HSMSC partners with upcoming animated feature film, Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero
Humane Society of Memphis & Shelby County will receive 10% of opening night proceeds for the entire state of Tennessee!
Fun Academy Motion Pictures, producer of the upcoming animated feature film SGT. STUBBY: AN AMERICAN HERO, is pleased to announce their partnership with the Humane Society of Memphis & Shelby County as part of an on-going effort to highlight the important role rescue animals play in society through the true story of America’s most renowned stray dog. The film is set to theatrically debut on April 13, 2018.
SGT. STUBBY: AN AMERICAN HERO is based on the life and times of Stubby, a homeless mutt who became a national hero during the First World War. After being rescued off the streets by a young American Soldier, Stubby was given a name, family, and the chance to perform acts of valor beyond his stature. After the war, Sgt. Stubby was featured in newspapers and parades around the country; today, he is still recognized as the most decorated canine is American history.
“SGT. STUBBY is such an amazing story of faith and courage, so with this project comes a sense of responsibility to use our platform for good,” said Jacy Jenkins, Vice President of Partnerships and Outreach for Fun Academy. “These animal organizations are in the trenches everyday helping dogs just like Stubby find a home and we want to give back to them.”
“We are so grateful that Fun Academy Motion Pictures chose us to be a part of this fun project, and we hope that opening night is a huge success.” said Humane Society Development Specialist, Kristen Walker. “The proceeds from opening night will help us to give more animals in the Memphis community a second chance at life as our ability to fulfill our mission is dependent on the donations that we receive.”
“Stubby is the ultimate zero-to-hero story,” explains producer Richard Lanni. “There is no greater poster boy for what animals can do when given a chance in life, regardless of their origins.”
ABOUT HSMSC: The Humane Society of Memphis & Shelby County has worked in the Memphis community since 1933 to give injured and abused dogs and cats a second chance at life. The organization provides a safe place to recover, nutritious food and outstanding veterinary care for hundreds of animals at a time. HSMSC staff and volunteers provide training, affection and socialization to the animals in their care to help them be adopted successfully into new and loving homes. For more information, visit www.memphishumane.org, call 901- 937-3900 or visit the facility at 935 Farm Road.
ABOUT FUN ACADEMY MOTION PICTURES: Fun Academy Motion Pictures is a Georgia-based film production and distribution studio, providing innovative educational entertainment to audiences worldwide through partnerships with motion picture exhibitors: http://www.funacademystudios.com/