Synopsis: A comedy filled with tenderness as a baby raccoon snuggles his way into the life of a lonely boy. He becomes the boy's only companion during his father's frequent absences. Because of Rascal, both father and son realize their responsibility to each other.
Genre: Drama, Family
Director(s): Norman Tokar
Production: Walt Disney Productions
85 min

It was a long time ago...

here in the Wisconsin

of my boyhood...

that a new friend

came into my life...

and stole my heart away.

I often think of him now,

a half a century later...

and I relive in memory

the good times we had together.

He was a member

of our family almost...

for a while anyway...

and I shall never forget him.

I wonder if I can

make it as real for you...

as it is for me still.

I wonder if you

can remember the excitement...

of that last day of school...

when everybody could

hardly wait to get out...

and enjoy

the long, lazy summer ahead.

And also this summer...

my mother's going to teach me

how to use the sewing machine...

and to make upside-down cake.

That sounds like a very

interesting summer, Sarah.

Now, let me see...

whom have I overlooked?

Of course, Lucy.

For my vacation,

we're going to New York City.


And my Aunt Elizabeth is

going to take us to the top...

of the Woolworth Building,

sixty stories high!

And then we're going to

Central Park and Grant's Tomb...

and the Metropolitan Museum!

That's very exciting, Lucy.


And then we're going

to Boston and Bunker Hill...

and Paul Revere's house.

Lucy, if you tell us

everything now...

there won't be anything left

to tell us next fall.

Yes, gice Whalen.

And how about you, Sterling?

Hey... come to the party.

Sorry, gice Whalen.

And what kind of excitement...

are you going to stir up

this summer, Sterling?

Well, mostly I'm going

to be working on my canoe.

Canoe? Is that what this is?

Yes, ma'am.

It's a design my Pa worked out.

From the kind the Indians used.

I'm very impressed.

Well, we have only

a few moments more...

so I'd like to wish you all

a very pleasant summer.

Be sure that you don't

have any books with you...

that should be left behind.

Bye! I'll send you a postcard!

Sterling, what else will you

be doing this summer...

besides working on your canoe?

Will you be going with your

father on one of his trips?

Well, he goes by himself.

You see, he sells real estate

all over the place.

Well, you don't want

a kid hanging around...

when you're doing that.

I see.

Well, you won't be alone.

Your sister Theo has been

taking care of things...

since your mother

passed away, hasn't she?

Yes, ma'am.

But she has to go back

to Chicago tomorrow.

Bye, gice Whalen.

Have a nice summer.

Sterling, I'll be working

at the library this summer...

and you can stop by.

Wowser, how are you, boy?

Huh? Ha ha!

Come on, get in there.

Pa! Hi, Pa!


How are you, boy? Ha ha ha!

Fine. Theo was afraid

you wouldn't get home in time.

Well, now, she ought

to know better than that.

I always get home, don't it?

Come on, jump in!

-How about my bike?

We'll pick it up later.

I've got something to show you.


-Out at Lake Koshkonong.

Well, what do you think it is?

A bobcat?

You're getting warm.

You got a rough idea,

haven't you, boy?

A panther?

A lynx.

They live in Canada.

This one lives right here.

At the moment, anyway.

Hasn't been four hours since

he put those tracks there...

and a good size cat it is

from the looks of them.

There he is.

Well, you want

to remember that, son.

He's probably the first lynx

in these woods in forty years.

What's he doing

so far from home?

Oh, he's a rambler, I guess.

Like me.



Who made it?

Farmer's wife in Minnesota.

I told her I had a boy

who liked apple pie.

Good, isn't it?



Mmm. They're awful busy.


Yes. Special kind of bird.

To me, anyway.

Your mother and I used to

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