The Plague Dogs Poster

Release Date: 1982

DVD Release Date: August 17th, 2004

PG-13|1 hr 43 min

Plot Summary
In this animation, Snitter (John Hurt) and Rowf (Christopher Benjamin) are two dogs trapped in a lab where they are repeatedly abused for testing purposes. One day, they accidentally find a way to unlock their cages and escape. In the wild, they must struggle to survive with the help of their guide, the Tod (James Bolam), a fox. Despite their hopes for a better life, they are discouraged by the increasing lack of food and vicious rumors the government is spreading that they carry the plague.

Cast: John Hurt, Christopher Benjamin, James Bolam, Nigel Hawthorne, Warren Mitchell, Bernard Hepton, Brian Stirner, Penelope Lee

Director: Martin Rosen

Genres: Animated, Adventure

Keywords: Survival, Pursuit, Escape, Friendship, 1980s, Friend, Suspenseful