The classic Old Yeller was named all-time favorite family movie by the American Humane Association, which celebrated animal actors with its annual Pawscar Awards on Friday.

The AHA, which monitors and protects more than 100,000 animals working in 1,000 productions each year, traditionally adds three films to its list of all-time favorite animal-inclusive films during the Pawscars. Also included this year were 1989’s Turner and Hooch as favorite animal buddy movie and 2003’s Seabiscuit, favorite animal drama.

Made in 1957, Old Yeller is a “baby boomer classic,” said Paul Dergarabedian, analyst for comScore, a media measurement company. “It’s funny how in the rearview mirror of our collective consciousness, certain movies continue to resonate and stir emotion even 60 years on.”

Competing against Disney’s Old Yeller in national online voting were Dolphin Tale, Babe, Beethoven and Homeward Bound.

Actors Pauley Perrette and Lou Wegner introduced the Pawscars from Perrette’s home. Watch it at www.americanhumane.org.

— Associated Press