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The Call of the Wild (2020)

Having not read the book and only seeing the Charlton Heston 70s movie version when I was in middle school (as well as cheating a bit by scanning the Wikipedia page), I only had a vague idea of the story of "The Call of the Wild" going into this new version, starring Harrison Ford. What I ended up getting was a new appreciation for and interest in checking out the original novel, and a good, fun old-fashioned adventure.

The story is about Buck, a St. Bernard/Scotch Collie who lives a contented life in 1890s Santa Clara, despite being a bit of a headache for his masters due to his destructive size and large appetite. When he is kidnapped and taken to the Yukon, however, he goes through an epic journey involving several masters, that brings him closer and closer to his wolfish ancestors.
Directed by Chris Sanders of "Lilo and Stitch", "How To Train Your Dragon" and "The Croods" fame, its been widely noted how most if not all of the animal animation,…