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Netflix Honors Great Animal Sidekicks in Classic Animation

Some of the finest animal sidekicks in all of animation just want to be your friends.

So says this Netflix digital exclusive, where they highlighted some of the best animated animal sidekicks known to pop culture. Some of the honorees include: Bartok the Magnificent (Anastasia), Terk (Tarzan), Muk and Luk (Balto), and Batty Koda (Ferngully).

Yeah, I know, right? They reeeeeeeeeally dug deep for this listing. Though of course it makes sense that they’d choose characters from these movies specifically, as you can catch them all on Netflix this month (and then some, if they don’t get pulled for May). Anyway, I’m going to go watch Balto again because wow I forgot that was a movie that existed. Oh, and Ferngully and really, how good was Anastasia

Who do you think should be on this list?

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