White Fang 

Last Updated on: January 20th, 2024

White Fang (1991 Movie)

“White Fang” is a live-action adventure film released by Walt Disney Pictures in 1991. The movie is based on the novel of the same name by Jack London and tells the story of a wolf-dog named White Fang and his journey from the wild wilderness to becoming a loyal companion to a young man.

The film begins with White Fang as a young wolf pup in the harsh and unforgiving Alaskan wilderness. He learns to survive and navigate the dangers of the wild, but his life takes a turn when he encounters a gold prospector named Jack Conroy, played by Ethan Hawke. Jack saves White Fang from a cruel owner and decides to keep him as a pet and protector.

As White Fang adjusts to life with Jack, he learns about friendship, love, and trust. The bond between the wolf-dog and the young man grows stronger as they face challenges together, including dealing with dangerous rivals and pursuing a hidden treasure.

“White Fang” is a heartwarming tale of companionship, loyalty, and the enduring bond between humans and animals. The film received critical acclaim for its stunning cinematography, capturing the beauty of the Alaskan wilderness, as well as the impressive performances of both the human and animal actors.

The movie also explores themes of respect for nature and the significance of the relationship between humans and wildlife. It highlights the idea that animals have their own intelligence and emotions, which is a central theme in Jack London’s original novel.

Overall, “White Fang” is a touching and visually captivating adventure film that appeals to audiences of all ages. It remains a classic in the Disney library, resonating with viewers for its powerful message about the importance of empathy and understanding between different species and the enduring bonds that can form between them.

White Fang

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  • Year Released: 1991
  • Type of Movie: Live-Action
  • Box Office: $34.8 million
  • IMDB Link


  • Ethan Hawke: Jack Conroy
  • Jed the Wolfdog: White Fang
  • Klaus Maria Brandauer: Alex Larson
  • Seymour Cassel: Clarence ‘Skunker’ Thurston
  • Susan Hogan: Belinda Casey
  • James Remar: Beauty Smith
  • Pius Savage: Grey Beaver
  • Bill Moseley: Luke
  • Clint Youngreen: Tinker
  • Suzanne Kent: Heather
  • Michael Davis Lally: Sykes
  • Aaron Hotch: Mit-sah
  • Diane E. Benson: Kloo-koosh
  • Charles Jimmie Sr.: Older Indian
  • Clifford Fossman: Old Timer 1
  • Irvin Sogge: Old Timer 2
  • Tom Fallon: Prospector
  • Dick Mackney: Sled Dog Prospector
  • Robert Hoelen: Bar Patron
  • George Rogers: Registrar
  • Raymond R. Menaker: Shopkeeper
  • Davis Fallon: Lookout
  • Michael A. Hagen: Teenager
  • Robert Scott Kyker: Frozen Prospector 1
  • Tom Yewell: Frozen Prospector 2
  • John Beers: Sykes’ Dog Handler
  • Van Clifton: Bar Pianist
  • Jim Moore: Violin Player
  • Marliese Schneider: Woman of the Night
  • Cherokee the Bulldog: Cherokee
  • Bart the Bear: Bear


  • Director: Randal Kleiser
  • Producer: Markay Powell
  • Music: Basil Poledouris and Hans Zimmer

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