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Jake and Jasper: A Ferret Tale (2011)

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A young boy struggling with the death of his mother finds solace with a ferret named Jasper.


Alison Parker


David B. Beleznay (story), Alison Parker (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Connor Stanhope ... Jake Tyler
Falcor the Ferret ... Jasper
Andrew Jackson ... James Tyler
Nina Hagerty Nina Hagerty ... Jesse Tyler
Blu Mankuma ... Principal Whitney
Steven Love ... Davis
Lini Evans ... Mrs. Tyler
Geoffrey Towe Geoffrey Towe ... Bully
Jeremy Papps Jeremy Papps ... Henchman #1
Michael Dowhaniuk Michael Dowhaniuk ... Henchman #2
Jeremy Leroux ... Fireman #1
Thabo Ketshabetswe Thabo Ketshabetswe ... Fireman #2
Andréa Vawda ... Paramedic #1
Kasey Ryne Mazak ... Paramedic #2
Isabelle Bosco Isabelle Bosco ... Kid at School


Struggling to cope with the recent death of his mother, young Jake Tyler retreats from his family and the world at large. After being involved in a violent fight with some older boys at school, he winds up in the principal's office with his father who is told that Jake might benefit from professional help. Unfortunately, Jake's father has been unable to help himself through the loss of his wife. When not neglecting his son and daughter as a result, he's furious with them. Jesse (Jake's sister) is so fed up with her selfish father that she moves out of the house but not without leaving her pet ferret, Jasper, to keep her brother company. Jake & Jasper become fast friends as the two develop a strong bond. Yet just as this companionship seems on the verge of prying Jake from his shell, his father threatens to take Jasper away. With the thought of losing his best pal, Jake decides to run away from home and the two get lost in a nearby forest. Then when darkness falls Jake & Jasper not ... Written by Parker, Alison

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Plot Keywords:

ferret | loss | forest | loneliness | crisis | See All (8) »


Sometimes All You Need is a Little Friendship.


Short | Family | Romance


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Release Date:

11 November 2011 (Canada) See more »


Box Office


CAD19,000 (estimated)
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The ferret who plays Jasper in this film, Falcor the Ferret, belongs to the director Alison Parker. See more »

Crazy Credits

SPECIAL THANKS: "Peanut and Squeek" Andrea Goldthorpe's Fuzzbutts See more »


Referenced in I Shoot UBCP (2012) See more »


Love Grows One By One
Words & Music by Carol Johnson
Noeldner Music
Performed by Connor Stanhope, Nina Hagerty, and Lini Evans
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How One Ferret Can Make a Difference
5 February 2012 | by pickledferretSee all my reviews

This film depicts the real life relationships between family members and pets. The choreography and music are upbeat and keep things flowing. The actors were superb and played their parts with great emotion and excitement. I give the movie a ten star rating for depicting a ferret as a viable pet and important member of a family. Jasper bonds with Jake and the relationship flourishes. The pair soon become inseparable. And a love is fostered that really shows how well some pets, especially ferrets, make good therapy pets for young and old alike. The director owns a pet ferret and knows best how to portray their unique personalities. Please take the time to "learn" the truth about ferrets. They are such loving, whimsical, comical creatures with uninhibited exuberance!

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