Last Updated on: June 26th, 2024

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Disney’s “Togo” is a live-action film released in 2019. It is based on a true story and follows the extraordinary journey of a sled dog named Togo and his owner, Leonhard Seppala, during the 1925 serum run to Nome, Alaska. The film stars Willem Dafoe as Leonhard Seppala.

During an outbreak of diphtheria in Nome, a remote town in Alaska, a diphtheria antitoxin serum was urgently needed to save lives. However, the town was inaccessible by air due to harsh weather conditions. Leonhard Seppala and his lead dog Togo, despite being considered too old and frail, undertook an incredible 260-mile journey in treacherous conditions to deliver the life-saving serum to Nome.

The movie showcases the bond between Togo and Seppala, their determination, and the resilience of the sled dog team. It highlights the courage and heroism of both humans and animals who faced incredible challenges to save lives.

“Togo” is a heartwarming and inspiring film that celebrates the bravery and loyalty of man’s best friend and the indomitable spirit of the human spirit. It received critical acclaim for its touching story, outstanding performances, and breathtaking cinematography capturing the beauty and harshness of the Alaskan wilderness.

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  • Type of Movie: Live-Action
  • Movie Platform: Disney+
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  • Willem Dafoe: Leonhard Seppala
  • Diesel and Riptide: Togo
  • Julianne Nicholson: Constance Seppala
  • Christopher Heyerdahl: Mayor George Maynard
  • Richard Dormer: Dr. Curtis Welch
  • Adrien Dorval: Bill Clark
  • Madeline Wickins: Sally Burdett
  • Michael Greyeyes: Amituk
  • Nive Nielsen: Atiqtalik
  • Nikolai Nikolaeff: Dan Murphy
  • Thorbjørn Harr: Charlie Olsen
  • Catherine McGregor: Sarah Foley
  • Michael McElhatton: Jafet Lindeberg
  • Brandon Oakes: Henry Ivanoff
  • Paul Piaskowski: Max Adams
  • Michael Gaston: Joe Dexter
  • Shaun Benson: Gunnar Kaasen
  • Zahn McClarnon: Tulimak
  • Jamie McShane: Scotty Allan
  • Steven McCarthy: Dev Burdett


  • Director: Ericson Core
  • Writer: Tom Flynn
  • Producer: Kim Zubick

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