Birth: 1952 Death: 1962 Spike - Canine Actor. Rescued by animal trainer Frank Weatherwax from a North Hollywood Animal Shelter, he was trained to perform and do tricks. He auditioned for and won the role of 'Old Yeller' in the 1957 Walt Disney movie "Old Yeller"; which may be his most memorable role.
Well, I've now joined the legions of people who've been emotionally traumatized by this movie. Any thoughts/commiseration from you guys?
"Old Yeller" (1957) .. The rush of sadness you felt when Travis was forced to shoot Old Yeller. I cried and cried.
Old Yeller...a wonderful, poignant Disney movie. Dault's fav
How come no one told me how Old Yeller ends? I guess I'll start reading Where the Red Fern Grows to cheer myself up.
This statue of Old Yeller stands in front of the Mason Public Library in Mason, Texas. The famous story, which became a Disney movie, was written by Mason native Fred Gipson.