The Legend of Lobo (1962)

67 mins | Adventure | 7 November 1962

Director:

James Algar

Cinematographers:

Lloyd Beebe, Jack Couffer

Production Companies:

Walt Disney Productions , Cangary, Ltd.
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HISTORY

On 23 May 1962, Var announced that the Walt Disney Company would reissue its 1955 film, Lady and the Tramp (see entry), accompanied by the “True Life Adventure feature,” The Legend of Lobo, in Oct 1962. However, after the latter film opened on 7 Nov 1962 in Los Angeles, CA, the 8 Nov 1962 LAT noted that it shared the bill with the British release, Whistle Down the Wind (1961). The picture opened in New York City the following day, accompanied by the Disney short subjects Water Birds (1952) and Aquamania (1961). Although critical response was indifferent, Disney stated in the 6 May 1963 DV that the release had been profitable.
       The 21 Dec 1962 DV reported that The Legend of Lobo was nominated for a Golden Reel award by the Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE).
       It was noted in the 13 Sep 1961 DV that voice actor Rex Allen sang the title song, as well as providing narration. The review in the 24 Oct 1962 DV credited additional music to the Western band, Sons of the Pioneers.
Filmed entirely on location in ... More Less

On 23 May 1962, Var announced that the Walt Disney Company would reissue its 1955 film, Lady and the Tramp (see entry), accompanied by the “True Life Adventure feature,” The Legend of Lobo, in Oct 1962. However, after the latter film opened on 7 Nov 1962 in Los Angeles, CA, the 8 Nov 1962 LAT noted that it shared the bill with the British release, Whistle Down the Wind (1961). The picture opened in New York City the following day, accompanied by the Disney short subjects Water Birds (1952) and Aquamania (1961). Although critical response was indifferent, Disney stated in the 6 May 1963 DV that the release had been profitable.
       The 21 Dec 1962 DV reported that The Legend of Lobo was nominated for a Golden Reel award by the Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE).
       It was noted in the 13 Sep 1961 DV that voice actor Rex Allen sang the title song, as well as providing narration. The review in the 24 Oct 1962 DV credited additional music to the Western band, Sons of the Pioneers.
Filmed entirely on location in Arizona. More Less

BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Daily Variety
13 Sep 1961
p. 11.
Daily Variety
24 Oct 1962
p. 3.
Daily Variety
21 Dec 1962
p. 3.
Daily Variety
6 May 1963
p. 10.
Los Angeles Times
2 Nov 1962
Section D, p. 10.
Los Angeles Times
8 Nov 1962
Section C, p. 9.
New York Times
9 Nov 1962
p. 29.
New York Times
10 Nov 1962
p. 14.
Variety
23 May 1962
p. 15.
Variety
14 Nov 1962
p. 9.
CAST
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT

NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
A Walt Disney Production
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PRODUCERS
Co-prod
Field prod for cangary productions
WRITERS
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
Dir of photog
FILM EDITOR
MUSIC
SOUND
Music ed
PRODUCTION MISC
Prod mgr
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel Wild Animals I Have Known by Ernest Thompson-Seton (New York, 1959).
SONGS
"The Legend of Lobo," words and music by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman.
DETAILS
Release Date:
7 November 1962
Premiere Information:
Los Angeles opening: 7 November 1962
New York opening: 9 November 1962
Copyright Claimant:
Walt Disney Productions
Copyright Date:
17 April 1962
Copyright Number:
LP23322
Physical Properties:
Sound
Color
Technicolor
Duration(in mins):
67
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

In turn-of-the-century New Mexico, Lobo, a wolf-pup consumed by curiosity, meets an angry rattler in the course of his investigations and has to be rescued by his parents. He becomes the inseparable companion of an antelope, but when winter comes his mother and father are killed and Lobo must fend for himself. In his maturity he is the smartest, most dangerous wolf on the range, and he becomes a pack leader, taking a black female, Sombra, for his mate. Their first litter, born in a deserted Indian cliff dwelling, is accessible only by means of a tree trunk across a gorge. The reward for Lobo's capture mounts until there is a $1,000 price on his head. Relying on the devotion of wolves to their families, a professional hunter manages to snare Sombra and use her as a lure. But Lobo leads his pack to create a cattle stampede, a diversion that enables him to liberate his mate and strike out for unsettled ... +


In turn-of-the-century New Mexico, Lobo, a wolf-pup consumed by curiosity, meets an angry rattler in the course of his investigations and has to be rescued by his parents. He becomes the inseparable companion of an antelope, but when winter comes his mother and father are killed and Lobo must fend for himself. In his maturity he is the smartest, most dangerous wolf on the range, and he becomes a pack leader, taking a black female, Sombra, for his mate. Their first litter, born in a deserted Indian cliff dwelling, is accessible only by means of a tree trunk across a gorge. The reward for Lobo's capture mounts until there is a $1,000 price on his head. Relying on the devotion of wolves to their families, a professional hunter manages to snare Sombra and use her as a lure. But Lobo leads his pack to create a cattle stampede, a diversion that enables him to liberate his mate and strike out for unsettled territory. +

GENRE
Genre:


Subject

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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