The Call of the Wild (2020)

PG   |    |  Adventure, Drama, Family

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A sled dog struggles for survival in the wilds of the Yukon.


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21 February 2020 | dylanhorne-76909
| I was expecting the wrong thing
This is a great family movie. It has all the aspects of what makes kids smile. However, this is not the adaption of Jack London's book that I was looking for. In my opinion, in searching for that feel good vibe, it lost the character that defined the original story. Everything was made PG and the raw unforgiving reality of the book was lost in translation. Additionally, the CGI was good, but over used to the nth degree. Its worth a watch, just keep in mind that this movie is a rather loose adaptation.

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Canadian actress Cara Gee (Françoise) is Ojibwe, and she portrays a Tlingit woman for this adaptation. Gee spoke with a Tlingit (pronounced "klinkit") cultural adviser whose grandmother was, like the character of Françoise, a dog sledder.


John Thornton: Some say that's the legend. Not so. You see, I knew him once, when he was just a dog at a men side. And even all this land is his, every summer, when he comes down to the valley, he remembers kind hands and old masters... before he went to his own.....


In the 1890s, business signs atop town store facades would still be using periods in the names displayed. So, for example, the signs would say "Barber Shop." and "Post Office." (using periods) rather than simply "Barber Shop" and "Post Office" (no period).

Crazy Credits

This is the first film released under the 20th Century Studios banner (previously known as 20th Century Fox).

Thus, there is a new 20th Century Studios logo, which is an updated version of the classic Fox logo.

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Prior to re-shoots, Mercedes, Charles, and the remaining dog team die (off-screen) on the broken-up river; only Hal survives to return to Dawson and confront John Thornton in the Argonaut saloon. (Paraphrased: "I lost everything because of you: my dogs... my sister...") Despite successful test screenings, studio heads changed this to Hal saying, "My dogs ran off" -- indicating the team and (one assumes) Mercedes and Charles survived -- in an attempt to keep children from being upset.


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Plot Summary


Adventure | Drama | Family


Release Date:

21 February 2020


Portuguese, English, French

Country of Origin

Canada, USA, Portugal

Filming Locations

Santa Clarita, California, USA

Box Office


$135,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$24,791,624 23 February 2020

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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