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The Boy Who talked to Badgers

The Boy Who Talked to Badgers is a 1975 film directed by Gary Nelson. It stars Christian Juttner and Carl Betz. Denver Pyle narrates this Disney production, which was filmed on location in Alberta. The Boy Who Talked to Badgers originated as a two part Wonderful World of Disney TV installment, first telecast was September 14 and 21, 1975.

Plot

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A young Canadian farm boy, Juttner has no use for people; in fact, he seems to communicate better with animals. He tries to spend as much time as possible with his furry friends. His parents realize this could eventually become a problem, but don't have the heart to take away Benjy's seemingly only pleasure. The boy befriends a badger, and when the animal disappears, Benjy sets out to find his friend. In the course of his search, Benjy gets trapped in a raging river and winds up being carried far from his home. His quest for survival and finding his way back dominate the bigger part of the film.

Cast

  • Christian Juttner as Benjy
  • Carl Betz as Will MacDonald
  • Salome Jens as Esther MacDonald
  • Denver Pyle as Ben as an Adult
  • Georgie Collins as Mrs. Gilman
  • Jim Roberts as Mr. Gilman
  • Chief Rufus Goodstriker as Joe
  • Joyce Doolittle as Mrs. Polanski
  • Robert Cruse as Farmer Pennyman
  • Robert Pulleyblank as Farmer Sawyer
  • Bill Berry as Deputy
  • Lyle Edge as Rider
  • Arnold Wilson as Minister
  • Frank D. Scott as Sexton
  • Robert Donner as Burton

Production Credits

  • Directed by Gary Nelson
  • Release date September 14, 1975
  • Running time 98 minutes

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