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YMMV: Old Yeller

  • Adaptation Displacement
  • It Was His Sled: The dog contracts rabies and has to be shot.
  • Misaimed Marketing: Since 2005, Disney and Kroger have been selling Old Yeller Dog Food.
  • Nightmare Fuel: Older Yeller when he's infected with rabies.
  • Sequelitis: Savage Sam (the movie at least) is not as well-regarded as Old Yeller.
  • Tear Jerker: Yeah, pretty much.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Arliss tries to open up the corn crib that contains a rabid Old Yeller, even when can clearly see the dog snarling, lunging, barking, and acting not at all like the cuddly family pet.
    • Then there was the incident with the bear cub.