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Nikki, Wild Dog of the North (1961)

Approved  |   |  Family, Adventure  |  12 July 1961 (USA)
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The rugged Canadian wilderness is the backdrop to this story of a dog separated from his owner.

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Complete credited cast:
Jean Coutu ...
Andre Dupas
Émile Genest ...
Jacques Lebeau (as Emile Genest)
Uriel Luft ...
Makoki
Robert Rivard ...
Nikki ...
Herself
Jacques Fauteux ...
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Mogens Brandt ...
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A family film about Nikki, a half-wolf, half-dog raised in the Yukon during the gold rush era. After being separated from her master, Nikki must fend for herself amidst bears, the harsh Yukon weather, and a trapper who wants her skin. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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An unsurpassed wilderness adventure of three strange friends...a rugged man, a huge bear, and NIKKI - fighting king of a majestic breed!

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An entertaining nature film with a story
13 April 2000 | by (Columbia, SC) – See all my reviews

One thing can be said about Disney in the 50s and 60s, and that is it put out some great films with animal stars, from the True-Life Adventure series to "Old Yeller" and others. This film combines a True-Life filmmaking approach with a good adventure story, and the result is entertaining family fare. The Malamute and the bear cub are adorable! Both adventure and nature commentary are shown, combined with gorgeous on-location photography (filmed in Canada) and a nice music score.


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