Near unknown I happened to see it was produced by Steven Spielsberg, that even another on the making of it. What a wonderful, inspiring movie and yes, I watch many, few equal this. Have watched 5 times now, nothing changes in quality of feeling it gives or cast, GREAT FILM! Now, 7 times, each time is same reaction from me, but then I do respect and love animals. Yet even the son was truly outstanding. A film so well make, a family movie (rare as that is) and it doesn't just tell a story but teaches children on treatment of animals. I well know that part, I've had many, all kinds of animals, they were all kind, good, well behaved and understood everything I would tell them.