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Jake and Jasper: A Ferret Tale (2011)

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A young boy struggling with the death of his mother finds solace with a ferret named Jasper.

Director:

Alison Parker

Writers:

David B. Beleznay (story), Alison Parker (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Connor Stanhope ... Jake Tyler
Falcor the Ferret ... Jasper
Andrew Jackson ... James Tyler
Nina Hagerty Nina Hagerty ... Jesse Tyler
Blu Mankuma ... Principal Whitney
Steven Love ... Davis
Lini Evans ... Mrs. Tyler
Geoffrey Towe Geoffrey Towe ... Bully
Jeremy Papps Jeremy Papps ... Henchman #1
Michael Dowhaniuk Michael Dowhaniuk ... Henchman #2
Jeremy Leroux ... Fireman #1
Thabo Ketshabetswe Thabo Ketshabetswe ... Fireman #2
Andréa Vawda ... Paramedic #1
Kasey Ryne Mazak ... Paramedic #2
Isabelle Bosco Isabelle Bosco ... Kid at School
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Storyline

Struggling to cope with the recent death of his mother, young Jake Tyler retreats from his family and the world at large. After being involved in a violent fight with some older boys at school, he winds up in the principal's office with his father who is told that Jake might benefit from professional help. Unfortunately, Jake's father has been unable to help himself through the loss of his wife. When not neglecting his son and daughter as a result, he's furious with them. Jesse (Jake's sister) is so fed up with her selfish father that she moves out of the house but not without leaving her pet ferret, Jasper, to keep her brother company. Jake & Jasper become fast friends as the two develop a strong bond. Yet just as this companionship seems on the verge of prying Jake from his shell, his father threatens to take Jasper away. With the thought of losing his best pal, Jake decides to run away from home and the two get lost in a nearby forest. Then when darkness falls Jake & Jasper not ... Written by Parker, Alison

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ferret | loss | forest | loneliness | crisis | See All (8) »

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Sometimes All You Need is a Little Friendship.

Genres:

Short | Family | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 November 2011 (Canada) See more »

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Budget:

CAD 19,000 (estimated)
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Stereo

Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The ferret who plays Jasper in this film, Falcor the Ferret, belongs to the director Alison Parker. See more »

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SPECIAL THANKS: "Peanut and Squeek" Andrea Goldthorpe's Fuzzbutts See more »

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Referenced in I Shoot UBCP (2012) See more »

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Lost
Written by Reid Jamieson and Carolyn Victoria Mill
Performed by Reid Jamieson
Produced by Michael Frost
Reid Jamieson Music
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Jake & Jasper
5 February 2012 | by karen-284-537646See all my reviews

The movie was very enjoyable as a mum I shed genuine tears for the young Jake (Connor) I felt his pain through his character and whilst understanding his father's pain I really did want to give 'dad' a severe talking to. Big sis whilst singing to Jake brought the mum out in her, a very emotional movie from the human side. The star was always gonna be Jasper (Falcor)he is now the ambassador for ferret ownership worldwide. His antics had me laughing through my Jake induced tears. Need another movie showing step by step how Jasper (Falcor) was trained. What also made this movie special was involving pet and in particular ferrets to help finance the movie. For most of the contributors like me it is the first time we have done anything like this, what a pleasure to be able to say I helped make this wonderful movie a reality. I only have one negative to report and that is lack of sub titles. I rely on subtitles to help me follow a movie etc. Lack of subtitles means my husband has to tell me what is being said. Although visually I was so impressed with Jake (Connor) that I needed less help than normal :-)


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