Movies | A dog has his day in the patriotic, family-friendly Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero
by Bob Brown
Posted 4/26/18, 12:50 pm
Guns, grenades, and mustard gas in a kids’ movie? That’s Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero, the debut production from Fun Academy Motion Pictures. The animated film is based on the true story of the titular mutt that remains America’s most highly decorated military animal. Targeting younger viewers, though, writer-director Richard Lanni (also the studio’s founder) delivers a less traumatic version of World War I battlefield events: Enemies are captured, not gunned down, and an American soldier’s death is depicted by an empty helmet with a bullet hole.