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|Author:||Sotiris [ Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:12 pm ]|
Disney's reportedly moving forward with the production of Togo (formerly Togo and Seppala), set to be directed by Ericson Core. The film is expected to be released on Disney's streaming service in fall 2019.
Disney is developing a live-action movie about two of the key figures in the 1925 Nome Serum Run — sled dog Togo and sled driver Leonhard Seppala. The studio has hired Tom Flynn to write the script. Nome became famous in 1925 as the destination of the serum run, also known as the Great Race of Mercy, in which dog sleds played a major role in transporting diphtheria serum through harsh conditions over nearly 700 miles to save the city from an epidemic.Source: http://variety.com/2015/film/news/disne ... 201629052/
Gunnar Kaasen and his lead sled dog Balto became known for running the final leg of the serum run while Seppala and his 12-year-old lead dog Togo ran the penultimate and longest leg in temperatures that were 30 degrees below zero in gale force winds. The story will focus on the unlikely friendship between man and dog. Togo was an unruly and undersized puppy but showed great leadership qualities and became the lead dog at age 5. He passed away in 1929.
The project has not been set up with a producer. Jessica Virtue and Louie Provost are overseeing the project for the studio.
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