Young Travis Coates is left to take care of the family ranch with his mother and younger brother while his father goes off on a cattle drive in the 1860's. When a yellow mongrel comes for an uninvited stay with the family, Travis reluctantly adopts the dog. After a series of scrapes involving raccoons, snakes, bears, wild hogs and wolves, Travis grows to love and respect Old Yeller, who comes to have a profound effect on the boy's life.
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More than 60 years after its original release, Disney continues to license the name "Disney's Old Yeller" to a dog food manufacturer who uses that as the brand name for their product. See more
The film is set in 1869. However, Travis' gun has a model 1873 Springfield Trapdoor receiver. This rifle fires a cartridge, so Travis has no need for the powder horn around his neck. See more
Papa, you ain't forgetting the horse.
Now Papa, you know I've been aching all over for a good horse to ride. I've told you time and again.
What you're needing more than a horse is a good dog.
Yes sir, but what I'm wanting most is a horse.
Alright, you act a man's part and I'll bring you a man's horse.
UK versions are cut by 9 secs and remove shots of a cow tripping and hitting the ground. See more
Lyrics by Hazel George
(as Gil George)
Music by Oliver Wallace
Sung by Jerome Courtland See more