Togo is a movie on Disney + about the true story of a dog named Togo, and his owner Leonhard Seppala. The movie shows the entirety of Togo’s life, and it is an incredibly inspiring and emotional journey.
I do not know how much of the movie is true and how much is dramatized for the purpose of the movie. However, the main storyline of the movie revolves around a mission that Togo and Seppala had to undertake to save people in their town; basically, in the 1920s, their small town in Alaska had a disease outbreak, and a storm in the area meant that there were no trains/cars available to deliver the serum to their town. The only way to get the serum to save the people was to have a team of dogs run 674 miles in 5 1/2 days, and bring the serum back. This run is now known as the 1925 serum run to Nome, and it really is an incredible story.
It is amazing that Seppala had the courage to risk his own life and chart across treacherous conditions to save people in his town; it is also incredible though that he and his dog sled team, led by the lead dog Toto, were able to succeed in the journey. It is a great example of what people can do when we’re pushed to the edge, and the story is a heartwarming one.
I think Disney did a great job producing the film, as it is dramatic, feel-good, and visually appealing. Disney + has a lot of great content from its past movies and films, and Togo is just another movie you can add to that collection. It is definitely worth a watch if you already have Disney +.
Togo Recommendation Rating: 3
1: Something worth checking out if you have time
2: Something that is a hit for some people, but not a must for everyone
3: Something worth prioritizing if interested
4: Something worth making time to check out
5: An absolute home run, worth going out of your way for
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