances in DNA manipulation in hopes of cloning the furry giant and introducing it to the modern world.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (fuboTV, Smithsonian Earth & Paramount+).

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31. Islands of Creation

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Released: 2015Rated: G
Family, Documentary

What it's about: In the jungles of the Solomon Islands, a remote archipelago in the South Pacific, a biologist is attempting to do something Charles Darwin and Ernst Mayr never accomplished: catch evolution in the act of creating new species. Albert Uy is on the verge of an amazing discovery in the Solomon Islands, but there's a threat looming on the horizon. The islands' resources are being exploited, putting all local wildlife at risk. It's a race against time to gather the evidence necessary to prove the existence of a new species before it's lost forever.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (fuboTV, Smithsonian Earth & Paramount+).

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