- This article is about the novel. For films and other uses, see White Fang (disambiguation).
First edition cover
|Media type||Print (Serial, Hardback & Paperback)|
|Pages||298 pp (2001 Scholastic paperback)|
|Preceded by||The Call of the Wild|
- White Fang is the book's main character. He is three-quarters wolf and one-quarter dog. He is born wild but becomes more dog-like after Grey Beaver domesticates him. He grows up fierce and unloved, constantly bullied by other dogs, like Lip-Lip, and becomes a fighting dog after Beauty Smith buys him. He eventually becomes more loving and friendly after he is bought and tamed by Weedon Scott. He saves Judge Scott’s life by killing Jim Hall and eventually has six pups with Collie.
- Weedon Scott is White Fang's third master and the first to show affection towards him. He saves White Fang from the bulldog Cherokee and forcefully buys him from Beauty Smith. He tries to tame White Fang and slowly gains his trust, then finally his love. He takes White Fang to live with him in California.
- Grey Beaver is White Fang's first master. He is harsh and shows no affection for his dog, but White Fang still displays loyalty toward him out of respect for his superiority. Grey Beaver only sells White Fang after becoming addicted to alcohol.
- Kiche is White Fang's mother; she is known as the "she-wolf" at the beginning of the novel. She is half wolf, half dog and used to be Grey Beaver’s brother’s dog, but escaped during a famine. When she returns to the Native Americans, she gets sent away from White Fang and only sees him once more in the novel, where she chases him off to protect her new pups.
- Lip-Lip is a canine pup who also lives in the Native American village. He brutally bullies White Fang throughout his puppyhood and encourages the other dogs to attack him. White Fang kills him after he flees into the woods during a famine
- Beauty Smith is White Fang's second master. He is an ugly man who gets Grey Beaver addicted to alcohol so that he can buy White Fang. He trains White Fang to become a fighting dog. He tries to steal White Fang back after Scott forcefully buys him, but White Fang brutally attacks him.
- One Eye is White Fang's father. He is full wolf and kills his rivals to mate with Kiche. He is killed by a lynx when he tries to rob her den for food during a famine.
- Jim Hall is a criminal who escapes from prison after Judge Scott unjustly sentences him. He attempts to murder Judge Scott, but White Fang attacks and kills him.
- Judge Scott is Weedon Scott's father. He does not trust White Fang completely until he saves his life from Jim Hall.
- Collie is a sheepdog on Scott’s farm. She does not trust White Fang at first, but he works his way into her confidence, and they become mates.
- Henry is a musher who appears in the first part of the novel with Bill. He is the only one who escapes being eaten by the wolves.
- Bill is a musher who appears in the first part of the novel with Henry. The wolves eat him when he attempts to go after the pack with a gun.
- Mit-sah is Grey Beaver's son. He runs White Fang and the other puppies on a sled.
- Matt is Scott's musher. He feeds White Fang and works him on the sled during the day.
- Cherokee is a bulldog that faces White Fang during one of the fights Beauty Smith hosts. He is the only dog to ever get close to killing White Fang until Weedon Scott saves him
The Lion King
|The Lion King|
|Produced by||Don Hahn|
|Music by||Hans Zimmer|
|Edited by||Ivan Bilancio|
|Distributed by||Buena Vista Pictures|
|Box office||$987.5 million|
- Matthew Broderick as Simba, son of Mufasa and Sarabi, who grows up to become King of the Pride Lands. Joseph Williams provided adult Simba's singing voice. Mark Henn and Ruben A. Aquino respectively served as the supervising animators for young and adult Simba.
- James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Simba's father, King of the Pride Lands as the film begins. Tony Fucile served as the supervising animator for Mufasa.
- Jeremy Irons as Scar, Mufasa's younger brother and Simba's uncle, who usurps the throne. Andreas Deja served as the supervising animator for Scar.
- Moira Kelly as Nala, Simba's best friend and later his wife. Sally Dworsky provided her singing voice. Aaron Blaise andAnthony de Rosa respectively served as the supervising animators for young and adult Nala.
- Nathan Lane as Timon, a wise-cracking and self-absorbed yet somewhat loyal meerkat who becomes one of Simba's best friends and adoptive parents. Michael Surrey served as his supervising animator.
- Ernie Sabella as Pumbaa, a naive warthog who suffers from flatulence and is Timon's best friend and also becomes one of Simba's best friends and adoptive parents. Tony Bancroft served as his supervising animator.
- Robert Guillaume as Rafiki, a wise old mandrill (although, while counseling Simba, he jokes that "you are a baboon, and I am not") who serves as shaman of the Pride Lands and presents newborn cubs of the King and Queen to the animals of the Pride Lands. James Baxter served as the supervising animator for Rafiki.
- Rowan Atkinson as Zazu, a hornbill who serves as the king's majordomo (or "Mufasa's little stooge", as Shenzi calls him). Ellen Woodbury served as the supervising animator for Zazu.
- Madge Sinclair as Sarabi, Mufasa's mate, Simba's mother, and the leader of the lioness hunting party. Russ Edmonds served as the supervising animator for Sarabi.
- The three hyenas who serve Scar were animated by Alex Kupershmidt and David Burgess.
- Whoopi Goldberg as Shenzi, the sassy and short-tempered female leader of the trio.
- Cheech Marin as Banzai, an aggressive and hot-headed hyena prone to complaining and acting on impulse.
- Jim Cummings as Ed, a dim-witted hyena who does not talk, only communicating through laughter. Cummings also voiced a gopher that talks with Zazu and replaced Irons as Scar in certain lines of "Be Prepared" after Irons blew his voice.
- Zoe Leader as Sarafina, Nala's mother, who is shown briefly talking to Simba's mother, Sarabi.
Original theatrical run
IMAX and large-format
Sequels and spin-offs
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||John Roberts|
|Produced by||Mark Gordon|
Allyson Lyon Segan
|Written by||Laurie Craig|
|Narrated by||Jay Mohr|
|Music by||John Debney|
|Edited by||Bruce Cannon|
|Distributed by||DreamWorks Pictures|
|Box office||$26.9 million|
- Jay Mohr as the voice of Paulie, a blue-crowned conure, and Benny
- Tony Shalhoub as Misha, a recent US immigrant from East Europe
- Gena Rowlands as Ivy, a widowed artist
- Hallie Eisenberg as Marie Alweather, a young girl who stutters
- Trini Alvarado as Adult Marie
- Cheech Marin as Ignacio, an entertainer
- Bruce Davison as Dr. Reingold, a biological research Scientist
- Buddy Hackett as Artie, owner of a pawn shop
- Matt Craven as Warren Alweather, Marie's father
- Bill Cobbs as Virgil
- Tia Texada as Ruby and the voice of Lupe, a Jandaya parakeet
- Laura Harrington as Lila Alweather, Marie's mother
- Jerry Winsett as Mr. Tauper
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Awards and nominations
|ALMA Award||Outstanding Actor in a Feature Film - Cheech Marin||Nomination|
|ALMA Award||Outstanding Actress in a Feature Film - Trini Alvarado||Nomination|
|BAFTA Children's Award||Best Children's Feature Film||Won|
|Bronze Gryphon||Early Screens - John Roberts||Won|
|Young Artist Award||Best family feature - Comedy||Nomination|
|Young Artist Award||Best performance in a feature film - Young Actress aged ten or under - Hallie Kate Eisenberg||Nomination|
|Young Artist Award||Best performance by a young actress in a comedy film - Hallie Kate Eisenberg||Nomination|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Zack Snyder|
by Frank Miller
|Music by||Tyler Bates|
|Edited by||William Hoy|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros. Pictures|
|Box office||$456.1 million|
- Gerard Butler as Leonidas, King of Sparta.
- David Wenham as Dilios, narrator and Spartan soldier.
- Lena Headey as Queen Gorgo, Queen of Sparta (Gorgo has a larger role in the film than she does in the comic book, where she only appears in the beginning).
- Giovanni Cimmino as Pleistarchus, son of Leonidas and Gorgo (Pleistarchus does not feature in the comic book).
- Dominic West as Theron, a fictional corrupt Spartan politician (Theron is not featured in the comic book).
- Vincent Regan as Captain Artemis, Leonidas' loyal captain and friend.
- Tom Wisdom as Astinos, Captain Artemis' eldest son. In the film Astinos has a constant presence until he dies. In the comic book Astinos is only mentioned when he dies.
- Andrew Pleavin as Daxos, an Arcadian leader who joins forces with Leonidas.
- Andrew Tiernan as Ephialtes, a deformed Spartan outcast and traitor.
- Rodrigo Santoro as King Xerxes, King of Persia.
- Stephen McHattie as The Loyalist, a loyal Spartan politician.
- Michael Fassbender as Stelios, a young, spirited and highly skilled Spartan soldier.
- Peter Mensah as a Persian messenger who gets kicked into the well by Leonidas.
- Kelly Craig as Pythia, an Oracle to the Ephors.
- Tyler Neitzel as young Leonidas.
- Robert Maillet as Uber Immortal (giant), a muscular and deranged Immortal who battles Leonidas during the Immortal fight.
- Patrick Sabongui as the Persian General who tries to get Leonidas to comply at the end of the battle.
- Leon Laderach as Executioner, a hulking, clawed man who executes men who have displeased Xerxes.
- Tyrone Benskin as the whip-wielding Persian Emissary.
Promotion and release
Depictions of Persians and Iran's reaction
In popular culture
- These include the short United 300, which won the Movie Spoof Award at the 2007 MTV Movie Awards and a visual parody of Night at the Museum.
- Skits based upon the film have appeared on Saturday Night Live and Robot Chicken, the latter of which mimicked the visual style of 300 in a parody set during the American Revolutionary War, titled "1776"; and in another episode there were several segments in which Leonidas shouts, "This is...(something)!" and kicks a nearby object.
- 20th Century Fox released Meet the Spartans, a spoof of 300 directed by Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer. Universal Pictures was planning a similar parody, titled National Lampoon's 301: The Legend of Awesomest Maximus Wallace Leonidas.
- 300 was parodied in an episode of South Park named "D-Yikes!".
- In the game Deadliest Warrior: The Game, there is an achievement called "That was Sparta!" that is obtained by killing 300 Spartans.
- In the video game Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands, there is a Heroic Challenge called "This is Persia", which is completed by causing an enemy to fall to their death down a bottomless pit.
- In the game God of War: Ghost of Sparta, a secret move called the Might of Sparta can be unlocked. This move is a powerful kick which resembles the "THIS IS SPARTA!" kick used in 300 that can deal immense damage to enemies and break their shields without using special attacks.
- On February 21, 2010, the German heavy metal band Heaven Shall Burn played a show at Szene in Vienna, Austria called "Defending Sparta"; the band dressed as Spartans on stage and ticket sales for the show were limited to 300.
- 300, particularly its pithy quotations, has been "adopted" by the student body of Michigan State University (whose nickname is the Spartans), with chants of "Spartans, what is your profession?" becoming common at sporting events starting after the film's release, and Michigan State basketball head coach Tom Izzo dressed as Leonidas at one student event.
- King Leonidas's costume and spear, as depicted by Gerard Butler in the film, is featured in God of War: Ascension's multiplayer. It was an exclusive pre-order bonus for those who bought the game from GameStop.
- 305 is a 2008 mockumentary parodying 300 and done in the style of The Office.
- South Korean variety show Running Man member Kim Jong-kook is known for his sudden appearances that are often accompanied by the soundbite "Sparta!" taken from the movie, earning the nickname "Sparta-kooks".
- Leonidas was pitted against Master Chief (Halo) in an episode of the YouTube series Epic Rap Battles of History.
- In the online multiplayer game, League of Legends, a spartan-inspired playable character named "Pantheon" includes voiceover lines which reference 300. These include, "Getting kicked into a well is the least of your worries" and one in which the character states his profession to be a baker, rather than a warrior, as in 300.
- Mad Magazine did their parody "BOO!" in its September 2007 issue #481, written by Desmond Devlin and illustrated by Mort Drucker.
- Nate Ebner, a football player with the New England Patriots in the National Football League and formerly with the Ohio State Buckeyes, was nicknamed "Leonidas," after the Greek warrior-king hero of Sparta acted by Gerard Butler in the movie 300, because of his intense workout regimen, and his beard.