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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A deeply moving story of a remarkable family and a wonderful homely old yellow dog!
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Did You Know?
Was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress, who deemed it "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" in 2019. It was the first live action Disney film with no animated sequences to be preserved. See more
When Rose has her calf and attacks Travis, someone just off screen throws the dog on top of the cow. See more
Travis? If you could just come to like the pup. He's - he's *part* Old Yeller.
Maybe *part* Old Yeller, but he ain't Old Yeller.
UK versions are cut by 9 secs and remove shots of a cow tripping and hitting the ground. See more
Referenced in Studio C: Episode #4.5
Lyrics by Hazel George
(as Gil George)
Music by Oliver Wallace
Sung by Jerome Courtland See more