In Jasper National Park, the wolves, Kate and Humphrey, have known each other since puppyhood, but they are on the oppose ends of the Western Pack's social structure with Kate as the energetic Alpha daughter of the pack leader and Humphrey being the good humoured Omega. That social structure forces Kate to accept an arranged marriage with Garth of the Eastern Pack to unite the packs for peace, regardless of Humphrey's hopeless attraction for her. Before that union can occur, Kate and Humphrey are captured by the park's rangers and sent to an Idaho park as part of a wolf repopulation project. Mindful of her duties, Kate is determined to return to Jasper and Humphrey offers to help with the assistance of two odd geese. However, as this disparate pair struggle through the dangers to get home, a growing mutual appreciation of their talents and then a deeper love threatens to disastrously complicate everything if they make it back.
A Pawsome 3D Adventure Pack man The goose is loose Grrrl power He'll quack you up
Miscellaneous When the train crosses the bridge you can clearly see that it's pulled by a steam locomotive. This obsolete technology is only ever used for tourism or specialty trips. For routine commerce, a Diesel electric locomotive would be used.
Continuity When Humphrey and Kate go to sneak aboard the truck, the bottom door is opened during Kate's failed attempt, yet a few moments later the bottom door is closed again with nobody having closed it.
Continuity When Kate and Humphrey land in the boxcar, both doors are open, but when the train is nearing Jasper Park, only one door is open; the one facing the park.
Continuity When Humphrey is water-skiing on the river while being pulled by Marcel, Kate is on the right bank. After Humphrey gets launched into the air and tries to use Marcel's wings to fly back to the ground, they land on the left side of the river. Kate appears right above them. She was on the other side of the river, and she doesn't appear to have swum.
Continuity In one shot shortly after Kate and Humphrey board the train, the view switches to a shot of the train as it crosses a bridge. In the span of about five seconds, it switches from day to night.
Continuity When Marcel was dragging Humphrey through the air, he flies in such a manner to make Humphrey impact a tree branch with his stomach, causing him to let go and leaving him hanging from the tree by his front paws. In the next shot of Humphrey, he has all four paws on the tree branch and is able to leap after Marcel.
Continuity In the fight scene near the end, Kate is shown looking around for Humphrey. She has a flower in her hair, and when she turns around the flower is gone.
Crew/Equipment Visible When Humphrey gets attacked by a bear, you can see what appears to be a boom mic at the top right corner of the screen for a split second.
Errors in Geography The wolves chase large caribou herds in Jasper National Park, but in actuality caribou are almost extinct in the park. According to the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada, fewer than 30 are still in the park.
Factual Mistake The wolf packs in the movie are not structured the way real packs are. The movie packs have several alphas and omegas. In a real pack, there are two alphas, the alpha male and alpha female - they are the pack leaders and the pack's only breeding pair. The rest of the pack is made up of their siblings and offspring. There is only one omega - that is the name for the lowest-ranked wolf in the pack. (But of course, real wolves don't have arranged marriages either.)
Factual Mistake Some of the wolves in the movie, such as Humphrey, are depicted with blue eyes. Whilst this is a common mistake, perhaps due to confusion with Huskies, in reality wolves never have blue eyes - their eyes can be yellow, brown, orange or pale green.
Factual Mistake On the night of the howling, the moon is depicted as a waning moon (its right side is becoming dark as the terminator is moving west across its face). The next night, as Kate and Humphrey are on the train, they're howling at a full moon, which should be most of a month in the future.
Dennis Hopper's last film.
Wolves from Alberta, Canada, were really used to repopulate Yellowstone National Park.
Lionsgate's biggest grossing animation feature to date.
The names of the 2 main characters are Humphrey and Kate, which are the names of actors and friends who co-starred in The African Queen (Humphrey Bogart and Katherine Hepburn).
The first film of a series of five movies released in a seven-month period that set the record of the worst debut for a 3D movie. This movie debuted to $9.1 million, setting the then-record, losing it to My Soul to Take (2010) ($6.8 million) three weeks later, which lost it to Gulliver's Travels (2010) ($6.3 million) 11 weeks later, which lost it to Drive Angry (2011) ($5.2 million) 10 weeks later, which lost it to Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil (2011) ($4.1 million) nine weeks later.
The actors, directors and crew would actually act out the performances themselves and then send out the footage to the main studio in Mumbai, India to be fully animated.
The license plate on the camping couple's truck reads "A113" This refers to a classroom at CalArts.
Garth's birdie body count for his bad howling is 29 birds.
Gained a cult following among audiences and developed a decent fan-base. It's also Crest Animations' most famous and popular film.
The Northern Pacific (the road name on some of the boxcars) was a real railroad.
Jasper Park is based upon a real place in Canada, Jasper National Park, which is located in the western Canadian province of Alberta within the chain of the Rocky Mountains. The park portrayed in the movie is a fictionalized version of the factual place.
WELCOME TO MOVIEBUFF
Your ticket to the movies!
Sign up and get access to some cool features. Create watchlists, check in at movies, rate them or even write whole reviews! You can also share literally everything on Moviebuff with your friends, enemies, frenemies, family, babysitter or pets. Is that enough incentive for you?