Man's Best Frenemy: J.R. Ackerley, voiced by Christopher Plummer, was a misfit loner who -- after getting fed up with his German shepherd's improper attachment to his trouser leg -- set out to find a species-appropriate mate for his pet. New Yorker Films hide caption

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Jonathan Franzen is also the author of The Corrections: A Novel and The Discomfort Zone, a memoir. Greg Martin hide caption

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Jane Lynch with the Emmy she won for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy as Sue Sylvester on Glee. Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images North America hide caption

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