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).


  1. Hello i really like the malamute dogs a lot of hair and they are very strong and in all the movies they look like really violent and they are really nice dogs.
    so that is why i name sildenafil to my malamute dog .

  2. Thanks for this, because of you I discovered Nikki, a film about a mal just being a mal and not a wolf, wolf dog or just a background character is rare, I own a malamute that looks just like the young Nikki.

  3. Chris –
    Great, glad it was helpful! Nikki is by far the best Malamute film I've found.