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Old Yeller
Genre: Family

Reviewed In Issue 62 (July 2002) Of Widescreen Review®

Dorothy McGuire, Fess Parker, Jeff York, Chuck Connors, Beverly Washburn, Tommy Kirk & Kevin Corcoran

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 5
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Special Features
Disc one of this doggoned fantastic two-disc Vault Disney Collection DVD set includes audio commentary by animal trainer, Bob Weatherwax and actors Fess Parker, Tommy Kirk, and Kevin Corcoran; the original theatrical animated short, Bone Trouble; and up-front ads. Clicking to the left on Disc two will bring you to a new 36-minute documentary with new interviews (Old Yeller: Remembering A Classic), a 15-minute interview segment with Tommy Kirk, and a Dogs! showcase of canines featured in Disney animated and live action movies. On the right side of the menu, you will find Lost Treasures: a 7-minute featurette on the Golden Oak Ranch, where Old Yeller (and many, many other movies and TV shows) was filmed. The Production Archive is chock full of galleries (art, stills, publishing, advertising, and documents like fan letter and screening invitations); biographies; screenplay comparisons; a Gipson family reunion and bittersweet memorial for Fred Gipson and Old Yeller; trailers and TV spots; and The Best Doggoned Dog In The World, a classic 52-minute tribute to dogs with narration and an intro by Walt Disney. Finally, the the Audio Archives jukebox offers radio spots; dialogue, effects, and music compositing for two scenes; a Foley demonstration; and a story album (which is essentially a still montage). (Suzanne Hodges)

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Walt Disney Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 21554
(MPAA Rating): G
(Rating Reason):

(Retail Price): $29.99
(DVD Type): DVD-9 x2
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 84
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1957
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 05/07/02
(THX® Digitally Mastered): Yes

 Credits Information

(Director): Robert Stevenson
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
When Jim Dear sets off for a three-month cattle drive, he leaves behind his two young sons, Travis (Kirk) and Arliss (Corcoran), to take care of his wife, Katie. But when a no-good-fer-nuthin

DVD Picture:
While the picture doesn

The Dolby

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