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I am so excited to share with you this new film, SGT. Stubby: An American Hero. This new animated film is based on a true story of the first and most decorated war dog in American history. Along with information about the film, we have an amazing movie screening prize pack for one lucky reader. So make sure you check out this fantastic family film and enter to win below.
SGT. STUBBY: AN AMERICAN HERO was released today on all formats (DVD, Blu-Ray, and Digital) from Paramount Home Media Distribution. It features an all-star voice cast and has received the Dove Foundation’s “All Ages” Seal of Approval and Parents’ Choice Gold Award. After watching the film, I can see why it has received these rewards and the positive reviews by critics everywhere. The animation format helps to keep children engaged, while the narration provides the necessary information to keep the story moving. Our viewing party comprised of a 2 year old, 14 year old, and two 40-somethings and we all find the movie endearing, adorable, and am awesome story. The movie is rated PG For some thematic elements as the film does take place during World War I but did contain anything graphic in my opinion to startle little ones.
This little-known true story showcases the unbreakable bond between a young soldier and a stray dog on the brink of America’s entry into World War I. For his valorous feats, Stubby is still recognized today as the first dog promoted to the rank of Sergeant in the U.S. Army and the most decorated dog in American history. He is also widely considered the forerunner to the U.S. Army’s working dog program. The delightful animated film shows the world that the greatest heroes can come from the unlikeliest places.
The true story of Sgt. Stubby has resonated with audiences of all ages, including parents, educators, animal lovers, military supporters and history buffs alike. The film has been selected as an official project of the United States World War I Centennial Commission and its French counterpart, La Mission du Centenaire 1914-18; additional endorsements and educational partners include the American Legion, the Connecticut State Library, the National Infantry Museum Foundation, the National World War I Museum & Memorial and the Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes.
Beyond his military exploits, Stubby’s status as an adopted stray has resulted in nearly a century of recognition by animal rescues and welfare organizations. As part of the film’s theatrical release, Fun Academy partnered with more than 90 regional and national animal organizations across all 50 states – including the Humane Society of the United States and the Westminster Kennel Club – to shine a light on the human-animal bond and the amazing things adopted animals can do when given a chance in life.
You can find a wide variety of resources for use with the film as an education aid, crafts that relate to the story, coloring pages, and learn more about SGT.Stubby by visiting the website here-> STUBBY MOVIE
About the Real-Life Stubby: Before he was a hero, Stubby was homeless, unwanted, unwashed and unloved, scrounging for scraps on the streets until he was taken in by Private First Class Robert Conroy of the 102nd Infantry Regiment, 26th “Yankee” Division.
In France, Stubby saw frontline action in four offensives and 17 battles. He found wounded soldiers, saved an entire company by alerting the men to don gas masks and even caught a German spy. After the recapture of Château-Thierry, the women of the town made him an embroidered jacket that would serve as Stubby’s uniform and display his numerous awards throughout the rest of his career.
Returning home to a hero’s welcome, Stubby and Conroy toured the country leading victory parades and met three sitting U.S. presidents, among other honors.
The SGT. STUBBY: AN AMERICAN HERO Blu-ray and DVD both include a digital copy along with special features.
- “The Making of a Hero” Featurette with Behind-the-Scenes Footage and Cast Interviews
- “Real to Reel” The True Story of Sgt. Stubby
- “Animating History” The Art of Sgt. Stubby
- Historical Image Gallery
- Spanish Subtitles « Closed Captioning « Descriptive Audio
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December 11 – 19, 2018 , US
SGT.STUBBY: An American Hero Movie Prize Pack
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