Family-friendly fare now on DVD

These family-friendly shows lead off with a pair that were produced by Salt Lake-based talent.

"The Wild Stallion" (HaleStone, 2009, G, $16.96). Local filmmaker Craig Clyde's latest stars Miranda Cosgrove, of the Nickelodeon channel's "iCarley" series (though this was filmed before she got that gig).

Cosgrove plays a teen city slicker who yearns to take photos of horses in the wild. She's also curious about the legend of a black stallion that is much talked about, although no one's actually seen the animal.

She and her country-savvy pal (Danielle Chuchran) find the wild horses, including the mysterious black stallion, only to discover thieves are rounding them up for drug experiments.

The impressive adult cast includes Connie Sellecca as a widowed rancher, Fred Ward as Cosgrove's father, Paul Sorvino as the local sheriff and Robert Wagner as the chief bad guy. You may also recognize local actors KC Clyde, in a comic role, and Corbin Allred, atypically playing a villain. Sam Cardon contributes a nicely understated score.

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