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A dog of Flanders
Yablans, Frank.
Uniform Title:
Dog of Flanders (Motion picture : 1999)
Publication Information:
Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [2003]

Physical Description:
1 videodisc (100 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Thanks to the support of a loving dog that he helps nurse back to health, an aspiring young artist never gives up hope. All this despite being subjected to all sorts of terrible hardships.
General Note:
[DVD version]

Originally produced as a motion picture in 1999.

Based on the story by Ouida.
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DVD 9231 Adult DVD Family Viewing

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The fifth film version of the classic 19th century children's tale by Ouida (aka Marie-Louise de la Ramée), A Dog of Flanders tells the story of young Nello (Jesse James), a boy growing up with his grandfather Jehan (Jack Warden) after the death of his parents. Although Jehan has little in the way of material wealth, he loves his grandson and tries to encourage him in his pursuits; Nello also has the support of his best friend Aloise (Madyline Sweeten) and the love of his faithful dog, Patrasche. Following in the footsteps of his late mother, Nello has an interest in art and has taken up drawing. His work catches the eye of Michel La Grande (Jon Voight), a famous artist who lives in town and offers Nello encouragement. However, as he grows older, the friendship between Nello (now played by Jeremy James Kissner) and Aloise (now played by Farren Monet) is jeopardized because her family feels that a lower-class boy like Nello is not a fit companion for a respectable girl like their daughter. Hoping to earn money and advance his career as an artist, Nello enters a competition for painters on the advice and coaching of La Grande. However, the prize goes to a less skilled but more socially prominent art student. Discouraged, Nello and Patrasche leave home for a journey that will teach them and those around them an important lesson about friendship. A Dog of Flanders represents a change of pace for director Kevin Brodie, whose previous credits include the college comedy Delta Pi and the thriller Treacherous. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi