I blame Disney Corp for "cutsifying" the public's perception of all animal stories. White Fang follows a part-wolf, part-domestic dog set loose in the Alaskan wild to make its way. There's nothing cute about it- nature is brutal and unforgiving, even through the eyes of a fervant nature-lover like Jack London. Obviously much can be read into the tale, regarding race (bzw. breed) relations, the dog-eat-dog nature of our own society, and the substance of leadership.