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"Misty of Chincoteague" is a film made in 1961 and based on the novel by Marguerite Henry. The Hollywood movie features great footage and scenery of the area while casting legendary Chincoteague local people. Misty has inspired a generation of children to dream of owning their own Chincoteague pony.

• Virginia's coastal island of Chincoteague is the home of the film. The video includes things such as "The Pony Swim," an annual event that involves rounding up wild ponies for auction. The story involves two real life characters of Chincoteague, a young brother and sister who capture an elusive mare on Assateague named the Phantom and later own her colt, Misty. This film is an adventure about a special bond between children and wild animals with strong performances and educational benefits.


• Visit the park
• Wildlife
• Lighthouse
• Birdwatching
• Map
• Fishing
• Pony Swim
A great movie adapted from a great book! Based on the novel by Marguerite Henry, "Misty" was filmed on location on Chincoteague and Assateague Island. Misty is a wonderful film for all ages!

Misty (1961) -Out of Stock

Director: James B. Clark

Format: DVD

Price: $24.99

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Misty of Chincoteague
Misty of Chincoteague

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"Wild Ponies of Assateague Island"

One of America's most compelling stories about the legendary Wild Ponies of Assateague Island. Anyone who loves horses & wildlife will adore this documentary film. The greatest footage of the wild ponies you ever seen. Also features the famous pony swim & auction.
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