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This review is from: Incredible Journey [VHS] (VHS Tape)The cinematography and filming of the "Incredible Journey" is spectacular. The remote Canadian scenery is wonderfully displayed and becomes the perfect setting for the three pets as they make their way across the country in search of their owners.
This first version is a classic, possessing a charm that the 90's release lacks. The animals that Disney chose in 1963 are perfect in their roles, and it is easy to become immersed with their purpose. Their adventures bind them together, and their love and loyalty are unquestionable. It was a wise move to have only a narrator (rather than voices for each animal)... it forces the viewer to understand the animals on a much deeper level, deeper than any human words can interpret or express.
Today, people may find this movie slow-moving and boring. However, I believe that this is because we are continually bombarded by split-second action in today's shows and fast-talking commercials... therefore, anything that tries to slow life down and make a person truly THINK for a bit just doesn't sink in for some people, sadly.
This movie is recommended for all ages.