MY DOG THE CHAMPION BRINGS INSPIRING STORY OF A CITY GIRL AND HER FOUR-LEGGED FRIEND TO FAMILIES NATIONWIDE
New Feature Film – Starring Dora Madison Burge, Lance Henriksen
And Cody Linley–– Bounds onto DVD for the First Time from
Anchor Bay Entertainment – February 4, 2014
LOS ANGELES, CA – From the city to the country, families from coast-to-coast will experience an uplifting coming-of-age adventure when Anchor Bay Entertainment unleashes My Dog the Champion on DVD. The inspiring story of an unlikely friendship between a born-and-bred teenage city girl and a cattle dog, the new feature film starring Dora Madison Burge (“Dexter,” “Friday Night Lights,” Cowgirls ‘n Angels), Lance Henriksen (Aliens, The Terminator, Aliens vs. Predator) and Cody Linley (“Hannah Montana,” Cheaper by the Dozen) makes its national retail debut on February 4, 2014.
A moving and meaningful story for the whole family, My Dog the Champion (SRP $24.98) begins when Madison (Burge), a spoiled city teen, learns that her mother is being deployed to Afghanistan. She is suddenly forced to uproot to the country and live on her grandfather Billy’s (Henriksen) cattle ranch – in the middle of nowhere. Facing the hardships of farm life and her feelings of loneliness, she befriends Scout, the farm’s old and “useless” cattle dog. The new companions quickly form a special bond. And when the family farm becomes threatened, Madison, with some help from Eli (Linley), a teenage dog trainer, trains Scout to be an agility champion and together they compete with the hope of saving their home. Side by side, the determined duo proves the heart of a champion never dies.
My Dog the Champion, a story of friendship, love, teamwork, and challenges, is a must-have release for families nationwide. The film is executive produced by Arthur E. Benjamin, the founder of the American Dog Rescue, an all-volunteer, non-profit organization that works to rescue and promote the health and well-being of dogs and other animals all across the world. In addition, Scout, the movie’s starring dog, is herself a rescue!
About Anchor Bay Entertainment
Anchor Bay Entertainment is a leading home entertainment company. Anchor Bay acquires and distributes feature films, original television programming, including STARZ Original series, children’s entertainment, anime (Manga Entertainment), fitness (Anchor Bay Fitness), sports, and other filmed entertainment on DVD and Blu-ray™ formats. The company has long term distribution agreements in place for select programming with AMC Networks, RADiUS, and The Weinstein Company. Headquartered in Beverly Hills, CA, Anchor Bay Entertainment has offices in Troy, MI, as well as Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia. Anchor Bay Entertainment (www.anchorbayentertainment.com) is a Starz (NASDAQ: STRZA, STRZB) business, www.starz.com.
My Dog the Champion
Street Date: February 4, 2014
Pre-Book: January 8, 2014
DVD Catalog #: AF00336
DVD UPC #: 01313261669881
Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic
Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish
Retail Price: $24.98
Genre: Action/Adventure, Family
Run Time: 87 Mins
My Dog the Champion is the heartwarming story of a teenage girl who is forced to move to her grandfather’s ranch while her mother is deployed overseas. The beautiful Dora Madison Burge, stars as Madison. She is a delight to watch and brought me back to those fun, crazy, and emotional teenage years. I enjoyed watching her character develop after living the simple farm life and training her grandfather’s dog, Scout.
This movie is funny, lighthearted, and has a cute little love story. It was a great reminder to simplify and focus on the important things in life instead of getting distracted by the busyness of this world. The scenes on Grandpa’s farm reminded me of my love for the country and dreams of living in a ranch home.
The scenery was beautiful in this movie, and I really liked the story line. It was a little slow in the beginning for my 2 and 4 year old children, but they enjoyed watching the farm animals and dog competitions.
I think this would be a great movie for families with tweens and teens. With themes like love, responsibility, and never giving up on others, this is a lovely film for all audiences to enjoy together! My Dog the Champion is a winner all around!