We just finished re-watching “The Incredible Journey” on Hallmark Channel. If you’ve never had the pleasure, or have forgotten about the movie, as I had, it is one old chestnut worth renting.
It features a beautiful yellow lab and his trusty sidekicks, an old bull terrier and a Siamese cat. When their family travels overseas, they go to live with the children’s godfather, 200 miles away. The godfather decides to go on a hunting trip and leaves the animals outside for his housekeeper to bring in when she arrives a few hours later, but the animals have another idea.
They decide to head for their family’s home, located across some beautiful countryside and a very cold mountain range. If the plot sounds familiar, it was later remade under the name of “Homeward Bound”, but the original is extraordinary.
I won’t ruin the ending for you, except to say that the plot follows the format of every other Disney movie ever made. It’s a worthwhile movie to see, if only for the beautiful scenery and the wonderful dogs. Definitely would be great for your kids or for the kid in you.
Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!