Friday, March 16, 2018

Dear Abby - Favorite Dog Movies - Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey

Dear Friends,

I'm back to follow up on a previous Favorite Dog Movie.   We chatted about The Incredible Journey (1963) before.  In 1993 Disney remade this movie as Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey.

Like The Incredible Journey, Homeward Bound was based on the novel The Incredible Journey by Sheila Burnford.  Homeward Bound features an American Bulldog (Michael J. Fox), a senior Golden Retriever (Don Ameche), and a Himalayan cat (Sally Fields).  The pets belong to a family with a mother and children.  When their mother remarries and relocates to San Francisco, the pets end up staying with a friend on her ranch.  They decide to go exploring - and find their family, now far away.   The journey is long and dangerous, but they do safely make it home to be reunited with their family and the boy that loves them.


Trivia:

This is one of classic movie actor Don Ameche's final films.

Unlike The Incredible Journey, which relied on narration, the pets actually talk in this movie.

The pet breeds were changed from The Incredible Journey (1963).  In that movie they were a Labrador Retriever, Bull Terrier, and Siamese cat.

Here is the original movie trailer:



Have you seen Homeward Bound?  I would love to hear from you in the comments below.

Love,
Abby xoxoxo

10 comments:

Gluten Free Lady said...

We must have watched this movie 10 times when the kids were younger. We just loved it! Every emotion known to man was brought up in this great film.

Neely said...

Seriously one of myf avorite movies when I was younger. I need to show my son!

foody schmoody said...

I bet my daughter would love this. She loves dog movies.

Rozelyn De Sagun said...

One of my favorite movies as a child. You just inspired me to hunt a copy and watch it with my kids. Now, I miss all the dogs I had growing up.

Scott said...

I haven't seen this one! It came out at a time when I was working too many hours, now that I have free time I need to catch up!

Abby said...

Thanks, friends! I appreciate your comments

Love,
Abby

Tough Cookie Mommy said...

I believe that we did see Homeward Bound because our family has always loved dog movies. When I was a kid, I enjoyed watching the Benji and Lassie movies with my family.

Tough Cookie Mommy said...

I believe that we did see Homeward Bound because our family has always loved dog movies. When I was a kid, I enjoyed watching the Benji and Lassie movies with my family.

CourtneyLynne said...

Omg so many cute dog movies!!! I loved homeward bound when I was a kid! Totally forgot about that movie. I definitely need to watch it with my daughter

Abby said...

Thanks, friends! I really appreciate your comments.

Abby