Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero is produced by a Columbus company – Fun Academy Motion Pictures. Fun Academy has offices in Uptown Columbus and worked on this film for more than two years. More than eighty producers and skilled animators both local to Columbus and overseas contributed to the production. Scratch vocals, or the first vocals to be recorded on an animated film, were also recorded locally at the recording studio above The Loft. The film also holds the distinction of being the first animated war feature to ever be released – it fully avoids graphic war scenes and as a result holds a “PG” rating.
About the film:
With the “War to End all Wars” looming, the life of Army “doughboy” Robert Conroy (Lerman) is forever changed when a little stray dog with a stubby tail wanders into a training camp in New Haven, Connecticut. Conroy gives his new friend a meal, a name, a family and the chance to embark on an adventure that would define a century. Narrated by Robert’s sister Margaret (Bonham Carter), Stubby and his new best friend quickly find themselves in the trenches of France. Befriended by French poilu Soldier Gaston Baptiste (Dépardieu), Stubby accompanies the duo along their epic journey through harsh conditions and incredible acts of courage.
About Sgt. Stubby:
For valorous actions above and beyond his small stature, Stubby is recognized as the most decorated dog in history and the first dog promoted to the rank of Sergeant in the U.S. Army, showing the world that the greatest heroes can come from the unlikeliest of places.
Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero opens nationwide today. Check Fandango for showtimes near you!