The Journey of Natty Gann
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Disney's The Journey of Natty Gann stars Meredith Salenger in the title role. During the Depression, Natty's father (Ray Wise) takes a job in a Northwestern lumber camp, leaving his daughter behind in Chicago with the promise that he'll send for her when he's put together enough money. Unwilling to wait that long, Natty runs away from her guardian (Lainie Kazan) and hops a freight bound for her dad's camp. In addition to the human friends she accrues along the way, including vagabond John Cusack and tough-but-nice juvenile delinquent Barry Miller, Natty is protected on her… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Director Jeremy Paul Kagan extracts an engaging performance from Meredith Salenger as the heroine."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"It's nice to see a Disney film that follows the rules of the family-film genre as Walt laid them down."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"Salenger is wonderful, and so is the wolf."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"A solid, action-packed road trip, with heartened performances."
‑ Phil Villarreal, Arizona Daily Star
"There's a real sense of period, even if the film does occasionally become over-sentimental."
‑ , Time Out
"This Disney feature is mildly entertaining, boasting great costumes by Wolsky, who was Oscar-nominated for his design."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Another fondly remembered Disney flick absolutely flushed down the toilet by a pathetic full frame transfer. Sad news indeed."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"As Wolf, a dog named Jed gives a forthright and believable performance. Miss Salenger, for her part, gives one, too, and she carries the movie nicely."
‑ Janet Maslin, New York Times
"Compelling adventure too violent for some kids."
‑ Heather Boerner, Common Sense Media
"Highly satisfying drama set in the 1930s about a courageous young girl's search for her father."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
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