Call of the Wild is coming to theaters February 21, and I am SO excited! The middle school Language Arts teacher in me is bubbling with excitement over this classic coming to the big screen! Read on for more information and some fun, free printables and activities!
About Call of the Wild
Adapted from the beloved literary classic, 20th Century Studios’ “The Call of the Wild” vividly brings to the screen the story of Buck, a big-hearted dog whose blissful domestic life is turned upside down when he is suddenly uprooted from his California home and transplanted to the exotic wilds of the Canadian Yukon during the Gold Rush of the 1890s. As the newest rookie on a mail delivery dog sled team, Buck experiences the adventure of a lifetime. He later becomes the leader, and ultimately finds his true place in the world by becoming his own master.
As a live-action/animation hybrid, “The Call of the Wild” employs cutting edge visual effects and animation technology in order to render the animals in the film as fully photorealistic–and emotionally authentic–characters. “The Call of the Wild” stars Harrison Ford, Omar Sy, Dan Stevens, Karen Gillan and Bradley Whitford. Directed by Chris Sanders from a screenplay by Michael Green, based on the novel by Jack London, the film was produced by Erwin Stoff, p.g.a. and James Mangold, p.g.a., with Diana Pokorny and Ryan Stafford serving as executive producers. Rated PG. Opens in theaters February 21.
This is one of those “feel good” stories, and is perfect for the whole family. Are you a homeschooling family? Or need some fun indoor activities as you wait out the last few weeks of winter? I have those for you!
Call of the Wild Free Printables and Activities
Free Teaching and Student Kits:
You can find two video shorts, pdfs of the above guides, and so much more right HERE.