This movie proves that humble beginnings can lead to great lives. This is an inspiring movie about the runt of the litter, named Jock, a puppy who is considered the bravest of his family even though he is the smallest of his siblings. He is chosen to go on an adventure and soon teams up with a man named Fitz who is off to seek gold in a place called Pilgrim’s Rest. The setting of the film is South Africa.
Jock has several adventures along the way including escaping the clutches of a large bird of prey and helping his friends and family out. He truly shows he is brave and the ending is very satisfying. This animated film shows that helping others out and turning them around can be as great or better as winning a race, which Jock happens to do too. With terrific animation and a voice cast which features the talent of Donald Sutherland, Helen Hunt and Ted Danson, this movie is not to be missed. There are a few fights among the animals in the film plus the death of a dog. The film has a few jump scenes involving a crocodile and a man holds a dog under water for a few seconds, intending to kill it. Due to a few of these “dark” moments we are recommending it for ages twelve plus but parents should consult the content listing below and make their own informed decisions. Some children seven or eight and up may be fine with a parent accompanying them. This one is remarkable! It’s got great animation. Don’t miss it.