Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero

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  1. Wolfguard

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    Didn't find this in any search. Anyone seen it?




    The Price of Freedom: Stubby

    Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero | Feature Film
     
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    I literally was just looking up random YouTube videos and came across a review for this movie. I thought it was a video release, but apparently it's a wide release motion picture that bombed badly. Which may be a shame, because it looks like it might actually be a nice family film, but I never once saw an advertisement for it.

    Maybe I'll check it out on video.
     
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    I'm so into the history of the WW I and WW II eras, plus love dogs. Definitely going to pick this up once it's on home release.
     
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    I know it's been a while since anyone posted in this thread, but I caught this for the first time on television.

    Fantastic in so many ways. Beautiful. Captures the hardship of war really well for a family film and without being too dark. Handles death really well. Has some endearing humans, and Stubby himself is especially endearing. I really like that he isn't this super anthropomorphized, Disney-esque character, but a loyal, helpful dog in a war who acts like a dog who wants to be with his human friends and is willing to go out of his way to help others.

    It's a real shame this film didn't do well. Hopefully, it makes back some money on home media and television deals, because it's an underrated, underappreciated gem.
     
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    I've seen this pop up on Vudu searches from time to time. If it goes on a good sale, I may have to check it out.
     
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    I definitely enjoyed it. It's a simple, enjoyable little animated film.

    I also liked that it didn't feature any sing along songs like in many Disney films, nor did it have any annoying pop songs.
     
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    Keeping my word, I saw the film on Vudu's Deal of the Weak list for 6.99, so I bought it. Not going to watch it right away, especially when I just bought "Joker" on physical media today, but soon. Thanks for the recommendation, probably wouldn't have considered it without this thread.
     
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    I just saw it, it was way better than I expected.

    The facts about World War One were pretty cool. I also like that Stubby didn't have to talk to be expressive.

    I will probably see the movie again at some point, it was really enjoyable
     
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    Finally took the extra time with MLK Jr Day to watch my copy. That was such a great film. I think it takes the World War I background seriously enough where it could be shown to a Jr High or High School History class for a day or two. Thanks again for the recommendation.