Hey D-Heads this is the first in a developing group for DizRadio.com, the Friday Disney Discussion Group for D-Heads™ and fellow Disney Movie Fans out there.

The goal is every Friday we will post a movie here. And in the comments, social media and more let’s all talk about the film. What we like, don’t like etc. It’s very open and open to any true Disney Movie Fan!

The Journey of Natty Gann (1985)

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Like the idea? Well, we hope so. This will grow and also become it’s very own page here on the site soon along with a Live chat, but hey, we have to have some humble beginnings right?

So the first movie up is Disney’s 1985 classic, The Journey of Natty Gann directed by Jeremy Paul Kagan.

Original Poster Art for: The Journey of Natty Gann

“Set in 1935, the movie tells the story of a 12-year-old girl, Natty Gann (Meredith Salenger). Out of work because of Depression-era unemployment, Natty’s father (Ray Wise) travels from Chicago to the state of Washington to find work in the timber industry, leaving tomboyish Natty behind. Having no mother, Natty is left in the care of Connie (Lainie Kazan), the insensitive woman who manages the hotel Natty and her father had been living in. After overhearing Connie reporting her as an abandoned child, Natty runs away to find her father on her own, embarking on a cross-country journey. Along the way she is befriended by a wolf who travels with her for much of her voyage, has a brief, innocent romance with another young traveler (John Cusack), and encounters various obstacles that test her courage, perseverance, and ingenuity.”

This film is truly remarkable for me because it was a period piece yet had this sense of adventure and fun. As a child I really wanted a pet Wolf, so much so I had a Husky as a Dog afterwards.

Key highlights in the film is the wonderful Meredith Salenger. She portrays her role with passion, flair and most of all believability. You fear for her at the right moments and share in her joy in her search for her father. The underlying score of the film is brilliant and has the right notes to bring that sense of the era and time period as well as play in our emotions for the lead characters.

The Journey of Natty Gann OST

Most of all this film has heart. This was a new era for Walt Disney Pictures and was also around the time Eisner came to save the company from bankruptcy . But the mid 1980s proved to bring some wonderful classics to the big screen, small screen and make a mark in our Disney Hearts.

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