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Earliest I can think is of is BBC news reader Kenneth Kendall reading the news in 2001: A Space Odyssey in 1968:
The first movie that I saw specifically addressing this theme was "Colossus: The Forbin Project". It was made (or at least released) in 1970.
Metropolis, 1927. There definitely wasn't any other movie like it that was well known at the time
Rescued by Rover (1905) (IMDB entry) stars Blair, Cecil Hepworth's dog. The British silent short is about a dog who leads its master to a kidnapped baby. The Wikipedia entry on Jean, the Vitagraph dog (the second canine film star), claims Blair as the first. Whether there's an earlier animal star, though, I couldn't tell you.
I'm providing a second answer since A Dog's Love arguably has two main characters, one of whom is human. Your Obedient Servant, 1917 This was the first film adaptation of the novel Black Beauty, whose central protagonist is a horse. It was a silent, black-and-white film. Bambi, 1942 This must be one of the most iconic and famous films with an animal ...
I cant say whether this movie is the first, but definitely old. A Dog's Love (1914) IMDB link of this movie Source for this answer: wikipedia NOTE:If you are not satisfied with this answer, do go through the wiki source link I have provided. This might give you some insights.
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