Willem Dafoe Is a Champion Dogsled Trainer in Disney+ Original Movie ‘Togo’

Today Disney+ shares the full-length trailer for its new original film starring Willem Dafoe, titled Togo. The movie tells the true story of Leonhard Seppala (played by Dafoe) and his lead sled dog, Togo, as they journeyed across the Alaskan tundra in the winter of 1925. This particular incident also inspired the 1995 animated film, Balto.

When a life-threatening epidemic breaks in Nome, Alaska, champion dogsled trainer Leonhard Seppala is tasked with venturing 600 miles to retrieve the cure. Leading the journey is Seppala’s aging companion and lead sled dog, Togo.

Julianne Nicholson stars alongside Dafoe in Togo, which is written by Tom Flynn and directed by Ericson Core. The Disney+ original comes to the streaming platform on December 20.

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