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Nikki: Wild Dog of the North [VHS]

4.6 out of 5 stars 36 customer reviews

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Product Details

  • Actors: Jean Coutu, Jacques Fauteux, Émile Genest, Don Haldane, Uriel Luft
  • Directors: Don Haldane
  • Format: Color, Original recording remastered, NTSC
  • Rated:
    G
    General Audience
  • Number of tapes: 1
  • Studio: Starz / Anchor Bay
  • VHS Release Date: February 22, 2000
  • Run Time: 74 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00003L9BT
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #257,571 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Editorial Reviews

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This story, based on the novel Nomads of the North by James Oliver Curwood, is about the adventures of a malamute dog named Nikki. Nikki and his kind master, Andre Dupas, are traveling via canoe through the Canadian Rockies. When Nikki encounters Neewa, a bear cub that's lost its mother, Andre ties the two animals together, plops them in the canoe, and heads for the rapids. When the two animals become separated from Andre, the unlikely pair must learn to survive in the wilderness. What is initially a relationship of hate and incompatibility transforms into one of compromise and friendship between species. Encounters with timber wolves, lynx, wolverines, and many other wild animals are vividly photographed and give viewers a real sense of life in the wild . When Neewa begins his long winter hibernation, Nikki sets off alone on a desperate hunt for food. Man's scent leads him not to the friendly Andre Dupas, but to an angry trader who attempts to trap and poison him, eventually capturing him and training him as a fighting dog. This 73-minute feature has absolutely breathtaking animal and nature photography and the action is plentiful and absorbing. Especially forward-thinking for its time (1961) are its declaration that Indians don't deserve to be treated as slaves, but as equals in the quest to trap animals, and its assertion that dog fights are "cruel, savage, not human, and bloodthirsty." Nonetheless, animal-rights activists and sensitive children alike will find disturbing the shots of steel traps in use, the incident in which Neewa and Nikki almost choke one another with the line that joins them, and the gruesome dog fight scene. (Ages 9 and older) Tami Horiuchi

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Format: VHS Tape
A beautifully filmed adapation of James O. Curwood's NOMADS OF THE NORTH (quite different from the book-- an entire romance plot is dropped-- which is actually better! ), NIKKI is one of the greatest dog films ever. Here is Disney live-action at its best, with incredible scenery and a great story set in the Canadian Northwest of 1899.
Also, the Indian is played sympathetically by a real native actor-- a double rarity from the time of this film's production.
Your kids will love it, and its just what they should be watching... buy it before it goes out of print again. AL
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In 1968 when I was 5 years old, my mother took me to visit a couple she knew here in Fairbanks, Alaska. What I remember is they lived in a tent or Quonset hut of some kind. I thought, wow, those were worse conditions than we lived in; a small Airstream trailer that kept 6 of us. They introduced me to their dog and he was very old, but when I went over to pet him, he licked me all over my face and I instantly fell in love with him. His name was Nikki, "he was the wild dog of the north", the very dog depicted in this film. The owners shared about his life with us and they gave me a record that was made of Nikki's story. Back then, the story was on a 33 LP record album as well as the film by Walt Disney. My 3 brothers and I spent many, many nights listening to Nikki's story, it was so cool to see the film after 42 years. I thoroughly enjoyed it, shedding a tear remembering Nikki and the day I spent with him. The story his owner told really had an impression on me as a little girl. Nikki was full of love and affection, battered and torn in the wild and then came through full circle back to love and affection. A lesson we can all learn about life. I was so thrilled to have stumbled across this film and hope you enjoy it! Nikki truly was a friend, and I loved him. He died sometime that year in 1968 I believe, but his memory will always live in my heart.
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SCARED both me and my 9 year old daughter. The dog faces challenges in the wild like a hostile pack of wolves and an angry bull elk - all to be expected. What appalled me was the numerous scenes of a racist, sadistic trapper who tires to poison, shoot and then trap the dog. I almost threw up. We had to stop watching this movie. I am grateful that I rented it rather than bought it. I guess DIsney was very different 50+ years ago.
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One thing can be said about Disney in the 50s and 60s, and that is it put out some great films with animal stars, from the True-Life Adventure series to "Old Yeller" and others. This film combines a True-Life filmmaking approach with a good adventure story, and the result is entertaining family fare. The Malamute and the bear cub are adorable! Both adventure and nature commentary are shown, combined with gorgeous on-location photography (filmed in Canada) and a nice music score.
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By A Customer on February 19, 1999
Format: VHS Tape
The film version of 'Nomads of the North' by James Oliver Curwood. This is a wonderful Canadian wilderness adventure between Nikki (Malemute) and Neewah (Black Bear Cub) and Andre Dupas, the trapper who found the bear cub. When Nikki and Neewah swim ashore after a canoe swamping, their adventure begins.
A great 1961 Disney wilderness adventure filmed near Banff, Alberta.
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By A Customer on November 22, 2000
Format: DVD
My great-aunt raised the dog in this film and when I saw it as a child I had a personal interest. Walt Disney made this movie and it is one that you wanted everything to turn out great for the dog. The dog is beautiful and the scenery is great. Thanks to Violet Reddington there is a classic dog film that everyone is sure to love.
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I got this movie a year ago and I have already watched it about 40 times! It caught my eye because I have an obsession with Malamutes and this is the first movie I've seen with a malamute as the main star! This movie is about Nikki a malamute and Neewah a bear cub. Watch as Nikki and Neewah go through funny and moving adventures I really recomend this movie!
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A classic movie that I loved when I was a kid...and still good! It's a story about a dog in the wilderness who meets a bear & their adventures. The animals don't talk (thank goodness!) but there is a delightful narrator who is every bit as important as the characters in the film. Definitely worth the purchase!
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