Week 9: The Fox and the Hound/ The Adventures of Milo and Otis

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Another Disney animated film, The Fox and the Hound is the story of true friendship and how it can always go beyond our differences to the similarities we share at our core. While Tod and Copper become friends at a young age, the truth of whether or not foxes and hounds are “natural enemies” is used to make a statement about prejudice and society’s role in the hatred of one person by another. The film enjoyed financial success when originally released, though critical response was mixed. A sequel was released in 2006 that went straight to DVD, but the original film never fails to tug at our heartstrings.

The Adventures of Milo and Otis (1986) p11814_d_v8_aa

This is a film that pleases both cat and dog lovers alike. Though it presents us with another unlikely friendship between a cat names Milo and a dog names Otis, the live action aspect makes it fascinating and adorable when the two animals become separated and attempt to find each other once again. The film was originally released in Japan and late had a new narration track added by Dudley Moore for English-speaking audiences.

 

 

 

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“The more people I meet the more I like my dog” – Unknown 

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Week 8: My Dog Skip / Eight Below

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This film has an incredible cast featuring Frankie Muniz, Diane Lane and Kevin Bacon and on an enjoyable plot filled with comedy, drama, and historical significance. The real talent in this movie is the two Jack Russell Terriers (Moose and Enzo, who were actually father and son) they gave their heart into this movie. The movie recouped its $7 million budget on opening weekend and went on to make over $35 million worldwide. Remember your tissues for this one as there are some tear jerking moments.

Eight Below ( 2006)

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Four years after Snow Dogs was released and received generally negative reviews, Buena Vista Pictures released Eight Below. This film is more serious as it centers around a pack of sled dogs that are left behind on a dangerous mission and later rescued by their owner. The cast included Paul Walker, Jason Briggs, and four canine actors who also starred in Snow Dogs. This movies does a great job at incorporating both the human and canine sides of this story to bring it together in the end.

 

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“The more people I meet the more I like my dog” – Unknown 

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Week 7: Lassie Come Home / Frankenweenie

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This was the first of many films starring Pal, a Rough Collie who later took on the stage by the name Lassie. This film is about a boy in Yorkshire, England whose love for one another allows them to find each other against all obstacles. It was a huge success and hit for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Pal and his owner made lucrative career from Lassie’s success, and the dog’s descendants even played the title character in the television series Lassie launched in 1954. Like most movies the original will always be the best.

Frankenweenie (2012)

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One of Tim Burton’s pet projects (pun intended) and based on a short film he created in 1984. Frankenweenie is a Frankenstein story with a twist. A boy resurrects his dog in the style of Victor Frankenstein but winds up having to do so for other kids in the neighborhood which of course, means chaos ensues. This film was nominated for an Oscar for Best Animated Feature Film and had positive feedback and critics from many.

Thanks for reading dog lovers. Have a great week!

“Old dogs, like old shoes, are comfortable. They might be a bit out of shape and a little word around the edges, but they fit well.” – Bonnie Wilcox 

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Week 6: My Dog Tulip / Balto

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“Unable to love each other, the English turn naturally to dogs” This sentiment, penned by late writer J.R Ackerley, is the driving force behind the animated film My Dog Tulip. The film is based on his memoir about adults with its serious subject matter and cast featuring Christopher Plummer, Isabella Rossellini, and Lynn Redgrave. My Dog Tulip is warm and heartfelt and also explores a side of pet ownership that anyone with a dog will recognize with a laugh and a nod.

 

Balto (1995) MV5BMjA4MDQ0Nzc3N15BMl5BanBnXkFtZTYwMTkzODk4._V1_UY1200_CR98,0,630,1200_AL_

Released by Universal Pictures, BALTO is the story of a wolf dog who helps to save children dying of diphtheria during a true event called the Great Race of Mercy (later celebrated with the Iditarod Tail Sled Dog Race). The film did not receive either positive  critical reviews nor was there a big turnout in the box office. Many children remember Balto (myself included) as a real-life hero because of the film, and despite some inaccuracies it has a rather great history lesson.

Thanks for reading dog lovers. Have a great week!

“If your dog doesn’t like someone you probably shouldn’t either ” – Unknown 

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