Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Daily Reel - The Incredible Journey (1963)

Based on the classic children’s novel by Sheila Burnford, The Incredible Journey tells the story of three pets, a Labrador Retriever, a Bull Terrier, and a Siamese, who travel hundreds of miles across the Canadian wilderness, hoping to return home to their family.

A massive animal production with little screen time from humans, the film was remade by Disney in 1993 as Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey.

The animal cast in the original film was managed by one of Hollywood’s most prolific trainers of the 1960s and the go-to trainer for dozens of Disney films, William Koehler. Koehler later wrote a book on his experiences working with the studio: The Wonderful World of Disney Animals.

 Produced by Walt Disney, Cangary


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