Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Best Dog Movie: You Voted for Homeward Bound!

Airing in 1993, Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey features the dangerous adventure of three pets, as they journey into the rocky, mountainous wilderness to find their owners.

Chance, a rambunctious and young American Bulldog, Shadow, an older Golden Retriever, and Sassy, a snobby Himalayan cat are left behind as their human family members go on vacation. Thinking they were abandoned and fearing for the welfare of their owners, the trio boldly decides to save them.

They encounter and struggle with the fury of nature, including bears, mountain lions, and the wrath of roaring rivers, which almost drowns Sassy.

In one of the sadder scenes of the film, old Shadow falls through old boards and badly hurts his leg. He tries to climb out but gives up and says he is too old. He refuses to move and encourages the others to leave him.

Chance and Sassy finally reunite with their owners, including a very happy and relieved young boy, Peter. But when Peter looks around for Shadow, he is nowhere to be seen. Then to make for a truly happy ending, Shadow is found limping over the hill to rejoin his family that is now complete.

Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey is a remake of the 1963 film The Incredible Journey, which was based on a book by Sheila Burnford.

You can watch the full movie for free on Youtube here or own your own copy for $15 here.

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