The Journey of Natty Gann
The Journey of Natty Gann (1985)

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… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: May 21, 2002
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Critic Score: 100% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff
Variety

Director Jeremy Paul Kagan extracts an engaging performance from Meredith Salenger as the heroine.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

It's nice to see a Disney film that follows the rules of the family-film genre as Walt laid them down.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

Salenger is wonderful, and so is the wolf.

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Time Out

There's a real sense of period, even if the film does occasionally become over-sentimental.

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Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

This Disney feature is mildly entertaining, boasting great costumes by Wolsky, who was Oscar-nominated for his design.

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Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com

Another fondly remembered Disney flick absolutely flushed down the toilet by a pathetic full frame transfer. Sad news indeed.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

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.

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Heather Boerner
Common Sense Media

Compelling adventure too violent for some kids.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Highly satisfying drama set in the 1930s about a courageous young girl's search for her father.

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Flixster Audience Score: 77% Flixster User Reviews
Wahida K
Unforgettably Undeniably Disney
Leo L
I definitely remember this movie.
Curtis Lilly
I remember it was okay, but I was pretty little
Dean McKenna
Lovely, old-style Disney movie a young girl running away in the Great Depression with her only companion is a wolf. Surprisingly unsentimental and enjoyable… More