Old Yeller
Old Yeller poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Robert Stevenson
Produced by Walt Disney
Screenplay by Fred Gipson
William Tunberg
Based on Old Yeller 
by Fred Gipson
Starring Dorothy McGuire
Fess Parker
Kevin Corcoran
Tommy Kirk
Music by Oliver Wallace
Will Schaefer
Cinematography Charles P. Boyle
Edited by Stanley E. Johnson
Distributed by Buena Vista Pictures Distribution
Release dates
  • December 25, 1957 (1957-12-25)
Running time
83 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $6,250,000 (US/ Canada rentals) [1]

Old Yeller is a 1957 American drama film produced by Walt Disney. It stars Tommy Kirk, Dorothy McGuire and Beverly Washburn. It is about a boy and a stray dog in post-Civil War Texas. The film is based upon the 1956 Newbery Honor-winning book of the same name by Fred Gipson. Gipson also cowrote the screenplay with William Tunberg. The success of the Old Yeller film led to a sequel, Savage Sam, which was also based on a book by Gipson.

Parodies (Don't delete, but you can add some more)

  1. Old Yeller (1957)/The Amazing World of Gumball
  2. Old Yeller (1957)/The Land Before Time
  3. Old Yeller (1957)/The New Amazing World of Gumball
  4. Old Yeller (1957)/Star Wars
  5. Old Yeller (1957)/Indiana Jones
  6. Old Yeller (1957)/Back to the Future
  7. Old Yeller (1957)/Skunk Fu!
  8. Old Yeller (1957)/T.U.F.F. Puppy
  9. Old Yeller (1957)/Friends
  10. Old Yeller (1957)/Scrubs


  1. "All-Time Top Grossers", Variety, 8 January 1964 p 69