Marching into theaters across North America in conjunction with the Great War’s 100th Anniversary
Fun Academy™ Motion Pictures has set an April 13, 2018 domestic release date for Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero, a new animated feature based on the life and times of the United States Army’s most decorated dog. (original press release)
THE CREATIVE TEAM
The film is produced by Labyrinth Media & Publishing, Ltd. with animation by Mikros Image, a Technicolor company, from their studios in Paris and Montreal. Fun Academy will distribute the film throughout North America.
The film features the voices of Logan Lerman (Percy Jackson & the Olympians, Perks of Being a Wallflower) alongside Academy Award® nominees Helena Bonham Carter (The King’s Speech, Harry Potter franchise) and Gérard Depardieu (Cyrano de Bergerac, The Life of Pi). The film will also feature a score by award-winning composer Patrick Doyle (Brave, Cinderella).
Sgt. Stubby is produced by Laurent Rodon and Richard Lanni, who co-wrote the original screenplay with Mike Stokey. César Award-nominated filmmaker Bibo Bergeron (Shark Tale) will serve as head of story and 2016 Annie Award nominee Céline Desrumaux (The Little Prince) as production designer.
Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero is the incredible true story of a stray mutt and the lasting bond he forged with the doughboys of the 26th “Yankee” Division at the onset of America’s entry into World War I.
As writer and executive producer Richard Lanni explains, “2018 marks the 100th anniversary of American involvement in the WWI, leading up to the armistice in November. Our film will be part of the global conversation about the Great War and remembering those who served.”
After being adopted off the streets by Private First Class Robert Conroy, Stubby saved hundreds of lives by sounding the alarm for incoming attacks and catching an enemy spy in the trenches. For his valorous actions, Stubby was the first dog to be promoted in U.S. Army history.