Sunday, April 4, 2010

Where the Red Fern Grows

This was the 2003 Walt Disney movie adaptation of the classic book by the same name.
Let me know if you have seen this movie version and what you thought.

There are two earlier versions of a movie out there made from this book.

Even though these Redbone Coonhounds are not Vizslas, they act and look very much like our dogs. The difference in look are their black noses.

We really enjoyed this movie. We can't wait until our grandson is old enough to enjoy the movie with us.

From the Netflix website:
Based on the children's book by Wilson Rawls, this family drama set in the Ozark Mountains centers on 12-year-old Billy Coleman (Joseph Ashton), who sets his sights on a goal and succeeds in saving enough money to buy two hunting dogs.

He works tirelessly, training them until he can finally enter them into the Fall Hunting Competition.

Dabney Coleman, Renee Faia, Dave Matthews, Ned Beatty, Kris Kristofferson and Mac Davis star.


Canada said...

Much more than a story about a boy and his dogs.
Although it has been nearly two weeks since I finished listening to the tape of Where the Red Fern Grows, I am fighting to choke back the tears even now. I plan to order several copies for Christmas gifts.

Hannah said...

Read this book as a child and then read it again to a boy I care for while his mother was a work. We barely got through the ending as I could barely read through the tears and he found it equally sad. Great story.