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eaglesleddogs

USA
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Posted - 01/03/2008 :  8:36:20 PM  Show Profile  Visit eaglesleddogs's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Just signed up for netflix and we're in for a cold spell so I was wondering if anyone could recommend any good kid-friendly sled dog movies? The Disney snow dog thing is a bit old and tired. Anyone know of some good movies based in Alaska? REAL movies about real people and dogs that might be available on Netflix? -thanks

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lucas

USA
136 Posts

Posted - 01/03/2008 :  9:04:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Did you see Iron Will? You can get documentarys of Ididarod at there store on line.
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Lachlan

USA
47 Posts

Posted - 01/03/2008 :  9:57:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
There's a whole long list in the Books/Video section. You must find DVDs of Sergeant Preston, though, because his wonderdog, Yukon King, has to be the smartest Malamute to ever pull a sled. Toby McTeague, Kayla: a Cry in the Wilderness, etc, etc, etc... They're all on the list in the Books/Video forum.

Lachlan
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North Point Kennels

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Posted - 01/06/2008 :  4:18:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Most people would't agree with me but the movie "Chilly Dogs" is great. Nothing but funny. Forget real, I get that at home. It is so far out there that only Hollywood could be driving the sled.
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cricket

Canada
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Posted - 01/06/2008 :  8:14:55 PM  Show Profile  Visit cricket's Homepage  Reply with Quote
the last trapper is a great show
based on the life of norman vaughn in whitehorse

check it out
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GA Musher

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Posted - 01/07/2008 :  8:12:22 PM  Show Profile  Visit GA Musher's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Yeah, Chilly Dogs is ridiculous but I still get a kick out of watching it and laughing. Parts of it are hilarious!

"Dog & Sled" - http://www.dx4solutions.com/dogandsled/
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eaglesleddogs

USA
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Posted - 01/08/2008 :  03:49:25 AM  Show Profile  Visit eaglesleddogs's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Has anyone here seen Never Cry Wolf? That looks like a good one.

Christina Dawn Eagle
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Cliff Maxfield

USA
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Posted - 01/08/2008 :  08:23:08 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The Last Trapper is not available yet in the U.S. I've tried several times and even called the Canadian Film Board in Montreal. The reason is there is duty that must be paid and they need to know the sales will exceed the high Duty price.
About the only way you can get it here is to know a Canadian trustworty enough to take your hundred dollars, buy the DVD and ship it back to you.
Never Cry Wolf is a nice movie although not factual. It's entertaining as is Iron Will, Snow Dogs and Eight below. Disney adds a little fact in every movie. Some less than others.
IMO The sled dogs sniffing the canoe is the best part but Farley Mowat is a great story teller, not a field biologist.
Other highlights are when the Bush Plane stalls and Brian Dennehy grabs the wrench and wails on the gas lines. My favorite line is "boredom Mowat- boredom".
Research was in fact done and disproved wolves could live entirely off lemmings for a portion of the year which is the premise of the story. It's just not so. Wolves really do eat caribou- it's a fact of life. But the photograpy is great and the story line is fun.
Farley Mowat is an interesting fellow though and if you read enough of his material you'll know he was a Canadian Activist.

Edited by - Cliff Maxfield on 01/08/2008 08:35:12 AM
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jwin

USA
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Posted - 01/10/2008 :  1:22:40 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Two other movies that I can think of include...

Call of the Wild
and
White Fang

Both above mentioned movies are also classic books. They are great to read, and I imagine that they have inspired many to make the trip north to discover Alaska and the Yukon.

For the kids please include.
Balto (Cartoon)
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Cliff Maxfield

USA
2631 Posts

Posted - 01/10/2008 :  1:42:58 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Where can I get Sgt Preston DVD's. I have looked but with no success. Wisconsin Public Radio occasionally airs the old radio shows out of Superior. I believe on Friday nights. Your right. Old King can just about do it all and at age fifty eight I enjoy the shows just as much as I did when I was eight.
Have a great day!!
On King - On you huskies
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Lachlan

USA
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Posted - 01/11/2008 :  11:33:37 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
We rented them from Netflix, the online movie rental service. (You have to be a member, if you're not familiar with Netflix.) They only had the second season, I think, and it was four DVDs with five episodes on each. Good stuff. We watched all four discs on four consecutive Saturday nights, just waiting for the snow and cold weather! The dogs loved watching, too.

Lachlan
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