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The story of Togo, the sled dog who led the 1925 serum run yet was considered by most to be too small and weak to lead such an intense race.


Ericson Core


Tom Flynn (screenplay)
1,080 ( 202)
1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Willem Dafoe ... Leonhard Seppala
Julianne Nicholson ... Constance Seppala
Christopher Heyerdahl ... Mayor George Maynard
Richard Dormer ... Dr. Curtis Welch
Adrien Dorval ... Bill Clark
Madeline Wickins Madeline Wickins ... Sally Burdett
Michael Greyeyes ... Amituk
Nive Nielsen ... Atiqtalik
Nikolai Nikolaeff ... Dan Murphy
Thorbjørn Harr ... Charlie Olsen
Catherine McGregor ... Sarah Foley
Michael McElhatton ... Jafet Lindeberg
Brandon Oakes ... Henry Ivanoff
Paul Piaskowski ... Max Adams
Michael Gaston ... Joe Dexter


The historical film by the American director Ericson Core, which is dedicated to the events of the Great Mercy Race of 1925. The events of the film unfold around the drover Leonhard Seppala and his dog Togo, who went together the longest leg in the relay. Written by Peter-Patrick76 (peter-patrick@mail.com)

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some peril, thematic elements and mild language | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


In 2011, Time Magazine voted Togo "The Most Heroic Animal of All Time". See more »


Even though this takes place in January, in Alaska, as usual, you can't see people's breath. See more »


Leonhard Seppala: Well done, Togo! Well done, all! There will be full bellies and warm beds tonight!
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As a person who dislikes dog related films, I loved this.
24 December 2019 | by iamkeysersoze-13228See all my reviews

Togo is the first win for Disney+ (in terms of movies) Togo is a legitimately great film and such a surprise. It is filled with a lot of heart and backed up by a great performance from Dafoe.

Willem Dafoe is really great here. Delivering one of his better movies. His relationship with the dogs is done in such a really nice and heartfelt way. That's what makes it better than most dog films. It's a really enjoyable film and by the end it is really touching. That's thanks to them using a brilliant music choice of "in the nature of daylight" as well as the bond and development you get between the Dafoe and Togo.

I don't really have any major flaws with it. I think it's a great story especially for not being familiar with the true story. The visual effects aren't always top notch but that's understandable due to being a disney original and a not a cinema film.

Overall it's a really solid film, and genuinely the best dog film, we might have ever had, it might not be overly sad but it has heart and thats more than I can ask for coming from a dog film.

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Release Date:

20 December 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Togo See more »

Filming Locations:

Cochrane, Alberta, Canada See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
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