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What to know: Disney film that very interesting, entertaining and has a great message.
Recommended age 8-12
107 minutes
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This 1991 Walt Disney film is very interesting, entertaining, and has a great message.

Jack Conroy (Ethan Hawke) is trying to get some gold and get rich. He wants to hitch-hike along with Alex Larson (Klaus Maria Brandauer) because they are both traveling in the same direction. Alex is not too happy about his company but reluctantly lets him come along. On the way the two come into contact with some wolves and out of self defense they kill the mother of a cub, but they have no idea, so they keep going on with their journey. White Fang is now a lonesome cub without a mother and thinks that the world is full of hate, but Jack proves him wrong as he earns his trust and together they start a great adventure.

I like films that have animals in them, especially dogs or anything similar, so of course I like this one. I think the cinematography and the acting is very well done. I also like the soundtrack because it really fits in good and none of it is out of place. My favorite scene is in the very beginning when you see White Fang as a little cub. He is so cute and fluffy. My favorite character is Jack because he is very persistent in everything he is doing.

Director, Randal Kleiser does an amazing job with this film. Alongside him are writers Jeanne Rosenberg, David Fallon and Nick Thiel who do a great job in converting this story from Jack London's Novel into an amazing script. Other actors and actresses in this film are Susan Hogan (Belinda Casey), James Remar (Beauty Smith), and Billy Moseley (Luke).

A big message in this film is that you should never give up no matter where you are, who is around you, what the situation is or when it's happening. In this film Jack is battling the ice cold water, the wolves, and even though he thinks about giving up, he does not.

I recommend "White Fang" for ages 8 to 15. Some of the scenes are a little too aggressive for younger ages and they might want to turn away. It is still a good film for the family to see.

I give this film 4 out of 5 stars. This is a good film but some of the plot does not make sense and I do not understand why it is part of the film. I like everything else about it.

Check out Jack Conroy's big adventure in the film White Fang. Brianna Hope Beaton, age 13, KIDS FIRST! Film Critic.

Originally released in 1991, screening throughout March 2013 on HDNet Movies - kidScene.
Jack London's classic adventure story about the friendship developed between a Yukon Gold Hunter and the mixed dog-wolf he rescues from the hands of a man who mistreats him.
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