The Incredible Journey (1963)

The Incredible Journey (1963)




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Movie Info

In this Disney film, a family goes on vacation, leaving their cat Tao and dogs Bodger and Luath in charge of family friend Emile. When Emile goes off to hunt for a few days, Tao, Bodger, and Luath embark upon a 250-mile journey to be reunited with their owners.
Action & Adventure , Classics , Kids & Family
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Walt Disney Productions


Émile Genest
as John Longridge
John Drainie
as Professor Jim Hunter
Tommy Tweed
as The Hermit
Sandra Scott
as Mrs. Hunter
Marion Finlayson
as Elizabeth Hunter
Ronald Cohoon
as Peter Hunter
Robert Christie
as James MacKenzie
Beth Lockerbie
as Nell MacKenzie
Jan Rubes
as Carl Nurmi
Irena Mayeska
as Mrs. Nurmi
Beth Amos
as Mrs. Oakes
Eric Clavering
as Bert Oakes
Rex Allen
as Narrator
Muffy Mead Thomas
as Bodger the Bull Terrier
as Luath the Labrador Retriever
Syn Cat
as Tao the Siamese Cat
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Critic Reviews for The Incredible Journey

All Critics (8)

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Full Review… | November 30, 2008
Top Critic

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Full Review… | June 23, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

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Full Review… | May 8, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

Comes from a place that genuinely respects and loves dogs for being dogs and cats for being cats.

Full Review… | June 11, 2012
Antagony & Ecstasy

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August 12, 2005

Disney's classic tale of doggy / kitty teamwork.

April 2, 2005

Audience Reviews for The Incredible Journey


***Due to the recent RT changes that have basically ruined my past reviews, I am mostly only giving a rating rather than a full review.***

Steve Smith
Steve Smith

I never even knew this original movie existed when I watched Homeward Bound as a kid, but seeing it now was really enjoyable. It had almost a nature film quality and the things they got the animals to do were really cool.

Sarah Prisbylla
Sarah Prisbylla

Super Reviewer


Old-fashioned Disney animal adventure movie won't win any animal rights awards, but The Incredible Journey is warm, predictable family fodder. If you grew up in the '60s - '70s, the voice of the narrator, Rex Allen, is a familiar, soothing companion on this trek. Good nature photography as usual for this era of Disney films.

Dr. Jitters
Dr. Jitters

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