Benji (1974): Oscar-Nominated Tale of Dog

Joe Camp’s low budget film became a sleeper hit and led to several sequels.  The tale concerns a small dog who thwarts the kidnapping of two children.

The Oscar-nominated song also became popular.

Oscar Nominations: 1

Song: “Benji’s Theme” (I Feel Love), music by Euel Box, lyrics by Betty Box.

The winner was “We May Never Love Like This Again,” by Al Kasha and Joel Hirschhorn from “The Towering Inferno.”