FROM THE PRODUCERS OF THE BLIND SIDE THE HEARTWARMING FAMILY COMEDY MY DOG SKIP WAGS ITS WAY TO BLU-RAY™ OCTOBER 19 FROM WARNER HOME VIDEO
Featuring An All-Star Cast
Frankie Muniz, Kevin Bacon, Diane Lane and Luke Wilson
“A rare breed. A family movie with a heart and a brain.”
Susan Wloszczyna, USA Today
BURBANK, Calif., July 19, 2010 – Few people can resist a story about a boy and his dog, and no one will be able to resist My Dog Skip when Warner Home Video (WHV) releases the sleeper hit on Blu-ray Disc™ October 19. Priced at $24.98 SRP for its hi-def debut, this humorous and touching tale about a unique friendship between a boy and his dog is sure to delight both the young and old. Orders are due September 14.
Winner of the Critics Choice Award for Best Family Film (2000) and winner of two Young Artist’s Awards for Best Ensemble Cast & Best Family Feature Film (2000), My Dog Skip opened nationwide on March 3, 2000 as the number one family film on more than 2,400 screens and remained the country’s number one family film for the next three weeks. The film grossed more than $35 million total at the box office.
My Dog Skip is based on the best-selling memoir from award-winning author Willie Morris. This powerful and touching family film features a top dog cast, including FRANKIE MUNIZ (TV’s Malcolm in the Middle), KEVIN BACON (Frost/Nixon, Mystic River), DIANE LANE (Nights in Rodanthe, Must Love Dogs), and LUKE WILSON (Old School, My Super Ex-Girlfriend).
My Dog Skip had critics wagging their tails. Gene Shalit of the Today Show called it “A grown up movie for adults that young people will cherish.” Jeffrey Lyons of WNBC-TV said that My Dog Skip was his choice for best picture of the year. “It will have you sitting up and begging for more,” said Joel Siegel, Good Morning America.
The story follows young Willie Morris as he transitions from a shy, nine-year-old boy to a confident young man who discovers the wonders of growing up with the help of a fun-loving terrier named Skip.
Frankie Muniz offers a compelling performance as Willie Morris. Kevin Bacon portrays Willie’s father, Jack Morris, a stern yet kind-hearted war veteran, and Diane Lane plays his strong-willed, loving mother who strives to give her son the freedom that his strict father does not always allow.
My Dog Skip on Blu-ray Disc includes the following bonus features:
- Commentary by director Jay Russell
- Commentary by Frankie Muniz and dog trainer Mathilde De Cagney
- Deleted Scenes with commentary by director Jay Russell
- Original theatrical trailer
Note: All enhanced content listed above is subject to change.
My Dog Skip will also be available for permanent download and digital rental through iTunes, Amazon Video On Demand, PlayStation Store and Xbox LIVE Zune Video Marketplace.
My Dog Skip
Street Date: October 19, 2010
Order Due Date: September 14, 2010
Languages: English 5.1, French
Subtitles: English SDH, French, Spanish
Running time: 95 mins
Screen Aspect: Widescreen
MAT/UPC: 1000163891 / 883929151707
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