TOGO MOVIE REVIEW
Disney+ loves telling dog stories, and y’all, we love watching them. Joining 101 Dalmations, Lady and the Tramp, and Bolt is Togo coming to Disney+ on December 20. There’s a bunch of very good dogs in this one! Is Togo safe for kids? Togo Parent Movie Review.
About Togo On Disney+
From Disney+, “Togo” is the untold true story set in the winter of 1925 that takes you 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 Parent Movie Review
If you’re a dog lover, then you might already know this story- or at least think you know it.
Togo takes a bunch of very good doggos, adds a life-saving race for a cure, and pluses it all with the harsh Alaskan wilderness. And it’s a stunningly gorgeous film.
Is Togo Safe For Kids?
As a rule, I actually avoid dog movies because I hate to see them hurt, or even worse, die. I’m a huge softy that way so Togo was probably going to be a skip for me- but… I went ahead and took the leap.
And I’m glad I did.
Through flashbacks, we learn more about the Leonhard Seppala (Willem Defoe) and his eventual love and connection with one special dog, Togo. And it’s a sweet film and relationship arc to watch develop.
This is a man and his dog kind of story, and when the man is Defoe and the dog has the grit of Togo, you cannot go wrong. Disney+ is content making this story about their relationship and it works.
As far as a parent movie review, Togo is safe for kids and children of all ages for the most part. I’d say this one can be watched by the whole family with a few exceptions.
If you have sensitive children (or adults with the dog-loving heart of a child!), there are moments where the dogs are in peril and danger. And it does get intense.
And that’s where you need to decide if Togo is kid-friendly for your family.
There are scenes that had me holding my breath hoping for a good outcome and I will admit I fast-forwarded to the ending to make sure I could continue the movie.
There is some drama, y’all! But that’s what makes this story so remarkable.
This is a true story, so I won’t spoil outcomes here, but if you are concerned, I’d do a little Googling to make sure you can reassure anyone watching when the intense scenes kick in.
While it’s not a Christmas themed show, it is a solid Christmas movie on Disney Plus to watch as a family.
Togo streams on December 20!
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Patty Holliday is a movie critic, writer, and podcaster living in the Washington, DC area. Her goal is to bridge the gap between casual fandom and picky critic with parent movie and television reviews.