The two quickly bond. He ends up being sold as a sled dog in the north. Jack London Collection / The Huntington Library/San Marino/CaliforniaA photo of the Bond brother’s cabin in Dawson City, Yukon Territory, Canada circa 1896-1898. Call of the Wild follows Buck, a spoiled dog who is stolen from his lavish home in California. It is sure to be a tear-jerker. Call of the Wild follows Buck, a spoiled dog who is stolen from his lavish home in California. Your favorite teams, topics, and players all on your favorite mobile devices. He meets John Thornton (Ford), who saves Buckley’s life. In real life, London was one of the tens of thousands of men and women who braved that arduous Gold Rush. Image Courtesy 20th Century Fox. The answer rests with Jack London's original story. View this post on Instagram. Watch how handsome this guy is walking the red carpet! All Rights Reserved. These noble characteristics didn’t go unnoticed by Jack London. 100,000 prospectors who made the journey to the Yukon, Canadian Northwest experienced a shortage. London did none of this. Dogs were better able to traverse the narrow and steep trails of the Yukon better than horses and mules, plus they were cheaper than these beasts of burden. London spent several months in Dawson City where he befriended a pair of brothers, Louis and Marshall Bond, who let him pitch his tent next to their log cabin. The dog on the left is Jack, the dog that inspired Buck. In only a few years, London’s writings had become a great success, and his biggest success had come thanks to that canine Jack he’d known for a few short months in the Yukon. Call of the Wild is in theaters Friday, Feb. 21. There, London befriend one of the Bonds’ work dogs who was also named Jack. Probably the most famous real-life incident involving sled dogs was also the last: the 1925 serum run to Nome, Alaska. Instead, Buck becomes a free dog and changes into a wolf.In Call of the Wild, he was a tame dog that becomes wild.
Will you be watching the movie this weekend? The Call of the Wild follows Buck, a beloved pet from a prominent family, who gets stolen and sold before ending up in the unfamiliar world to the Alaskan Yukon. Much of Buck’s experience in The Call of the Wild is reflective of the life Jack the dog must have led — minus the abduction and abuse, hopefully. Copyright © 2020 KGO-TV. The handwriting is London’s and it reads: “This is Buck x Jack London.”, Special Collections/University of Washington. The dog on the left is Jack, the dog that inspired Buck. We’re so proud of you, Buckley! Special Collections/University of WashingtonThe ceremonial first log of a building for the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition is carried by a team of 11 dogs to the construction site.