The Incredible Journey is a 1963 adventure film directed by Fletcher Markle and produced by Walt Disney Productions. Based on the 1961 novel of the same name by British-Canadian writer Sheila Burnford, the film follows the adventure of Luath the Labrador Retriever, Bodger the Bull Terrier, and Tao the Siamese cat (Syn Cat) as they journey 250 miles (400 km) through the Canadian wilderness to return to their home. The film's human cast consists of Émile Genest, John Drainie, Tommy Tweed, and Sandra Scott, with Rex Allen providing narration.
Released on November 20, 1963 by Buena Vista Distribution, the film received $4.2 million in overall rentals, and was mostly praised for its nature scenes and for Allen's narration. However, the human scenes, including the climactic ending, were criticized for disrupting the mood of the film. It was the final film to be scored by longtime Disney composer Oliver Wallace, who died two months prior to its release.
Sound Effects Used
- Hollywoodedge, Cat Domestic Meow Ang AT010501 (Debut)
- Sound Ideas, DOG - GERMAN SHEPHERD: ANGRY GROWLS AND BARKS, ANIMAL (Heard when Luath went barking at the mother bear to save Bodger and Tao.)
- Sound Ideas, WOLF - ANGRY GROWLS, ANIMAL 02 (Used for the lynx when it attacked Tao.)
- Sound Ideas, WOLF - VICIOUS SNARLS, ANIMAL (Used for the lynx while it chases and tries to attack Tao.)