Bella's incredible adventures

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German title Bella's incredible adventures
Original title A Dog's Way Home
Country of production United States
original language English
Publishing year 2019
length 96 minutes
Age rating FSK 0
Director Charles Martin Smith
script W. Bruce Cameron ,
Cathryn Michon
production W. Bruce Cameron,
Gavin Polone
music Mychael Danna
camera Peter Menzies junior
cut David S. Clark ,
Debra Neil-Fisher ,
Sabrina Plisco

The Amazing Adventures of Bella (Original title: A Dog's Way Home ) is an American movie from the year 2019 by Charles Martin Smith with Jonah Hauer-King, Ashley Judd , Edward James Olmos and Alexandra Shipp . In the United States, the film was released on January 11, 2019. The German theatrical release took place on January 24, 2019.


Bella, a pit bull hybrid, was born in a demolished house in Denver . Her mother and her siblings are taken away by animal hunters, Bella is taken in by a mother cat and can continue to live under the ruins of the house. The young resident doctor Lucas, who lives with his mother Terri in the house across the street and regularly feeds the cat family, wants to show his friend Olivia the cats under the house. When little Bella comes out, Lucas decides to take Bella with him so that she can keep his mother company.

The bond between the dog Bella and her master Lucas has grown closer and closer over the years. She likes to chew on his shoes, regularly causes chaos with her inquisitive and playful manner and is part of the family. The little puppy grows into a big, strong dog. Bella supports, among other things, the rehabilitation of the depressed war veteran Terri and some of her fellow sufferers in the veterans home. One day her hunting instincts run wild with her, she follows a squirrel through an open window and is caught by the animal welfare service. A city law prohibits citizens from keeping pit bulls; in order for Lucas to keep Bella, he is forced to move to the outskirts of Denver. Until the move, Bella is staying with Olivia's uncle and aunt in Farmington , New Mexico .

Bella misses her owner very much and runs away. Bella tries to find her way back to Lucas on her own. To do this, she has to cover over 400 miles or more than 600 kilometers through the wilderness and over the snow-covered Rocky Mountains and experiences a number of adventures. Among other things, she has to come up with tricks to get food, meets other animals such as pumas , elks and wolves and saves the life of a person who was buried by an avalanche by helping to find it.


The German synchronization took over the Berliner Synchron . The dialogue book was written by Nana Spier , who also directed the dialogue.

role actor Voice actor
Bella Bryce Dallas Howard Manja Doering
Lucas Jonah Hauer-King Konrad Bösherz
Terri Ashley Judd Anke Reitzenstein
Gavin Barry Watson Kim Hasper
Olivia Alexandra Shipp Magdalena Turba
Axel Edward James Olmos Christian Brückner
Dr. Gann Benjamin Ratner Marco Ammer
Drew Rolando Boyce Tino Kießling
Kurch Chris Bauer Michael Iwannek
Rick Spencer Drever Oliver Szerkus
Steve Cesar De León Daniel Montoya
Taylor Motell Gyn Foster Peter Sura
walker Troy Rudolph Peter Flechtner

Production and Background

Filming took place from October 16 to December 15, 2017 in Vancouver , Ladner , Hope and around Whistler Mountain in British Columbia , Canada . The film was produced by Bona Film Group, Columbia Pictures and Pariah. Production costs were around $ 18 million.

The story is based on the novel A Dog's Way Home by W. Bruce Cameron, who was also involved in the script and, among other things, had also written the template for Bailey - A Friend for Life . In the English original, the bitch Bella is spoken by Bryce Dallas Howard . Both trained and animated animals can be seen in the film.

The subject of the book and film - dog finds its way back to its people over great distances - has already been filmed several times: The incredible journey (1963), Back home - the incredible journey (1993).


Horst-Günther Fiedler wrote in TV-Media : "Simple story, but great animal feelings". The film would rightly rely on the effects of ex-junkyard stray Shelby, who portrays Bella. Dog lovers need strong nerves and some handkerchiefs to cheer.

Oliver Kube decided on film releases that the eponymous bitch was to fall in love with and that her story warmed the heart. The CGI effects failed in too many moments, which would give the film a bad taste. Similar to Franco Schedl on, who said that the computer-animated animals would appear very unrealistic. Also, the story is "in parts quite naive and quite constructed together". On the other hand, the film would offer entertaining and exciting family entertainment.

In Germany it has registered 101,453 visitors so far.

Web links

Individual evidence

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