We all look back fondly on the creatures from our favourite family films – but was asking your parents for a pet alien really a good idea?
Most children wanted a collie dog after watching Lassie, but some of the more outlandish creatures we fell in love with now seem like the stuff of nightmares.
A nine ton predator? A reincarnated parent? Pippa Day looks back at seven weird movie friends that should never be let near kids.