If there is a dispute in your household regarding whether a big furry dog is allowed to sleep in the bed… Togo is the movie for you! This is a fantastic (in all senses of the word) dramatization of the 1925 dog team relay that brought diphtheria antitoxin serum to Nome.
The best part, from my point of view, is that the growth of a character (and in every Hollywood movie, of course, someone has to grow!) is demonstrated by abandonment of a previous objection to a dog sleeping in the (humans’) bed.
Recommended if you’ve got a Disney+ subscription. (Does it qualify as “the best piece of art in any form that I have ever seen in my life,” as Michelle Obama said of Hamilton? Maybe not, but it has Arctic dogs and, at least when presented on a TV, it holds the viewer’s attention much better than Hamilton.)
- “‘Togo’ Creators Tapped Century-Old Still Photo Process For Film’s Unique Look” (Forbes)
- everything was filmed in Canada
- Hollywood says it is okay to be racist, sexist, and anti-LGBTQIA+ half the time (the movie would be ineligible for an Academy Award under the new victimhood quotas. It was mostly white males on screen. Dogs appeared in a diversity of hues, but none of the dogs seemed to identify as LGBTQIA+)