Check out the trailer for upcoming Disney+ original movie Togo, starring Willem Dafoe.
Based on a true story, the 1925-set film has Dafoe starring as dogsled trainer Leonhard Seppala, who’s long had a way with canines and getting them to work with sleds. One dog, Togo, has been a mischievous pup that’s made Leonhard work, but he’s a dog that’s always remained loyal and tenacious. When an epidemic hits the small Alaskan town of Nome, Leonhard realises that he must get his aging canine buddy to lead the sled mission, a dangerous journey across 600 miles to get the serum the town desperately needs.
This looks like a wonderful film that’s in the vein of other Disney animal adventures like White Fang and Eight Below. It looks exciting and beautifully shot, and you just know there’s gonna be heart-string tugging towards the end. And there’s the reliable Dafoe, who continues to put in strong performances in such a diverse body of work.
Togo, directed by Ericson Core (Invincible) and written by Tom Flynn (Gifted), will be hitting Disney+ on December 20.
Official synopsis for Togo:
An Original Movie starring Willem Dafoe and Julianne Nicholson, “Togo” is the untold true story set in the winter of 1925 that treks 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. The poignant and emotional adventure debuts on Disney+ on Dec. 20, 2019.