Toby Tyler (1959)

Genres - Action, Adventure, Children's/Family  |   Sub-Genres - Animal Picture, Childhood Drama  |   Run Time - 93 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - G
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Child star Kevin "Moochie" Cocoran shares his top billing with a chimp, Mr. Stubbs, in this story about a forlorn lad who runs away from his foster parents believing he is unloved. Little Toby and his pet chimp leave home and end up at the circus as an oily yet comic Harry Tupper (Bob Sweeney), in charge of a concessions stand, takes them under his wing. Between the circus acts and friendly performers, as well as the antics of Mr. Stubbs and Harry himself, there is plenty to amuse viewers of any age. Sure enough, Toby manages to come to the rescue of the circus when it most needs help, and because this is a Disney film, those foster parents are certain to discover his whereabouts.

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runaway [from home], boy, chimpanzee, carnival, friendship, animal, coming-of-age