6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Still Gets Me Right Here!,
This review is from: The Incredible Journey [DVD] (DVD)
Ah, childhood memories of the Christmas I was given the original book by Sheila Burnford as a present. While my family played cards downstairs (never something I was any good at or fond of) I sat in my bedroom and devoured it cover to cover. A cover that had a still photo from this very film.
This wonderful film version from Disney was a very good attempt to capture the magic so skillfully woven in the words of the book. Yes it has that sometimes too twee narration, typical of many of the Disney "true life" adventures, but this does not spoil the film at all. You cannot help being captivated by the adventures of the three animal friends. A tendancy to "anthropomorphise" perhaps a little too much for adult tastes but I loved this story so much as a child I don't care.
Lots of lessons for children to learn and take note of but above all it is the value of true friendship.
Without spoiling the ending, I will say this, it still brings a lump to my throat and a tear to my eye at age 43.
Childhood magic at it's best!