April 6, 1917: The US Declares War on Germany

Celebrating the achievements and remembering the sacrifices of Americans during World War I Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero is the first feature-length film based on the life and times of the U.S. Army’s most decorated dog. While the film is an animated interpretation of Stubby’s incredible true story, Fun Academy Motion Pictures is honored to partner…

The Women of World War I

Doughnut Dollies, Hello Girls, Blue Star Moms, and Girl Scouts The story of Sgt. Stubby is the story of a man, a dog, and a nation finding an identity in the world. Part of that identity would involve a new view of women in American society. Our film is told through the voice of Robert Conroy’s sister, Margaret (portrayed by Helena…

The Military Mascots of WWI

Originally posted on The Unwritten Record:
“John Bull” – the mascot of the 77th Aero Force. 165-WW-472A-49 Years before the United States Marine Corps officially adopted the bulldog as its mascot or the United States Military academy adopted the mule, many military regiments adopted mascots and pets. Some were donated by local groups and many…

National Arts and Humanities Month

“In diverse mediums and methods — whether through the themes of a novel, the movement of a dancer, or a monologue on a stage — the arts enrich our souls, inspire us to chase our dreams, and challenge us to see things through a different lens.” – President Obama, 2016