Toni lives with her father, writer Matthew Martin, in the Sequoia forests of California. While walking, she finds and brings home, a small puma which she calls 'Gato' and a young fawn, ... See full summary »
Toni lives with her father, writer Matthew Martin, in the Sequoia forests of California. While walking, she finds and brings home, a small puma which she calls 'Gato' and a young fawn, called 'Malibu'. The three become friends which violates the normal rules of nature. After a few years, Toni and her dad leave and Gato and Malibu are returned to the wild. They do their animal things, but the two are still friendly. When Toni and Matthew return, they find that logging and hunting have decimated the animals in the area. They also find that their neighbor, Bergman, who has trapped animals for years, is now leading hunting parties and kills even the fawns. It is up to Gato and Malibu if they are to survive. Written by
Tony Fontana <firstname.lastname@example.org>
This movie is a real treasure form my childhood. I remember watching it as the morning movie on San Francisco's Channel 7 while curled up next to my mother when I was about 4 r 5. To this day I think my love for wild animals and sense of loyalty stem from this movie. The theme I hold most dear from the movie is that natural enemies can become friends when both are nurtured with love. I think this movie's message is more timely now than ever before.
This movie reminds me of how man gems have been made in Hollywood only to be lost with the passage of time. Maybe Channel 7 still has a print. It is worth contacting them to ask.
Also, my wife is from Japan and has not had the chance to see Sequoia so I hope it becomes available on DVD so I can share it with her.
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