The Incredible Journey (1963)

Genres - Adventure, Children's/Family  |   Sub-Genres - Animal Picture, Family-Oriented Adventure  |   Release Date - Nov 20, 1963 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 80 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - G
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Filmed in Canada as a joint project involving Walt Disney studios and Calgary Ltd., The Incredible Journey stars a cat named Tao and two dogs named Bodger and Luath. When their family goes on vacation, the animals are left in charge of family friend Emile Genest. Genest goes off to hunt for a couple of days, but fails to inform the animals of this; as a result, Tao, Bodger and Luath embark upon a 250 mile journey to be reunited with their owners. Superbly photographed and cleverly assembled, Incredible Journey strikes a happy medium between its fictional plotline and Disney's "True Life Adventure" approach to the animal scenes. The film would be remade in 1993 as Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey.

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animal, journey, on-the-road, pets, reunion, survivor, wilderness