The Incredible Journey

The Incredible Journey

Fletcher Markle (1963)

U Certificate


Our Score
Not only is this easily the best of Disney's true-life adventures, but it's also far superior to the studio's dumbed-down 1993 remake, Homeward Bound: the Incredible Journey. The humans in the cast rather let the side down with some wooden performances, but the animal stars - Syn (as Tao the Siamese cat), Muffey (Bodger the bull terrier) and Rink (Luath the labrador) - are outstanding as the abandoned pets who make their way across 250 miles of treacherous Canadian wilderness to find their owners. Subtly narrated by Rex Allen, the encounters with bears, mountain lions and a disgruntled porcupine make for compelling family viewing.


The owners of a cat and two dogs leave their pets with a friend in a remote area of Canada while they take a holiday abroad. When the minder embarks on a hunting trip, the three animals find themselves unattended and set out on a hazardous journey through the wilderness to get back home. Disney adventure, starring Emile Genest and John Drainie.

Cast & Crew

John Longridge Emile Genest
Professor Jim Hunter John Drainie
Hermit Tommy Tweed
Actor Rex Allen
Mrs Hunter Sandra Scott
Helvi Nurmi Syme Jago
Elizabeth Hunter Marion Finlayson
Peter Hunter Ronald Cohoon
Director Fletcher Markle
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: The Walt Disney Company LtdAvailable on: video and DVD
Children's Drama