Return to Snowy River

  • Starring: Tom Burlinson, Sigrid Thornton and Brian Dennehy
  • Director(s): Geoff Burrowes
  • Producer(s): Walt Disney Pictures
  • Screenwriter(s): Geoff Burrowes, John Dixon
  • Distributor: Buena Vista Pictures
  • Animal Coordinator: Mary Rose Colman, Sue Concs, Graeme Fry, Max Green II, Steve Harrison, Charlie Lovick, John Lovick, Graydon Marks, Burns Newton, Derek Scott III, Sen Wier
  • Release Date: Friday, April 01, 1988
  • Rating: Unacceptable

Featured Animal Action

The following AHA film review was compiled from archival information and documentation and may not reflect AHA's current criteria for animal action review and rating procedures.

According to AHA reports, a horse was killed during the making of Return to Snowy River, which was filmed in Australia. The Australian S.P.C.A investigated the incident and AHA received no further reports.

The ongoing expansion of the AHA Guidelines for the Safe Use of Animals in Filmed Media has raised the standard of care for animal actors worldwide. In addition, technological advancements have created safe alternatives to risky action, enabling filmmakers to maintain their creative vision without compromising the welfare of animal actors. AHA continues to be a vigilant watchdog for animals in film and television and acknowledges the groundbreaking history of this program while expanding and refining procedures to reflect increased knowledge and new challenges.