The Call of the Wild is a 2020 adventure film. It is based on the Jack London 1903 novel of the same name. The film is directed by Chris Sanders, written by Michael Green and features Harrison Ford, Dan Stevens, Omar Sy, Karen Gillan, Bradley Whitford, and Colin Woodell. The film is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures through the 20th Century Studios label and was released on February 21, 2020.
Bucky, a St. Bernard/Scotch Collie dog, has been taken from his home in Santa Clara, California and has been bought by the Yukon freight haulers.
- Harrison Ford as John Thornton
- Dan Stevens as Hal
- Omar Sy as Perrault
- Karen Gillan as Mercedes
- Bradley Whitford as Judge Miller
- Colin Woodell as Charles
- Scott MacDonald as Dawson
- Cara Gee as Françoise
- Terry Notary as Buck
On Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 62% based on 186 reviews, with an average rating of 6.02/10. The website's critics consensus reads: "It's undermined by distracting and unnecessary CGI, but this heartwarming Call of the Wild remains a classic story, affectionately retold." On Metacritic, the film has a weighted average score of 47 out of 100, based on 43 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".
- Following a studio name change by Disney on January 17, 2020, this is the first film to be released under the 20th Century Studios name.