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From Elephants in Overalls to Monkeys in Denim: A Brief History of Movie Animal Fashion

The Hangover: Part II (out tomorrow) has not had a lot of critics praising its originality. (Well, not a lot of critics praising it, period.) It reprises the familiar formula of four dudes, an unknown city, a Mike Tyson tattoo, and screaming; however, the sequel does introduce one all-new element to the franchise that just might be enough to make us go see Part II in spite of the reviews: a monkey in a jean vest — drug-running monkey in a jean vest, no less. Whose enjoyment of a movie has not automatically been heightened by the presence of a clothed animal? Seals in tuxes, apes in Hawaiian shirts, dogs with sweaters: They make you feel as warm inside as these bundled-up animals are on the outside. And so, inspired by Crystal the smoking Hangover monkey, we now honor the great moments in movie and television animal fashion. Enjoy!

From Elephants in Overalls to Monkeys in Denim: A Brief History of Movie Animal Fashion