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Handy Guide to Oregon Animal Films

February 10th, 2009 by Anne Richardson · No Comments · Handy guide series

Thunderhead, Son of Flicka (1944) Roddy McDowell adopts a horse. Scenes shot in Gresham Race Track.

Perri (1957) Ralph Wright directs real squirrels. Trippy!

Tonka (1958) Sal Mineo adopts a horse. Shot in Central Oregon.

101 Dalmations (1959) George Bruns scores the adventures of dognapper Cruella De Ville.

Gentle Giant (1967) Clint Howard adopts a bear. Based on book by Walt Morey

Napoleon and Samantha (1972) Jody Foster adopts a circus lion. Shot in Southern Oregon.

The Black Stallion (1979) Kelly Reno adopts a horse. The Oregon coast makes a cameo appearance.

The Family Dog (1987) Brad Bird animates a dog’s eye view of life for Spielberg’s Amazing Stories series.

Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (1993) Two dogs and a cat set out to reunite with their family. Shot in Eastern Oregon.

Free Willy (1993) Jason Richter adopts a killer whale. Shot in Oregon.

Guard Dog (2004) Bill Plympton is nominated for an Oscar for this portrait of a overachieving dog. Followed by Guide Dog (2006) and Hot Dog (2008).

Wendy and Lucy (2008) Michelle Williams puts everything on the line for her dog.

Secretariat (2010) Diane Lane bets the farm on her horse.

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