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The Great Alaskan Race is now available on DVD and I received an educational bundle and all three of those movies are a must-watch. The movie The Great Alaskan Race tells the amazing true story of Togo and Balto! It even helps you bring the unique experience of the dog mushing world. It includes the film The Great Alaskan Race, two short documentaries: Iditarod’s Why Do They Run and Lure of the North presented by John Beargreast Sled dog Marathon. In addition to four other special features.
The Great Alaskan Race 3-Film Educational Bundle includes:
The Great Alaskan Race:
After overcoming personal tragedy, widowed father and champion musher Leonhard ‘Sepp’ Seppala steps in the midst of a diphtheria outbreak in his small dock town of Nome, Alaska to safely deliver the anti-toxin to the hospital. With his own child’s life on the line, Sepp battles the impossible, accompanied by his trusty pack of sled dogs. When a severe winter storm has made it impossible journey for planes, trains, or any form of transportation, Sepp and his dogs are able to get the anti-toxin to the children in need, just in the nick of time.
Why Do They Run?:
Produced by the Emmy award winning Insider Production Team, this short documentary takes a fascinating look at the sled dog to answer the burning question: “Why do they run?” In just 33 minutes viewers will get insight and testimony from leading veterinarians and scientists that answer this very question. A true “must see” for any dog lover!
Lure of The North:
This short documentary film profiles Blake and Jennifer Freking, a musher family from Finland, Minnesota who care for 60+ purebred Siberian Huskies. With over 20 years of working with the breed, they have each competed in numerous long-distance sled dog races including the Iditarod, Yukon Quest, and The John Beargrease Marathon. The film explores the challenges of living and raising a family off-grid in the snowiest region of Minnesota and captures the Frekings’ devotion to the sport, spirit of adventure, and commitment to the well-being of their huskies. Produced and directed by Johnathan Chapman (JCP).
Additionally, new special features in the new 3-Film Collection release Digital and DVD releases include: “The Making of The Great Alaskan Race,” “Behind-the-Scenes with the Iditarod,” “Beargrease Race Kick off Video,” and “Mushers Review The Great Alaskan Race.”
Altogether this new, expanded release helps families and audiences learn more about the true story behind the original film, while giving viewers a unique and educational look into the world of mushing.
Written and Directed by Brian Presley
Starring Brian Presley, Brad Leland, Treat Williams, Henry Thomas, Brea Bree, and Bruce Davison
On behalf of P12 films, we’re excited to share a glimpse of the true story of the Great Serum Run of Alaska in 1925, Leonhard Seppala and his team of sled dogs must travel 700 treacherous miles to save the children of Nome from a deadly outbreak.
The film follows a widowed father and champion musher Leonhard ‘Sepp’ Seppala who steps in the midst of a diphtheria outbreak in his small dock town of Nome, Alaska to safely deliver the anti-toxin to the hospital. With his own child’s life on the line, Sepp battles the impossible, accompanied by his trusty pack of sled dogs. When a severe winter storm has made it an impossible journey for planes, trains, or any form of transportation, Sepp and his dogs are able to get the anti-toxin to the children in need, just in the nick of time. Check out The Great Alaskan Race Official Trailer below!