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FULL SYNOPSIS

Two Oscar-winning actors add a family-oriented comedy to their resumes with this Disney-produced arctic adventure. Snow Dogs stars Cuba Gooding Jr. as Ted Brooks, a Florida-dwelling dentist with a successful chain of offices and a comfy, poolside lifestyle. All this changes, however, when he finds out that he was actually adopted as a child, and that his birth mother has died and left him an inheritance in her home state of Alaska, of all places. After arriving in the snow-bound clime, Ted learns that he has been willed a pack of cutely named sled dogs: Demon, Diesel, Dutchess, Nana, Mack, Scooper, Sniff, and Yodel. Problem is, the town's premiere sled-dogger, Thunder Jack (James Coburn), wants the pack for himself, and encourages Ted to go back to his tropical environs. But with a major sled-dog race looming, Ted's inspired to learn the ropes, as it were, and prove himself worthy of his birth mother's inheritance -- any way he can. Snow Dogs was directed by Jingle All the Way's Brian Levant and features some animatronic dog effects by Jim Henson's Creature Shop; the script was very loosely adapted from popular author Gary Paulsen's nonfiction book Winterdance: The Fine Madness of Running the Iditarod. ~ Michael Hastings, Rovi

  • Release date:January 18, 2002

Cast

Cuba Gooding, Jr.
as Ted Brooks
James Coburn
as Thunder Jack
Sisqo
as Rupert
Nichelle Nichols
as Amelia Brooks
Joanna Bacalso
as Barb
Graham Greene
as Peter Yellowbear
Brian Doyle-Murray
as Ernie
M. Emmet Walsh
as George
Jean-Michel Pare
as Olivier

Crew

Brian Levant
Director
Jordan Kerner
Producer
Philip Halprin
Screenwriter
Gary Paulsen
Book Author
Tommy Swerdlow
Screenwriter
Mark Gibson
Screenwriter
Michael Goldberg
Screenwriter
Thomas E. Ackerman
Cinematographer
John Debney
Composer (Music Score)
Roger Bondelli
Editor
Stephen Lineweaver
Production Designer
Doug Byggdin
Art Director
Christine Whitaker
Executive Producer
Elizabeth Wilcox
Set Designer
Monique Prudhomme
Costume Designer
Rob Young
Sound/Sound Designer
Benjamin Rosenberg
First Assistant Director
Amanda Mackey-Johnson
Casting
Cathy Sandrich
Casting
Tim Landry
Visual Effects Supervisor
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