Animal Court (1998–2000)

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The famous Judge Wapner and his trusted sidekick Rusty presided over real court cases that related to or involved animals. The animals, everything from horses to monkeys, were almost always in the courtroom with the defendants.

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Joseph A. Wapner ...
 Himself - the Judge (unknown episodes)


Continuing in their legal work from "The People's Court", Judge Joseph Wapner and his long-time bailiff Rusty return to handle disputes involving pets and their owners. Frequently, the animals were the better behaved participants as their owners squawked and squabbled over what they thought was right until the good Judge gave his verdict. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <>

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9 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was a big fan of both Judge Wapner and Rusty, and was delighted to see the team in action again on Animal Court. However, as much as I enjoyed this duo again after their departure from The People's Court, I found this new series lacking in tone and substance. It was interesting learning some of the laws pertaining to animals, and watching how different animals behaved on the show, but a tad silly at times. I admit to being disappointed I never got to watch the case on worms mentioned in the introduction to each show, and surprised at the number of cases involving horses that were aired. I found myself wondering why Judge Wapner had gone into this venture, and was not upset when the series ended.

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