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Nikki, Wild Dog of the North (1961)

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

Complete credited cast:
... Andre Dupas
... Jacques Lebeau (as Emile Genest)
Uriel Luft ... Makoki
... Durante
Nikki ... Herself
Jacques Fauteux ... Narrator
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mogens Brandt ... (Danish narrator)
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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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Only the Strong Could Answer the Call of an Untamed Land! See more »

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All French-Canadian actors did dub themselves in the French version. No explanation if it was done either in Disney studios in Los Angeles, in Montreal's "Syncro-Québec" studio or SPS studio in Paris, France. See more »


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Un Canadien errant
Composed by Antoine Gérin-Lajoie
Performed by Jean Coutu
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Great for kids.
18 October 2001 | by See all my reviews

I watched "Nikki" (1961) and "Benji the Hunted" (1987) back-to-back today, and since there are not enough things to say about those two films in two separate reviews, it's better to compare them in one. They have very similar storylines (a dog tries to survive in the wilderness) and they are both primarily aimed at kids, but the quality levels differ: "Nikki" (**1/2) is a simple, straightforward, adventurous, well-made Disney tale, while "Benji the Hunted" (*1/2) is a sleep-inducing one. Voice-over narration is often regarded as an annoying gimmick, but the narrator in "Nikki" has a very pleasant voice and agreeable material to work with, while "Benji" omits the narration entirely and replaces it with an obtrusive, often inappropriate music score. In short, "Nikki" is much better.


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