Three pets (Chance, a young dog unfamiliar with the world; Shadow, an aging, wise dog; and Sassy, a snobby cat) are left behind when their family goes on vacation. Unsure of what happened, the animals set out on a quest to find their family. This journey across America is very dangerous and the animals risk never seeing their masters again. The group of pets travel across forested mountains and areas of wide-open countryside, while their family searches for them in the same areas.
In the classic tradition of Walt Disney Pictures comes a story about courage, adventure and friendship.
Did You Know?
Although the film is a remake of the 1963 version The Incredible Journey
(1963) and based on Sheila Burnford
's novel of the same name, the main characters' names and breeds have been changed. In the film, Chance is a young, exuberant American Bulldog, while in the novel, his name is Luath and he is a Labrador Retriever. In the film, Shadow is a wise, old Golden Retriever, while in the novel, his name is Bodger, and he is a Bull Terrier. The film has a female Himalayan cat named Sassy, while the novel has a male Siamese cat named Tao. See more
When the animals are escaping the farm by jumping fence, Chance knocks over a garbage can. The next scene, the can is upright and Chance uses it to help the escape. See more
My name is Chance. I know, it sounds odd, but most names do if you think about it long enough... maybe even yours. I was abandoned when I was very young. I lived on the streets scrounging for food sleeping wherever I could; that seemed like fun at first, but pretty soon, it landed me behind bars. But I don't like to talk about that; let's talk about after that... when I got my second chance... and my name. You see, this family came along, and I guess you can say they rescued me, ...
There is a scene in the TV version of Peter washing off Chance after he eats the cake and before he vomits. See more
Referenced in The Lion King
Written by Ross Bagdasarian See more