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      So Dear to My Heart

      G Released Jan 19, 1949 1h 25m Kids & Family Drama List
      Reviews 51% Audience Score 500+ Ratings This musical mix of live action and animation centers on a young farm boy, Jeremiah (Bobby Driscoll), who raises a rascally black lamb named Danny and works to enter the animal in a county fair contest. But to enter the contest, Jeremiah needs money. He also has to figure out how to keep his pet in line, since it's always scampering away. Jeremiah uses his daydreams for answers to his problems, learning valuable lessons to achieve his goal of entering Danny into the contest. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Tim Brayton Antagony & Ecstasy Suffocatingly cozy, [but] it comes by it honestly. Rated: 5/10 Nov 22, 2010 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Dale R A mostly live action movie about a boy who raises a lamb who was rejected by its mother. I did enjoy the depiction of small town and farm life around the turn of the 20th century. Assuming that it was fairly accurate since that was the environment Walt Disney grew up in at about the same age as the boy in the movie. There are some animation sequences added to the live action setting, mostly trying to show the young boy's thought process about raising the lamb and getting him ready to show at the county fair. The movie does drag in parts and the animation really doesn't add anything to the narrative and I feel it was added more as an experiment to see if they could do it. Check it out if you're curious. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 08/28/23 Full Review Audience Member A mostly live action movie about a boy who raises a lamb who was rejected by its mother. I did enjoy the depiction of small town and farm life around the turn of the 20th century. Assuming that it was fairly accurate since that was the environment Walt Disney grew up in at about the same age as the boy in the movie. There are some animation sequences added to the live action setting, mostly trying to show the young boy's thought process about raising the lamb and getting him ready to show at the county fair. The movie does drag in parts and the animation really doesn't add anything to the narrative and I feel it was added more as an experiment to see if they could do it. Check it out if you're curious. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/15/23 Full Review r 9 Not far off being a good film, in my opinion. <em>'So Dear to My Heart'</em> does do bits well, there are a few amusing moments and some sweet ones. The cast are pleasant enough, if nothing standout. A couple of parts are a little slow, while it has the usual animal questionability to it that a lot of films tend to have from this era. All in all, an alright watch but one that's just short of being something I'd recommend. It's nothing bad, I will say that. /copied directly from my Letterboxd review\ Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review sarah w pretty nice movie about a black lamb, So Dear to My Heart is one of 1949's beloved treasures along with Mighty Joe Young Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review russell h It was corny. Sometimes the lamb is small and cute and other times it is fat and ugly. The kids are annoying. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member The best movie song ever sung: Lavender Blue! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/26/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis This musical mix of live action and animation centers on a young farm boy, Jeremiah (Bobby Driscoll), who raises a rascally black lamb named Danny and works to enter the animal in a county fair contest. But to enter the contest, Jeremiah needs money. He also has to figure out how to keep his pet in line, since it's always scampering away. Jeremiah uses his daydreams for answers to his problems, learning valuable lessons to achieve his goal of entering Danny into the contest.
      Director
      Harold D. Schuster
      Distributor
      RKO Radio Pictures
      Production Co
      Walt Disney Productions
      Rating
      G
      Genre
      Kids & Family, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jan 19, 1949, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jan 1, 2014
      Runtime
      1h 25m
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