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So Dear to My Heart (1948)

Passed | | Animation, Drama, Family | 19 January 1949 (USA)
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This heartwarming classic tells the tale of a country boy who adopts a mischevious black lamb and learns valuable lessons about love and dedication.

Directors:

Harold D. Schuster (as Harold Schuster), Hamilton Luske

Writers:

John Tucker Battle (screenplay), Maurice Rapf (adaptation) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Burl Ives ... Uncle Hiram Douglas
Beulah Bondi ... Granny Kincaid
Bobby Driscoll ... Jeremiah 'Jerry' Kincaid
Luana Patten ... Tildy
Harry Carey ... Head Judge at County Fair
Raymond Bond Raymond Bond ... Pete Grundy - Storekeeper
Walter Soderling ... Grampa Meeker
Matt Willis ... Mr. Burns - Horse Trainer
Spelman B. Collins Spelman B. Collins ... Judge
John Beal ... Jeremiah as an Adult - Narrator (voice)
Ken Carson ... Voice of Wise Old Owl (voice)
Bob Haymes Bob Haymes ... Singer Bob Haymes (voice)
Jud Conlon's Rhythmaires Jud Conlon's Rhythmaires ... Vocal Ensemble (voice) (as The Rhythmaires)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Danny Danny ... Baby Lamb / Ram
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This heartwarming classic tells the tale of a country boy who adopts a mischevious black lamb and learns valuable lessons about love and dedication.

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Taglines:

A Walt Disney Country Fair, Filled with Music, Laughter, Drama! (1964 re-release) See more »


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 January 1949 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tão Perto do Coração See more »

Filming Locations:

Porterville, California, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Walt Disney Productions See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Most of the filming took place in 1946, but the film was not released until early in 1949; Harry Carey had been dead for more than a year by the time the film was eventually released. See more »

Connections

Edited into The Magical World of Disney: Monsters of the Deep (1955) See more »

Soundtracks

So Dear to My Heart
(uncredited)
Written by Irving Taylor and Ticker Freeman
Sung by John Beal
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It's dear to my heart...
12 February 2004 | by MovieAddict2016See all my reviews

Enjoyable Disney romp about a young boy who dreams of aquiring his own lamb--and even draws cartoon images of one--and then finally gets one, only to find out that they're much harder to take care of than he had ever dreamed. Touching, sweet, sappy, corny, and more often than not quite likable, this Disney classic will entertain your entire family and leave you feeling happy. It ain't great but it's decent enough. (I've owned a copy for years, and that says something.)

****/*****


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