Young Travis Coates is left to take care of the family ranch with his mother and younger brother while his father goes off on a cattle drive in the 1860's. When a yellow mongrel comes for an uninvited stay with the family, Travis reluctantly adopts the dog. After a series of scrapes involving raccoons, snakes, bears, wild hogs and wolves, Travis grows to love and respect Old Yeller, who comes to have a profound effect on the boy's life.
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Did You Know?
The dog, Old Yeller, although described in the dialogue as a mongrel, is portrayed by a Yellow Labrador Retriever and, in the book by Fred Gipson
, is a Black-Mouthed Cur, a similar looking but less bulky breed. See more
The film is set in 1869. However, Travis' gun has a model 1873 Springfield Trapdoor receiver. This rifle fires a cartridge, so Travis has no need for the powder horn around his neck. See more
Why did you shoot Rosemary?
She was sick.
Well, you were sick. How come we didn't shoot you?
Well, that's some different.
When the film was released on DVD, the Buena Vista logo at the start was dropped. Instead, it featured the Walt Disney Pictures logo at the beginning, albeit a silent version, except for when the film's Buena Vista music plays over it near the end of the logo. See more
Lyrics by Hazel George
(as Gil George)
Music by Oliver Wallace
Sung by Jerome Courtland See more