Monday, November 30, 2009

Reel Dogs Freeze-Frames 7

A mixed breed mourns her master in the
Canadian film Snowcake (2006).

A Rottweiler shows off a leather mask in the
French film Brotherhood of a the Wolf (2001).

And a Siberian Husky plays a wolf in the
Euro wester, The Call of the Wild (1972).

Thursday, November 26, 2009


Whether they're appearing in a theater near you, or curled on your own couch, thanks to dogs everywhere, and through all time.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Malamute Movies

The Alaskan Malamute does not have a reputation for being a trick dog, but when they do get a film role, they always stand out. Here's a list of some Malamute movies fans of the breed may enjoy.

Pictured: Lobby card from Nikki, Wild Dog of the North, probably the best Malamute movie ever made, from author's collection. Copyright Walt Disney Pictures, 1961.

Antarctica a.k.a. Nankyoku monogatari (1983)
Eight Below (2006)
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
Iron Will (1994)
Kayla a.k.a. Kayla: A Cry in the Wilderness (1999)
The Lost Boys (1987)
Nikki, Wild Dog of the North a.k.a. Nomads of the North (1961)
On Deadly Ground (1994)
The Thing From Another World (1951)
White Fang 2: Myth of the While Wolf (1994)

Also, a famous Malamute mix was Jed, star of The Thing (1982), The Journey of Natty Gann (1985), and White Fang (1991).

Malamutes of TV include the ones from Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (1993), White Fang (1993), and The Call of the Wild (2000).

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Reel Dogs Freeze-Frames 6

A smiling mixed breed in The Robin Hood Gang (1997).

This Chihuahua in Belle of the Yukon (1944)
looks more like a toy than a real dog.

A White German Shepherd Dog makes the
whole story of The Beastmaster (1982) possible.