[3] On December 10, 2018, it was reported that Thorbjørn Harr had joined the cast of the film. A REAL movie to watch! Named after Heihachiro Togo, a Japanese Admiral who fought in the war between Russia and Japan (1904-05), Togo was the lead sled dog of Leonhard Seppala. In 1925, a diphtheria outbreak occurs in Nome; mostly affecting children. Here are some well-known faces from Sundance over the years, as they brought their early movies to the festival. In addition, the film depicts Seppala's sled team as being composed of 11 dogs, with Togo as the only lead dog. Here are the best new trailers of the week, including Godzilla vs. Kong and the latest films from Zendaya, Tom Holland, and more. Principal production on the film ran from September 24, 2018 to February 2019 in Calgary. Disney Plus’ Togo is a wonderful two hours of Willem Dafoe saying, ‘Good dog!’ I love Willem Dafoe, and I love dogs, hence I love Togo By Karen Han @karenyhan Dec 4, 2019, 12:40pm EST While Seppala insists on immediately retiring him due to his small and weak state, Constance is strongly supportive of the puppy. I never had a better dog than Togo. Togo was portrayed by dog actor Diesel, who is a direct descendant of Togo 14 generations back. Rated PG for some peril, thematic elements and mild language, ‘Peacemaker’: HBO Max James Gunn ‘Suicide Squad’ Spinoff Series Adds Four, Disney Plus Adds New Musical Collections Feature To Capitalize On Hamilton’s Success, Disney Plus Boss on How ‘The Mandalorian’s’ Drama Series Emmy Nom Was a Huge Surprise (Column), WatchMojo: Ranking All the Disney+ Originals So Far. He fully trains Togo to the point where he successfully wins the All Alaska Sweepstakes, earning both Togo and himself some local fame. The events of the film unfold around the drover Leonhard Seppala and his dog Togo, who went together the longest leg in the relay. At the end my daughter was crying cause it was so touching. In the meantime after he leaves, a relay effort is set up to bring the vaccine back, with different teams running 31 mile stretches each. The movie also depicts Togo living out the rest of his days with Seppala while in real life, Togo was given away to a fellow musher named Elizabeth Ricker in Maine. Seppala placed second behind Fred Ayer. Under the employ of the Pioneer Mining Company, Seppala began making a name for himself as one of the strongest mushers in Nome. Over the next two years, Togo breeds puppies of his own that prove to be famous in their own right. Two of the more cinematic moments in the film that actually did happen in real life include Togo escaping his second owner by jumping through a glass window and Togo using his strength to pull Seppala's sled out of the Norton Sound. The story of Togo, the sled dog who led the 1925 serum run yet was considered by most to be too small and weak to lead such an intense race. A film adaptation about Togo's efforts was produced by Walt Disney Pictures and released on December 20, 2019 on Disney+. An Original Movie starring Willem Dafoe and Julianne Nicholson, “Togo” is the untold true story set in the winter of 1925 that treks across the treacherous terrain of the Alaskan tundra for an exhilarating and uplifting adventure that will test the strength, courage and determination of one man, Leonhard Seppala, and his lead sled dog, Togo. Togo is a new movie on Disney+ starring Willem Dafoe as a sled dog musher and uh, it's a lot. In a city of anthropomorphic animals, a rookie bunny cop and a cynical con artist fox must work together to uncover a conspiracy. Untold true story set in the winter of 1925 that treks across the treacherous terrain of the Alaskan tundra for an exhilarating and upliftin Dec 20, 2019, 6:37 am By far one of the best dog movies that was released in 2019. Those dogs, topping out around 50 pounds… In real life, Togo was assisted in leading by another dog named Fritz. The screenplay was set to be written by Tom Flynn and the production was to be overseen by Jessica Virtue and Louie Provost for Disney. A new Disney+ movie that debuted last week seeks to set the record straight, shining new light on the heroic dog who ran most of the race – 250 miles to Balto's 31: Togo. After the murder of his father, a young lion prince flees his kingdom only to learn the true meaning of responsibility and bravery. Disney is developing a live-action movie about two of the key figures in the 1925 Nome Serum Run — sled dog Togo and sled driver Leonhard Seppala.. A title card at the end reveals that while Balto had received a statue in his honor in New York, Togo is remembered in Alaska for making the longest run and for being the true hero of Nome, and his offspring became prized by mushers worldwide for their sledding capabilities. A dog looks to discover his purpose in life over the course of several lifetimes and owners. Also, in the film, Gunnar Kaasen's team is composed of only 10 dogs. Willem Dafoe stars in the film as Leonhard Seppala, the owner of Togo. Seppala and his team head back across the Sound again – a high-risk attempt to save time and strain on the dogs by taking a dangerous shortcut across the breaking ice. Togo Togo's last race was the Pocono Manor Dog Race on the 27-28th of February 1928. The historical film by the American director Ericson Core, which is dedicated to the events of the Great Mercy Race of 1925. 3. 101 of 119 people found this review helpful. Togo's line was bred and preserved, as portrayed in the film; his descendants are known as the "Seppala Siberian Sleddog", a sought after sled dog line. Nevertheless, Seppala gets his team back to Joe Dexter's outpost as he, Togo and team recuperate. Seppala came second. Leonhard Seppala and his sled dog team led by Togo spent three days traveling 170 miles from Nome to Shaktoolik to pick up the diphtheria serum on January 31, 1925. Togo is a 2019 American drama adventure film directed by Ericson Core and produced by Walt Disney Pictures.The film centers on Leonhard Seppala and his titular sled dog in the 1925 serum run to Nome to transport diphtheria antitoxin serum through harsh conditions during an epidemic of diphtheria.. Togo in US theaters December 20, 2019 starring Willem Dafoe, Julianne Nicholson, Christopher Heyerdahl, Richard Dormer. The film stars Willem Dafoe, Julianne Nicholson, Christopher Heyerdahl, Michael Gaston, Michael McElhatton, Jamie McShane, Michael Greyeyes, Thorbjørn Harr, Shaun Benson and Nikolai Nikolaeff. Togo eventually passes away in 1929 with Seppala continuing to train dogs. A young, recently-orphaned girl is sent to England after living in India all of her life. [3] Additionally, it was further announced that Willem Dafoe would star in the film as Leonhard Seppala, the owner of Togo. Seppala continues on for miles; taking a dangerous shortcut across the melting Norton Sound to save a day's sledding. “Togo” is the untold true story set in the winter of 1925 of champion dogsled trainer Leonhard Seppala and his lead sled dog, Togo. Brutal cold forces two Antarctic explorers to leave their team of sled dogs behind as they fend for their survival. After trying to get rid of the Husky twice, the young dog escapes by crashing through a window pane and again returns to find the other dogs training. Many movies, animated and otherwise, have been made about the events that inspired Alaska’s famed Iditarod sled dog race. Togo's first race as Seppala's lead dog was the John Bordon Marathon Cup Race on the 9th of February 1918. About Togo. Togo (2019) As we reach the top three dog movies, 2019’s Togo has earned a spot among the best! On parting with his best dog, Seppala stated, "It was sad parting on a cold, gray March morning, when Togo raised a small paw to my knee as if questioning why he was not going along with me. [6][7], Most of the dogs featured in this film are from The Snowy Owl Sled Dog Tours Inc. kennel located in Canmore, AB. Togo was originally scheduled to be released on Disney+ on December 13, 2019,[13] but was eventually moved and released a week later on December 20, 2019. The film flashes between musher Leonhard Seppala raising his dog Togo and the 1925 serum run to Nome. This is an excellent, heartfelt film, revealing the heroism of the dogs, particularly Togo. A sled dog struggles for survival in the wilds of the Yukon. Written by The dog that completed the run, Balto, got the fame and the glory (and his own, earlier big-screen vehicle) but Togo was reportedly the real hero, running 264 miles of … Reaching Atiqtalik's outpost again, she tells him Togo is dying. A college professor bonds with an abandoned dog he takes into his home. I watched this film with my 11 year old daughter and we were both struggling to keep the tears from falling. The story of Togo, the sled dog who led the 1925 serum run yet was considered by most to be too small and weak to lead such an intense race. Will Togo show at theaters or only Disney+ ? The serum is passed off to fellow musher Gunnar Kaasen who arrives back in Nome. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. 'Togo' is the untold true story set in the winter of 1925 that treks across the terrain of the Alaskan tundra for adventure that will test the strength, courage and determination of one man, Leonhard Seppala, and his lead sled dog, Togo. [8] Diesel, the main dog actor who plays Togo, is a CKC registered Siberian Husky from Newfoundland, Canada. Seppala intends to continue training his dogs without Togo (who gained a paw injury during the run), but despite age and injury, Togo refuses to stay housebound and chases down Seppala who welcomes him with open arms. Once there, she begins to explore her new, seemingly-isolated surroundings, and its secrets. In the winter of 1925, when the … ...as I've always heard only about Balto, who was commemorated. Hugo and Mackey from Snowy Owl were used throughout the movie as stunt doubles for the face of Togo, Diesel. The effort, and the ensuing run through the driving storm, exhausts Togo. Together, they embark on an exhilarating and uplifting adventure across the treacherous terrain of the Alaskan tundra to help transport an antitoxin serum to a small town, and it is a journey that will test his strength, courage and determination. [4], On May 16, 2018, it was announced that Ericson Core would direct the film, that Kim Zubick would serve as a producer, and that the film would debut on Disney+. Seppala gives up and allows him to run with the others where, to his astonishment, he discovers that he is energetic enough to outrun the other dogs, and a natural leader of the dog team. [14][15], On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 92% and an average rating of 7.5/10, based on 38 reviews. Peter-Patrick76 (peter-patrick@mail.com). It was released on Disney+ on December 20, 2019. ‘Togo’ isn’t just a good family film; it’s the first great original movie on Disney+ You may already know parts of Togo's story, thanks to a dog named Balto. Title: [5], Principal photography for the film commenced on September 21, 2018 and finished in February 2019 in Cochrane, Alberta. Togo - Full Movie | 2019 Let's join, fullHD Movies/Season/Episode here! Constance becomes concerned and says the journey will kill the dog, but Seppala insists on going, and tells her that without Togo leading the team, he himself would be unlikely to survive. The young dog turns out to be close to unmanageable, and refuses to stay at home when the other dogs are working. With Willem Dafoe, Julianne Nicholson, Christopher Heyerdahl, Richard Dormer. Mayor George Maynard plans to have the serum flown in from Nenana, but this proves to be impossible due to the severity of the weather. A young Chinese maiden disguises herself as a male warrior in order to save her father. Togo is a testament not only to his professionalism (some actors would probably be salty for being in a film named after the dog rather than the lead … A brave young man is thrust into adulthood as he and his courageous team of sled dogs embark on a grueling and treacherous cross-country marathon. 232 out of 252 found this helpful. His stamina, loyalty, and intelligence could not be improved upon. Also, Balto strongly resembles the way he looked in real life, except that he has blue eyes as opposed to the dark brown eyes that he had in real life. Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? The story of Togo, the sled dog who led the 1925 serum run yet was considered by most to be too small and weak to lead such an intense race. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. Togo is a 2019 American drama adventure film directed by Ericson Core and produced by Walt Disney Pictures. 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Seppala's reaction to Balto getting the credit is not shown, though Constance is shown to be rather annoyed by the news. Disney Plus Is Making 'Em Like They Used To", "Willem Dafoe to Star in Disney Adventure Movie 'Togo' (Exclusive)", "Disney Developing Sled Dog Movie 'Togo and Seppala, "Exclusive: Production Start Date For Disney's Streaming Service Film 'Togo, "Extras sought for Disney's dog-sled adventure film, Togo", "Togo: Ericson Core On Willem Dafoe, Sled Dogs And Crafting A Tearjerker", "Check out a first look at Togo, an original film streaming Dec. 13, only on @DisneyPlus", "In one week, witness the untold true story of Togo, an Original Movie, streaming Dec. 20 only on #DisneyPlus", "5 Things to Look Forward to When Togo Arrives on Disney+! In 1913, Seppala and his wife Constance welcome a newborn Siberian Husky puppy to their sledding dog pack in Nome, Alaska. Use the HTML below. Seppala eventually meets up with a fellow musher, Henry Ivanov, who was bringing the serum to Nome as part of the relay, and is therefore able to leave back for Nome the next day. The historical film by the American director Ericson Core, which is dedicated to the events of the Great Mercy Race of 1925. Elizabeth Ricker came first, with several of Seppala's dogs, including Fritz as the lead dog. A meeting by town officials hears that air delivery is impossible due to the weather, and concludes that only Seppala has the skill to drive the 600 mile journey in such weather to collect the vaccine. In real life, Seppala openly voiced his disapproval of the dog hero mix-up. Directed by Ericson Core. After a threat from the tiger Shere Khan forces him to flee the jungle, a man-cub named Mowgli embarks on a journey of self discovery with the help of panther Bagheera and free-spirited bear Baloo. Eventually, Seppala is convinced to collect the serum and race back, and decides to take Togo despite the dog's age (Togo is 12, which is old for a dog). In real life, Kaasen's team consisted of 13 dogs. A reporter, confusing him for being the sole musher, announces his dog Balto as the hero who saved Nome, disappointing Constance. A young elephant, whose oversized ears enable him to fly, helps save a struggling circus, but when the circus plans a new venture, Dumbo and his friends discover dark secrets beneath its shiny veneer. Togo was dark brown with cream, black and grey markings. He realizes the puppy has the potential to be a future champion. The website's critical consensus reads: "An endearing and exciting underdog story that benefits greatly from its stars (canine and human alike), Togo is a timeless tale, well-told. What an amazing film/story of this remarkable dog named Togo. He constantly escapes when left in the kennel, and seeks out Seppala's dog team, causing great disruption to Seppala's training routine. He decides to call him Togo, after another underdog, Japanese admiral Tōgō Heihachirō. Togo was the best dog that ever traveled the Alaska trail. The Norwegian-born Seppala first arrived in Alaska in 1900, when most sled dogs were burly Alaskan Malamutes or mixed breeds. [9] He is a direct descendant of the real life Togo, going back 14 generations.[10]. The romantic tale of a sheltered uptown Cocker Spaniel dog and a streetwise downtown Mutt. The team become stranded on a broken piece of ice near the shore, and he is forced to throw Togo to shore, where the dog pulls the entire ice floe to safety. Stream Togo officially on Disney+ Hotstar Indonesia. "[16] At Metacritic, the film has a weighted average score of 69 out of 100, based on 8 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews". 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