The Incredible Journey
Directed by Fletcher Markle
Written by James Algar from a book by Sandra Burnford
Cangary/Walt Disney Productions
First viewing/Amazon Instant
Just what the title promises plus all the cuteness anyone could handle.
A professor is offered a short-term teaching assignment at Oxford and leaves his family’s pets – Bodger, an ancient Bull Terrier; Luath, a Golden Retriever; and Tao, a Siamese cat – with a family friend. Everything goes nicely until the friend goes on a hunting trip and leaves the pets with house sitters. Something about being with strangers awakens a strong instinct in Luath to return home to the professor’s house. The other two follow along. The journey will take them 200 miles over Canada’s wilderness. They have numerous adventures on the way along with encounters with kindly humans.
These are some super talented animal actors and there is plenty to enjoy if you like this sort of thing. I do.