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.