Hey Femm readers. I have another film promo for you this morning. The movie is called, Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero and is being created by Fun Academy Motion Pictures. This movie is based on the true story of a brindle bull terrier mutt who became the mascot of the 102nd Infantry Regiment (U.S.), assigned to the 26th Yankee Division during the Great War (WWI). Stubby stayed bravely with the soldiers on the Western Front. He gave comfort to wounded soldiers, he could sniff out poisonous gas and would give warning barks to the men in the trenches, and he even caught a German solider right in the behind until his comrades took care of him.
He was the first dog ever given rank in the U.S. Army. Stubby earned one wound stripe, three service stripes, and he was presented with medal not only in the U.S. but France as well. He also met three presidents, went to veterans’ commemorations, and was basically an all-out celebrity until his death in 1926. And now his namesake is being turned into an animated feature. The movie focuses on the soldier Robert Conroy, nicknamed Doughboy, who noticed a street dog had followed him to his training camp at Yale University. He tries to get the dog to go away but the little guy remained.
Doughboy gives Stubby his name and a new home in the 102nd Infantry. Soon the army ships out to fight in the trenches in France where they’re joined by a French soldier named, Gaston Baptiste, who goes along with the duo through the horrors of the Great War. Despite that Stubby has no military training he remains alongside his human companions. The movie will have the actors Logan Lerman and Helena Bonham Carter voicing two of the main characters. This film looks like it’ll be a great family feature and is expected in theaters April 13th. That’s all for this blog. ‘til next time.