Call of the Wild Available for Digital Download
Like so many people across the country, especially those with children, finding things to do at home has become of the utmost importance. In our state, we currently have a 30 day stay at home order and with kids ages 17, 13, and 6, finding activities that all can take part in and enjoy can be a challenge.
One of my favorite things as a dad with my children (especially with my boys) is introducing them to things from when I was a kid. It gives us a chance to bond, allows me to look like a “cool dad”, and mixes in just a few hints of nostalgia. As a kid one of the first “big person” books I ever read was Jack London’s Call of the Wild.
My mind would would run wild as I read with intrigue about the adventures of the big hearted champ, known as Buck, and his adventures. I could just imagine how he transformed from a slightly mischievous family dog living in California to an adventure filled life in the great Alaskan Yukon. When I found out that Call of the Wild was coming into the movie world, it instantly became a “must watch” for me. Thankfully it did not disappoint.
Call of the Wild was filled with emotion from laughter to sadness, and packed with all types of adventure in some amazingly beautiful terrain! Not to mention the fact that it is a combination of live action and cutting edge animation! On more than one occasion, I had to remind myself what was animated and what wasn’t. Add to the equation that it included one of my favorite actors, Harrison Ford, and this is a win win for me.
As the movie ended, I sat with our family on the couch. I had just been thinking about what I thought about the movie. I thought about how great of a movie it was and made me think of the book it had been inspired by. While sitting there, one of my boys spoke up and said that was a really good movie followed by his brother saying I would watch that again. It turned a good night into a great one when I realized my kids had just enjoyed the something from MY childhood. We had just enjoyed a little bit of my childhood mixed with something new from their childhood… the classic story, Call of the Wild.
THE CALL OF THE WILD delighted audiences upon opening February 21, earning an 89% Verified Audience Score on RottenTomatoes®. Adapted from the novel by Jack London, it vividly brings to the screen the story of Buck, a big-hearted dog whose blissful domestic life is turned upside down when he is suddenly uprooted from his California home and transplanted to the exotic wilds of the Canadian Yukon during the Gold Rush of the 1890s. As the newest rookie on a mail delivery dog sled team–and later its leader–Buck experiences the adventure of a lifetime, ultimately finding his true place in the world and becoming his own master. As a live-action/animation hybrid, THE CALL OF THE WILD visual effects and animation technology in order to bring the animals in the film to life. THE CALL OF THE WILD is directed by Chris Sanders and stars Harrison Ford, Omar Sy, Dan Stevens, Karen Gillan, Bradley Whitford, Cara Gee, Michael Horse, Jean Louisa Kelly, Colin Woodell, Adam Fergus and Abraham Benrubi. Erwin Stoff, p.g.a. and James Mangold, p.g.a. are producing with Diana Pokorny, Ryan Stafford and screenwriter Michael Green serving as executive producers.
THE CALL OF THE WILD is now available to buy digitally and on Movies Anywhere in the U.S. for $14.99. Feel free to print off these fun activity sheets!
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