31 scene-stealing animals in movies and TV (Photos)

Even when the focus of a film or TV show is on its star humans, cameos and small parts by animals often grab attention away from headlining actors. Click through to see our list of scene-stealing animals:

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Billy Crystal's character in the 1991 comedy "City Slickers" adopts a calf and names him Norman. 

Photo Credit : Columbia Pictures 

Once Punxsutawney Phil poked his head above ground, all hell broke loose -- at least in one of the seemingly infinite amount of days Bill Murray endured in the 1993 comedy "Groundhog Day." 

Photo Credit: Columbia Pictures 

The most tweets about the season finale of the HBO crime drama "The Night Of" were focused on the appearance of, yes, the cat.

Photo Credit: HBO

Digby, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel in 2014's "The Interview" proved to be both precious and integral to the film's climactic end. 

Photo Credit: SONY 

Yes, there's an actual goat in the college hazing drama "Goat." Without spoiling it, the animal is at the center of a tragic plot twist that happens toward the end of the film.

Photo Credit: Paramount 

Speaking of goats, there's an evil one featured in 2015 horror movie "The Witch." 

Photo Credit : A24

The cat in "Inside Llewyn Davis" knew no bounds, escaping multiple times and heading off to faraway places. 

Photo Credit: CBS Films

Talking bulldog Mr. Beefy made "Little Nicky" with Adam Sandler a whole lot more fun. 

Photo Credit: New Line Cinema

A walrus stood out in another Adam Sandler movie, "50 First Dates," also starring Drew Barrymore. 

Photo Credit: Columbia Pictures 

The snake in 2000's "Road Trip" got memorably mouthy. 

Photo Credit: Dreamworks Pictures 

The tiger in the bathroom in 2009's "The Hangover" put a night of drunken debauchery among a group of guys over the top. 

Photo Credit: Warner Bros 

Comet the Golden Retriever in "Full House" was pretty handy sometimes. 

Photo Credit: ABC

The bear in "The Revenant" is easily among the most ferocious in cinema history. 

Photo Credit: 20th Century FOX

Lucky the cat took some attention away from the famously smart-mouthed Alf in this 1990s sitcom. 

Photo Credit: NBC

Baxter! The pooch from "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy" was quite the little survivor. 

Photo Credit: Dreamworks Pictures 

Oscar bit Larry David so hard in an episode of "Curb Your Enthusiasm" that he had to go to the doctor -- and have a very uncomfortable conversation about it. 

Photo Credit: HBO

Eddie, the Jack Russell on 1990's sitcom "Frasier" was so popular he made the cover of Entertainment Weekly.  

Photo Credit: NBC

If dogs could win Oscars, Uggie, who played the dog in "The Artist," would have easily earned the film its sixth Academy Award. 

Photo Credit : Warner Bros. 

The kidnapped kitten that was named after a movie star stole some laughs from Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key in the comedy "Keanu." 

Photo Credit: Warner Bros. 

Toto was Dorothy's prized pet in 1939's "The Wizard of Oz." But did you know his real name? It was Terry. 

Photo Credit: MGM

The Lone Ranger wouldn't be right without his trusty steed Silver. 

Photo Credit:ABC

Ferguson is Winston's scene-stealing cat on Fox's "New Girl," starring Zooey Deschanel. 

Photo Credit: FOX

We all know what happens to Marley the Lab at the end of 2008's "Marley & Me."

Photo Credit: 20th Century Fox

Marcel the monkey kept Ross company on "Friends." 

Photo Credit: NBC

Yes, Clint Eastwood acted opposite an orangutan called Clyde in the 1978 adventure comedy "Every Which Way But Loose." 

Photo Credit: Warner Bros

Helen Hunt and Paul Reiser helped make collie mix Murray famous on "Mad About You." 

Photo Credit: NBC

When a guy gets severely downsized in the 1957 sci-fi film "The Incredible Shrinking Man," suddenly a house cat poses imminent danger. 

Photo Credit: Universal

Jack Nicholson won an Oscar for playing a grump who got hoodwinked into caring for a dog named Verdell in "As Good as It Gets" -- also starring Helen Hunt.  

Photo Credit: Tristar pictures 

Orion the cat has an entire missing galaxy hanging from his collar in 1997's "Men in Black," starring Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith.  

Photo Credit: Columbia Pictures

It was the cat in "Breakfast at Tiffany's" that brought the two lovers (played by Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard) together in the end.

Photo Credit Paramount Pictures 

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