Shut Out of The Oscars, Hollywood's Four-Legged Stars Get a 'Spot'-Light of Their Own

School Children and "Hollywood's Mayor" Gather To Honor Film Industry's "Top Dogs"


March 2001 (Newstream) -- Hundreds of school children, celebrities, and our favorite furry ones met in Hollywood for the new "Animal Planet Live!" attraction and installation of the Animal Actors Walk of Fame, honoring the most talented and celebrated animals working in the TV and motion picture field. 

"Animal Planet Live!," an animal-friendly show bringing the popular Animal Planet television network's favorite program together with behind-the-scenes movie magic opens simultaneously at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Studios in Florida on April 6, 2001. 

Attendees of the event were Johnny Grant, Hollywood's "Honorary Mayor"; Jeff Corwin, star of Animal Planet's "Jeff Corwin Experience"; Matt Gallant, host of "The Planet's Funniest Animals; and Drs. Robert Taylor and Kevin Fitzgerald, TV's "Emergency Vets"; plus hundreds of school children and quadruped honorees Beethoven the dog, Babe the pig, Mr. Jinx the cat ("Meet The Parents") and Max the dog ("The Grinch").

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