Eight Below

Last Updated on: June 26th, 2024

Eight Below (2006 Movie)

“Eight Below” is a Disney film released in 2006. It is a live-action adventure drama that tells the story of survival and loyalty in the harsh and unforgiving environment of Antarctica.

The film is loosely based on a true story from 1958, known as the Japanese Antarctic Expedition. It follows the journey of a team of sled dogs and their human companions, led by Jerry Shepard (played by Paul Walker), a guide working in Antarctica. The team is on an expedition to a remote research station when they encounter a severe snowstorm. Due to the dangerous conditions, the team is forced to evacuate, leaving the dogs behind.

Despite the harsh conditions and the lack of resources, the dogs, led by the fiercely loyal and intelligent husky named Maya, must fend for themselves and survive in the brutal Antarctic winter. The film portrays the incredible bond between the dogs and their human caretaker, as Jerry and the team work tirelessly to plan a rescue mission to save the loyal canines.

“Eight Below” is a heartwarming and emotional story that highlights the resilience and loyalty of the sled dogs and the dedication of their human companions. It also serves as a tribute to the incredible strength and intelligence of these remarkable animals.

The film received positive reviews for its compelling storytelling, stunning cinematography capturing the Antarctic landscape, and impressive performances from both the human and canine cast. It’s a family-friendly movie that appeals to audiences of all ages, offering a blend of adventure, drama, and the enduring theme of the bond between humans and animals.

Eight Below

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  • Type of Movie: Live-Action
  • Box Office: $120.4 million
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  • Paul Walker: Jerry Shepard
  • Bruce Greenwood: Dr. Davis McClaren
  • Moon Bloodgood: Katie
  • Jason Biggs: Charlie Cooper
  • Gerard Plunkett: Dr. Andy Harrison
  • August Schellenberg: Mindo
  • Wendy Crewson: Eve McClaren
  • Belinda Metz: Rosemary Paris
  • Connor Christopher Levins: Eric McClaren
  • Duncan Fraser: Captain Lovett
  • Dan Ziskie: Navy Commander
  • Michael David Simms: Armin Butler
  • Daniel Bacon: Bureaucrat #2
  • Laara Sadiq: Bureaucrat #3
  • Malcolm Stewart: Charles Buffett


  • Director: Frank Marshall
  • Producer: Patrick Crowley and David Hoberman
  • Music: Mark Isham

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