6.6/10
338
8 user 2 critic

Rascal (1969)

A comedy filled with tenderness as a baby raccoon snuggles his way into the life of a lonely boy. He becomes the boy's only companion during his father's frequent absences. Because of ... See full summary »

Director:

Norman Tokar

Writers:

Harold Swanton (screenplay), Sterling North (book)
Reviews

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Prime Video

ON DISC

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Family | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Lord Southmere escapes from China with a microfilm of the formula for the mysterious "Lotus X", and is captured by Chinese spies who have been instructed to retrieve the microfilm from him.... See full summary »

Director: Robert Stevenson
Stars: Peter Ustinov, Helen Hayes, Derek Nimmo
Family | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Frederick Bolton has to solve two problems. First, his boss has instructed him to come up with a reasonable campaign to promote a new product, a stomach pill named "Aspercel" - by tomorrow.... See full summary »

Director: Norman Tokar
Stars: Dean Jones, Diane Baker, Lloyd Bochner
Old Yeller (1957)
Adventure | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A teenage boy grows to love a stray yellow dog while helping his mother and younger brother run their Texas homestead while their father is away on a cattle drive. First thought to be good-for-nothing mutt, Old Yeller is soon beloved by all.

Director: Robert Stevenson
Stars: Dorothy McGuire, Fess Parker, Tommy Kirk
Freaky Friday (1976)
Comedy | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A mother and daughter find their personalities switched and have to live each other's lives on one strange Friday.

Director: Gary Nelson
Stars: Barbara Harris, Jodie Foster, John Astin
Adventure | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

In 1907, four explorers discover a lost colony of Vikings in the Arctic.

Director: Robert Stevenson
Stars: David Hartman, Donald Sinden, Jacques Marin
Family | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Actor Jack Albany, who plays gangsters on TV, is mistaken for notorious hit-man Ace, and is hired by mob boss Leo Smooth to pull a heist, but Jack must find a way out of it.

Director: Jerry Paris
Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Edward G. Robinson, Dorothy Provine
Adventure | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

In 19th century England, young Mary Grant and her brother, Robert, embark on a dangerous quest to find their missing father, a sea captain who vanished somewhere along the Chilean coast.

Director: Robert Stevenson
Stars: Hayley Mills, Maurice Chevalier, George Sanders
Comedy | Family | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A college professor invents an anti-gravity substance which a corrupt businessman wants for himself.

Director: Robert Stevenson
Stars: Fred MacMurray, Nancy Olson, Keenan Wynn
Pollyanna (1960)
Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A young girl comes to an embittered town and confronts its attitude with her determination to see the best in life.

Director: David Swift
Stars: Jane Wyman, Hayley Mills, Richard Egan
The Boatniks (1970)
Family | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Young and awkward, US coast guard ensign, Thomas Garland suffers from constant comparison with his late father, a war hero. Thomas falls for pretty Kate Fairchild, a young woman who runs a ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Tokar
Stars: Robert Morse, Stefanie Powers, Phil Silvers
Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

When a cougar raised by a group of loggers in the Pacific Northwest reverts to its natural instincts, the consequence could threaten its life.

Director: Winston Hibler
Stars: Ron Brown, Brian Russell, Linda Wallace
Certificate: Passed Animation | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

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, Hamilton Luske
Stars: Burl Ives, Beulah Bondi, Bobby Driscoll
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Steve Forrest ... Willard North
Bill Mumy ... Sterling North
Pamela Toll Pamela Toll ... Theo North
Elsa Lanchester ... Mrs. Satterfield
Henry Jones ... Garth Shadwick
Bettye Ackerman ... Miss Whalen
Jonathan Daly Jonathan Daly ... Rev. Thurman
John Fiedler ... Cy Jenkins
Richard Erdman ... Walt Dabbett
Herbert Anderson ... Mr. Pringle
Robert Emhardt ... Constable
Steve Carlson Steve Carlson ... Norman Bradshaw
Walter Pidgeon ... Sterling North (voice)
Edit

Storyline

A comedy filled with tenderness as a baby raccoon snuggles his way into the life of a lonely boy. He becomes the boy's only companion during his father's frequent absences. Because of Rascal, both father and son realize their responsibility to each other. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

He'll fracture your funnybone while he steals your heart! See more »

Genres:

Drama | Family

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 June 1969 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ein Frechdachs im Maisbeet See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Walt Disney Productions See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Their were actually several Racoons; since they were nocturnal animals they were kept in a dark corner whenever they weren't working. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Wild Honey (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

Summer Sweet
Written by Bob Russell (as Bobby Russell)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Disney doing what they did best.
19 October 2000 | by SanDiegoSee all my reviews

The year was 1969 and everything was groovy. Even Disney released "The Love Bug" which became the biggest domestic hit of that year. Squashed into uniplexes somewhere between "The Love Bug" and "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" kids were treated to a quiet little bit of Americana called "Rascal." About as Disney as you can get, "Rascal" is the story about a boy and his raccoon. We've seen it before and after, a boy domesticates a wild animal, animal causes mischief, neighbors blame for every mishap in the area, and by the end of the film the boy must release the animal back into the wild. No computer generated whales, talking pigs, or alien visitors, just the Disney crew doing what they did best. Disney has made a ton of these and they work. "Rascal" is one of the best. Considering the Sterling North classic novel is still popular and in print I wonder why it hasn't been released on video and/or remade. At the time of this writing odds of seeing this film at all are very rare and that is a shame considering the inferior product being released direct-to-video for kids today. Considering the Disney label it would seem this would be ripe for a release on video. Add to that the cult following of star Bill Mumy ("Lost in Space," "Babylon 5") and you have a winner.


11 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 8 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed