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The Incredible Journey
« on: February 26, 2014, 03:28:15 PM »

The Incredible Journey
Year of Release: 1963
Directed By: Fletcher Markle
Starring: Luath, Bodger & Tao also Rex Allen
Genre: Adventure

At last...the best of Sunday night TV is back!  It's the legendary TV show that's been popular with audiences for decades, and the longest running weekly prime-time series in television history.  The winner of numerous awards, including seven Emmys.  It's THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF DISNEY!

Experience an amazing adventure when three ordinary pets take on the majestic Canadian wilderness in oen extraordinary journey!  Finding themselves separated from their owners by 200 miles, the trio sets out on a perilous trek to find their family.  Led by instinct, a young retriever, an old bull terrirer and a self-sufficient Siamese cat face hunger, a dangerous bear, rushing rivers and much more along the way.  These three unlikely friends soldier on, protecting and caring for one another in one of the most incredible journeys ever.  This beloved Disney classic is a daring and inspiring tale, sure to entertain your whole family.

My Thoughts:
I've always enjoyed this film. The book has been a particular favorite of mine since childhood. It's a story of friendship, determination, loyalty and family devotion, and in that the film does not stint. If some great parts were left out (the Ojibwa sequence in the book comes to mind immediately), sacrifices must be made for film adaptation and the film is very faithful - only cutting, never changing. It is also purely an animal story, not a story of animals acting like humans. If it feels a little dated that's your short attention span talking. Like many older films, this one moves at a slower pace, so just sit back, relax and enjoy it. It's beautifully filmed, the animals are charming, and it's a perfect family film.

Bechdel Test: Fail

Overall: 4/5
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