Nim's Island (movie)
Katie Brock makes them sit up and beg

ON the new family adventure film "Nim's Island," which opens in theaters Friday, animal trainer Katie Brock's co-workers included two Australian sea lions, three Australian central bearded dragons, two Australian pelicans, an assortment of lace monitors, Shingleback lizards, camels, goats, dogs and spiders. But since most of these animals were already seasoned film actors, her real job was training 11-year-old actress Abigail Breslin to work with this exotic menagerie. "Abigail was great when it came to taking direction about learning how to train the animals," Brock says. "She was very good and clear with what she wanted when she worked with the...