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The Call of the Wild

also known as “A vadon hívó szava,” “Call of the Wild - Når villdyret våkner,” “Erämaan kutsu,” See more »
MPA Rating: PG-Rating (MPA) for some violence, peril, thematic elements and mild language.

Check back later for review coming from contributor Blake Wilson by Feb 24

not reviewed
Moviemaking Quality:

Primary Audience:
• Adults • Young-Adults • Teens
Genre:
Adventure Drama Adaptation
Length:
1 hr. 45 min.
Year of Release:
2020
USA Release:
February 21, 2020 (wide release)
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Relevant Issues

The sin of stealing someone’s pet dog

Life in the Alaskan Yukon during the Gold Rush

Gold in the Bible

The love of money / greed

Love between a man and his dog

Working dogs / sled dog life

Experienced woodsmen

People who are unprepared and unsuited to life in the winter wilderness of Alaska

A dog adapting to its new life—from being a pampered pet to a lead sled dog and eventually a feral dog living with wolves

ORIGIN OF BAD THINGS—Why are they in our world if a good God created us? Answer

Did God make the world the way it is now? What kind of world would you create? Answer

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Featuring: Harrison FordJohn Thornton
Karen GillanMercedes
Cara GeeFrançoise
Dan StevensHal
Bradley WhitfordJudge Miller
Jean Louisa KellyKatie Miller
Wes BrownMountie
Omar SyPerrault
Terry NotaryBuck
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Director: Chris Sanders
Producer: 3 Arts Entertainment
Twentieth Century Fox Animation
Twentieth Century Fox
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Distributor: Distributor: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. Trademark logo.
20th Century Studios, a division of The Walt Disney Company

Here’s what the distributor says about their film: “Adapted from the beloved literary classic, THE CALL OF THE WILD vividly brings to the screen the story of Buck, a big-hearted dog whose blissful domestic life is turned upside down when he is suddenly uprooted [stolen] from his California home and transplanted to the exotic wilds of the Alaskan Yukon during the Gold Rush of the 1890s. As the newest rookie on a mail delivery dog sled team—and later its leader—Buck experiences the adventure of a lifetime, ultimately finding his true place in the world and becoming his own master.

As a live-action/animation hybrid, THE CALL OF THE WILD employs cutting edge visual effects and animation technology in order to render the animals in the film as fully photorealistic—and emotionally authentic—characters.”

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Editor’s Note: In the Jack London novel, Buck is half St. Bernard (giving him size) and half Scotch collie (a medium-sized herding dog similar to a border collie or Australian shepherd, with perked or half-flopped ears). This film adaptation is reportedly the first to correctly portray Buck’s mixed-breed heritage.

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