Old Yeller
Old Yeller (1957)

While his father is away on a cattle drive, 15-year-old Tommy Kirk manages the family farm. Kirk is irritated when younger brother Moochie Corcoran adopts a frisky stray dog. But soon Kirk is as fond of the dog as everyone else in the… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: December 25, 1957
DVD Release Date: May 7, 2002
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Variety Staff

Disney organization's flair for taking a homely subject and building a heartwarming film is again aptly demonstrated in this moving story.

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Sky Cinema

Both an exciting adventure and an effective tear-jerker.

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TV Guide

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

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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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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

I proudly stand up and say it is a classic.

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John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

Everyone sheds tears for this family drama

Bosley Crowther
New York Times

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

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Tearjerker is one of the best early Disney dramas.

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Scott Weinberg

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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Flixster Audience Score: 79% Flixster User Reviews
Spencer S.
The entire time I was watching this Disney classic, I was thinking that it could never be remade for a modern audience without PETA taking serious issue.… More
KJ Proulx
Astounding! One of the best films ever! Definately the best film of the 50's even though I have barely seen any!
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!