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Animation Monday: Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero


This week on Animation Monday, let’s talk about an animated movie that is based on a real-life story.  Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero is based on a World War I story between a young solider and a stray dog.  Their bond was real tight, and it should warm the hearts of all animal lovers everywhere.

Here is the official synopsis:

With the “War to End All Wars” looming, the life of Army “doughboy” Robert Conroy (Logan Lerman) is forever changed when a little stray dog with a stubby tail wanders into training camp in New Haven, Conn. Conroy gives his new friend a meal, a name, a family and a chance to embark on an adventure that would define a century.

Narrated by Robert’s sister Margaret (Helena Bonham Carter), Stubby and his new best friend quickly find themselves in the trenches of France. Befriended by French poilu Soldier Gaston Baptiste (Gérard Depardieu), Stubby accompanies the duo along their epic journey through harsh conditions and incredible acts of courage.

As combat rages around them, Stubby keeps the trenches vermin-free, alerts his comrades-in-arms of incoming attacks, rescues the wounded in No Man’s Land and even catches a German spy! Back home, his exploits make the front pages of newspapers across the country and steal the heart of the nation.

The great news about this movie is, the critic reviews have been very positive with a very high Rotten Tomatoes score.

Here is a video from KGUN9 about the making of the film.

The movie is currently out in theaters now.  And will soon be out on DVD and streaming.  Learn more at: http://www.stubbymovie.com/

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