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The Incredible Journey

By Danny Brogan, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Classic Disney animal adventure about friendship, courage.

Movie G 1963 80 minutes
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Made in 1963, this heartfelt Disney movie remains a joyous celebration of friendship and courage played through the eyes of a cat and two dogs. This is a movie that transports you to a more innocent time, championing the importance of friendship and looking out for one another. With CGI a decade away from first being seen in a movie, The Incredible Journey is impressively choreographed. The action among the animals often resembles a nature documentary rather than a family movie.

Comparisons will naturally be made to 1993's Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey, which opted to give voices to its furry stars. But by relying on just the natural behavior of the animals, the original arguably sucks you in more than the remake. Some of the acting of the human characters is at times wooden and jars the natural flow of the animal's adventure. But Rex Allen's narration is a soothing accompaniment to a feel-good movie, as told through a Siamese cat, an English bull terrier, and a Labrador retriever.

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