'Togo': Release date, plot, cast, trailer, and all you need to know about the Disney + movie on the brave sled dog

'Togo': Release date, plot, cast, trailer, and all you need to know about the Disney + movie on the brave sled dog
Willem Dafoe in Togo

'Togo', an American drama film is based on a true story following the trainer Leonard Seppala whose job was to transport an antitoxin serum to help with the diphtheria epidemic in Nome, Alaska. In order to save the lives of very sick people, mostly children he has to train his determined dog Togo, who out-runs the rest of the dogs and becomes the leader of this much needed dog-sled team.

Release date

The film is set to release on December 20, 2019 on Disney+.


The premise of the show according to its synopsis is based on 'two key figures in the 1925 serum run to Nome, also known as the Great Race of Mercy, in which dog-sled teams relayed to transport diphtheria antitoxin serum through harsh conditions over nearly 700 miles to save the Alaskan town of Nome from an epidemic.' With a cure to a deadly epidemic 600 miles away, the town depends on Leonhard Seppala to transport the antitoxin serum. It follows the story of a sled dog named Togo who led the 1925  serum run but was said to be weak to lead such a purposeful race - he proves to be more than the lead of his dog sled team.



The cast of this heartwarming true story includes Willem Dafoe, Julianne Nicholson, Christopher Heyerdahl, Michael Gaston, Michael McElhatton, Jamie McShane, Michael Greyeyes, Thorbjørn Harr, Shaun Benson, and Nikolai Nikolaeff.

Dafoe who plays Leonhard Seppala in 'Togo', has portrayed man true stories and is known for his roles as T.S. Eliot in 'Tom & Viv' (1994), Vincent van Gogh in 'At Eternity's Gate' (2018) and Pier Paolo Pasolini in 'Pasolini' (2014).

Willem Dafoe attends the "Motherless Brooklyn" Arrivals during the 57th New York Film Festival on October 11, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Film at Lincoln Center)

Julianne Nicholson plays Leonhard Seppala's wife  Constance Seppala is known for her role as Detective Megan Wheeler on 'Law & Order: Criminal Intent' and was also part of the film adaption of 'August: Osage County'

Julianne Nicholson attends the "Initials SG" screening - 2019 Tribeca Film Festival at SVA Theater on April 28, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Dominik Bindl/Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festival)



The film was directed by Ericson Core, produced by Kim Zubick, and written by Tom Flynn while Douglas S. Jones serving as executive producer.



The trailer for Togo showcases an inspiring yet thrilling adventure series of events that will certainly warm the hearts of dog lovers enough to thaw the raging blizzard in the film.

Where to watch

Catch 'Togo'  on Disney+ on December 20, 2019

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