Long Way North

DVD Release: September 30, 2016
Long Way North


Sasha, a young aristocratic girl growing up in Russia at the end of the 19th century, dreams of the Great North and anguishes over the fate of her grandfather, Oloukine, a renowned scientist and Arctic explorer who has yet to return from his latest expedition to conquer the North Pole. Oloukine has passed his calling as an explorer to Sasha, but her parents, who have already made the arrangements for their daughter’s marriage, do not approve in the least.

So Sasha rebels against her destiny, flees her homeland and resolves to join Oloukine…a long way north.

Dove Review

Sasha watched her grandfather, Oloukine, sail away to explore the North Pole. Years later, no one has found the ship or her grandfather. When she goes to her grandfather’s room, she discovers that everyone has been looking in the wrong direction. Sasha tries to convince the prince to talk to the tsar and extend the search, but to no avail.

So Sasha decides to leave home with her grandfather’s maps to search for him and his ship. She winds up on an adventure that she could have never imagined but never loses sight of finding the answer to what happened to Oloukine.

In “Long Way North,” Sasha goes on an adventure that requires determination and courage. We award this film with the Dove “Family-Approved” Seal for ages 12-plus, due to some language.

Content Description

Sex: None
Language: D-2; comment regarding a man having a tattoo on his "butt"
Violence: Man takes young girl's earrings; captain is hurt; young woman is caught in a blizzard; ship is crushed by ice and sinks
Drugs: Characters sit in an inn with mugs of beer
Nudity: None
Other: Character leaves home without telling her parents; prince is rude to others around him; father yells at girl


Company: Shout! Factory
Director: Remi Chaye
Genre: Animated
Runtime: 81 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Reviewer: Donna Rolfe