Old Yeller
Old Yeller (1957)

Based on the novel by Fred Gipson, Old Yeller is set in Texas in 1869. While his father is away on a cattle drive, 15-year-old Travis Coates (Tommy Kirk) takes over management of the family farm. Adopting a "strictly business"… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: May 7, 2002
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Critic Score: 100% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
TIME Magazine

It comes from Disney's thoroughly proved mother lode: movies for the kids that adults will stay to enjoy themselves.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

Disney Studios' first and best attempt at a boy-and-his-dog film...

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Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

Classic Disney tearjerker still grabs.

Bosley Crowther
New York Times

Sentimental, yes, but also sturdy as a hickory stick.

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John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

Everyone sheds tears for this family drama

Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide

What makes Old Yeller more than run-of-the-mill Disney is not only the gut-wrenching climax, but also the remarkably well-done uplift of the denouement.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Tearjerker is one of the best early Disney dramas.

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Scott Weinberg
DVDTalk.com

Every bit the warm, comfortable, and tragically bittersweet classic that had you sobbing like a infant the first time you saw it.

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John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

Of all the boy-and-his-dog movies Hollywood's ever made, "Old Yeller" remains among the best.

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Flixster Audience Score: 79% Flixster User Reviews
erika bruhns
It was all around a good film.
Jason Owens
While not my favorite dog film, this is still THE dog film, or probably animal film period, that all others are measured up against. Very well done and sad.
Conner Rainwater
A classic movie that teaches everyone the danger of stray dogs and the deadliness of rabies. It's fearless at displaying animal death and for that it is… More
Morgan Salem
excuse me while i go ball my eyes out!!!EVERYSINGLE TIME!
KJ Proulx
Astounding! One of the best films ever! Definately the best film of the 50's even though I have barely seen any!
Mister Caple
One of the most beloved Disney films of all time. A classic story of a stray dog and a boy. Disney's best!

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