The Plague Dogs

The Plague Dogs
The Plague Dogs

Year

1982

Duration

82 minutes

Genres

Animation

Language

English

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Synopsis

Adapted from a book by Richard Adams (Watership Down), this animated film is a fierce attack on the use of animals in laboratory experiments. Two dogs, Rowf and Snitter, escape from a secret government facility and are pursued by their former tormentors (who may have exposed them to the bubonic plague virus). It's angry, heart-breaking and tough to watch, but this also shows that all genres of film have the ability to highlight important issues and stir up debate.

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PG Classification

Contains mild language, violence and scenes of animals suffering

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