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Willem Dafoe and His Best Friend Feature in Trailer for Disney’s ‘Togo’


The sled dog Togo and his owner Leonhard Seppala (Willem Dafoe) embark on an arduous journey in the uplifting new Disney film, Togo.

It’s 1925 and there’s an outbreak of Diptheria in the Alaska town of Nome – the residents’ only hope is to send their sled dogs on a treacherous 700 mile run to gather an antitoxin serum.

Based on the ‘untold true story’ of the serum run to Nome, the film highlights the bond between Willem Dafoe’s character and his dog Togo, who was initially deemed too small and weak to lead such a race.

We find out from the trailer that Togo wasn’t born to simply be a sled dog, but rather a sled dog leader, with the bond between dog and owner being the key contributing factor in completing such a dangerous mission.

Dog lovers will love Togo by the looks of it, but it also does feel like a truly inspirational film that will appeal to all audiences.

Togo is set to launch exclusively on Disney+ on 20 December 2019, following the likes of other exclusives like Noelle (2019) and the live-action adaptation of Lady and the Tramp (2019).

The film releases right in time for the Christmas holidays and should be a hit for Disney’s streaming service if this new trailer is anything to go by.

Check it out below.

Nick Janks