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Celebrate National K9 Veterans Day with Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero + Giveaway

stubby the war dog giveawayIn school, when we learn about the wars of the past we don’t hear too much about those involved. Occasionally we may hear a story from a hero, but usually those are from people we know first hand. But did you know that on the front lines were dogs as well? One of the first dogs that was awarded for his heroism was Stubby and this year to celebrate National K9 Veterans Day, we are honoring him. Today we’re honoring the day when the U.S. military officially recruited its first Military Working Dog – then called the U.S. Army K9 Corps – in 1942 by telling a bit of his story and hosting a fun giveaway all about Sgt. Stubby!

As documented in history books but largely forgotten today, the heartwarming CG-animated feature Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero from Fun Academy Studios, based on the incredible true story of the unbreakable bond between a young Soldier and a stray dog, is coming to theatres across the U.S. on April 13!

See the new trailer here:

For his valorous feats, Stubby is still recognized today as the first dog promoted to the rank of Sergeant in the U.S. Army, and the most decorated dog in American history! Set against the backdrop of America’s entry into World War I, this CG-animated feature shows the world that the greatest heroes can come from the unlikeliest of places.

stubby the war dog giveawayBeyond his military exploits, Stubby’s status as an adopted stray has resulted in nearly a century of recognition by animal rescues and welfare organizations and Fun Academy has partnered with more than 70 regional and national animal organizations across all 50 states to shine a light on the human-animal bond and the amazing things adopted animals can do when given a chance in life.

Check out the fun FREE ACTIVITY PACK at for more fun facts about Stubby plus some exciting activities, including making your own origami Stubby, a maze, coloring sheets and more!

stubby the war dog giveaway

About Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero:

Opening April 13 on approximately 3,000 screens across the U.S. and Canada and coinciding with the year-long 100th commemoration of the United States’ role in the “War to End All Wars, Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero tells the story of Army “doughboy” Robert Conroy (Logan Lerman) whose life is forever changed when a little stray dog with a stubby tail wanders into a training camp in New Haven, Conn.  Conroy gives his new friend a meal, a name, a family and the chance to embark on an adventure that would define a century.

stubby the war dog giveawayNarrated 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 Dépardieu), Stubby accompanies the duo along their epic journey through harsh conditions and incredible acts of courage.

Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero was directed by award-winning documentarian Richard Lanni in his feature film debut and stars Logan Lerman (Fury, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Percy Jackson & The Olympians), Helena Bonham Carter (the upcoming Ocean’s 8, the Harry Potter films, The King’s SpeechSweeney Todd) and Gérard Depardieu (Life of PiCyrano De Bergerac, The Man in the Iron Mask, Green Card).

Featuring an original score by Patrick Doyle (BraveThorCinderella, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire), Sgt. Stubby is produced and distributed by Fun Academy Motion Pictures with animation by Mikros Animation, a Technicolor company.  Screenwriters are Richard Lanni and Mike Stokey II (Band of Brothers, The Pacific, Alexander, Born on the Fourth of July), with editing by Mark Solomon (Frankenweenie, Chicken Run, Shark Tale, the upcoming Sherlock Gnomes). Produced by Laurent Rodon and Emily Cantrill; and executive produced by Frank Lumpkin IIITom Sheehan and Richard Lanni.

One of our readers will win a Stubby the Soldier Dog Prize Package. What can you win?

How Can You Win?
Enter to win with the form below. Did you know the story of Stubby the War dog and will you go see his story in theaters? or Who would you share this story and prize package with? If you do not do this entry – you will not win! So make sure you leave a comment and then enter using the form below!

42 thoughts on “Celebrate National K9 Veterans Day with Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero + Giveaway

  1. I didn’t know of Sgt. Stubby until I read your review. I am totally going to take my daughters to see this movie. They love anything that is dog related, especially stuffed animals and movies. So, they are going to love the cute Sgt. Stubby in the prize pack. They have upcoming birthdays, so they will be a nice gift for them. They will be turning 3 and 5 years old. 🙂

  2. This looks like the perfect movie to take my 2 daughters to during spring break. I’m getting surgery tomorrow, and will need to take it easy for awhile. It would be so nice to take them to a movie that we can laugh and enjoy together! We love doggies!

  3. I’d never heard of Stubby before this. Sounds like a movie my grandson would love, but we seldom get smaller movies like this in our area, so I’ll likely have to wait for it to be on DVD to get for my grandson. He’d love Sgt Stubby to cuddle with!

  4. I can’t wait to take my daughters to this movie. They are big fans of animated dog shows like Paw Patrol and Puppy Dog Pals. So, I know they will love Sgt. Stubby. I also think it’s a good way for them to learn a little bit about history. My daughter will love the prize pack. They love books and puppy dolls.

  5. I did not know of the story. I would go see the movie if it is being shown near me. I will share the prize package with my kids.

  6. I did not know about Sgt. Stubby until you wrote this great review on your blog. Now, I’m looking forward to taking my 2 daughters to see this movie over spring break. They have upcoming birthdays and will be 3 and 5 years old and will totally enjoy it. They will also love the prize pack.

  7. I haven’t heard of the Sgt. Stubby until this! My kids would love this movie! If I won, I would give this prize pack to my kids! I know they would enjoy it! Thank you!

  8. I’ve been commenting on this post / giveaway everyday with hopes to win this prize pack for my daughters. I know how much they will enjoy the puppy dog doll and the movie. I really want them to learn a bit about America history, and this movie is perfect.

  9. I do not know the story of Stubby the War dog! I will probably wait until it comes out on DVD to watch it since I have 8 kids! Thanks

  10. I showed pictures of the prize pack to my daughters and they like the book and the puppy so much. We are so excited to see the movie.

  11. I did not know the story beforehand, but find it intriguing. I would take my two grandsons to see this.

  12. My kids and I didn’t know this story or movie before! I know they will enjoy the story, movie, and prize pack! Thank you!

  13. The fun facts that you posted about Sgt. Stubby are amazing! It’s a reminder of how great dogs can be to help us. It makes me want to see this movie even more with my 2 daughters. We are so excited about the opportunity to win the prize pack! 🙂

  14. id love to go see the Stubby movie at the theatres! Id share the prize pack with my 6 year old daughter!

  15. My kids haven’t heard of this story or movie until your post! My kids and I would love to see this movie!

  16. When I asked my daughter what she wanted for her birthday, she said “more puppy toys!” So, I am hoping to win this for her birthday. I just love the story behind this hero dog.

  17. I have it marked on my calendar to take my daughters to see the movie on April 15th. They can’t wait. I am hoping that they will get the prize pack. 🙂

  18. I would share this story and prize package with my youngest kids! They would love and enjoy it! Thank you!

  19. We didn’t know of this story until we read your blog. I appreciate the write up. I am hoping to win this prize pack for my 2 daughters. They would really love the movie. They love animated movies and shows with dogs.

  20. My kids and I would love to read this book and watch the movie! My kids love doggie movies, Thank you!

  21. Stubby is still recognized today as the most decorated canine in American history and the first promoted to the rank of Sergeant in the U.S. Army. Amazing how much a dog can inspire people. I would really love to take my entire to see this movie.

  22. I did not know about story of Stubby the War dog! I know my kids and I would enjoy this story and movie! Can’t wait to see this! Thank you!

  23. I never heard of this story but it sounds interesting and I would share it with my grandkids. I would love to read the book since I won’t get to see the movie.

  24. I would share this story and prize package with my kids! They love reading dog stories and watching dog movies! I know they would enjoy this and I would too! Thank you!

  25. Yay! I am so happy that I won this prize pack for my daughters! We are so excited to see this movie! Thank you so much! 🙂

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