Dog Of Flanders
A slight retooling of the Ouida classic novella (here, we get a happy ending), about a 19th century artistic boy raised by his grandfather when his husband less mother dies.
Life-lessons abound in this boy-and-his-dog tale, including: never underestimate the power of love; never hate; your talents are God-given; and always reach for the stars. The dog is a bit of a dud, but the film really isn’t about him, but rather about the boy discovering that despite life’s challenges, love is ultimately undefeated. This well-told story presents some touching moments and a respect for God. I found it most enjoyable.