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

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: September 27, 1985
DVD Release Date: May 21, 2002
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Paul Attanasio
Washington Post

Beautifully photographed and designed, evocatively scored, it's a pleasantly archaic family entertainment in the Disney tradition.

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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.

Heather Boerner
Common Sense Media

Compelling adventure too violent for some kids.

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Variety Staff

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

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

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

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Scott Weinberg

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

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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