As documented in the history books but largely untold today, Stubby was no ordinary stray: he was a tenacious canine, a courageous scout, and a fiercely loyal friend who forged an everlasting bond with the doughboys of the Great War.
SGT. STUBBY: AN AMERICAN HERO is an upcoming computer-animated feature film based on the incredible true story of America’s most decorated dog. After being rescued off the streets by a young Soldier on the eve of America’s entry in World War I, Stubby is given a home, a family, and the chance to embark on the adventure that would define a century.
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Stubby started his life on the streets as an unwanted stray, but finds his true calling when Robert Conroy and the U.S. Army come to town: it’s going to be a Soldier’s life for this little dog, embarking on an adventure that would help change the world!
Stubby has a nose for danger and a heart bigger than his small frame. He understands English words like sit, attention, and at ease; he also understands certain French words like merci, déjeuner, and fromage.
Prior to the war, Robert Conroy (Logan Lerman) lived an unassuming life in his small New England home. When his country called, however, Robert answered. And when a small dog with a stubby tail starts following him around training camp, Robert finds his new best friend.
Stubby and his boy Robert forge a lasting bond that protects them both through the conflict that defined a century.
Brave. Bold. Bombastic. Bon vivant.
Gaston Baptiste (Academy Award® nominee Gérard Depardieu) is a French poilu who has already spent three years in the trenches when Stubby and Robert arrive, immediately taking the naïve Americans under his larger-than-life wing. Before the war, Gaston was a chef and still takes pride in his ability to whip up a gourmet meal out of whatever simple ingredients he and Stubby can find.
Margaret (Academy Award® nominee Helena Bonham Carter) is Robert’s older sister and the matriarch of the Conroy family. She closely follows Robert and Stubby’s progress in newspapers and through regular letters to and from Robert.
Margaret sees Stubby as almost an extension of her brother’s personality, keeping humor and warmth in his life through combat.
Hans Schroeder (Jim Pharr) was born in Heidelberg, Germany and immigrated to the U.S. when he was 10 years old. Keenly aware that his accent isn’t too popular these days, Hans (or “Hank” as he prefers to be called) was the first man in his hometown to volunteer for service when war was declared.
When Schroeder is funny, he’s very funny. When he’s serious, he’s very serious. And when he’s annoyed…he’s usually talking to Olsen.
Not everyone is as fond of dogs as Robert Conroy.
Elmer Olsen (Jordan Beck) takes it upon himself to be Stubby’s personal foil…and Schroeder’s…and everyone else’s, for that matter. He likes to think of himself as the quiet type unless he’s agitated by a personal slight, perceived unfairness, or any amount of discomfort.
All artwork is in pre-production stages.
June 1917 – New Haven, Connecticut
The 102nd Infantry Regiment – part of the 26th “Yankee” Division – was drilling on the grounds of Yale University. Private First Class J. Robert Conroy noticed a small brindle mutt wandering around the field, watching the Soldiers and searching for scraps of food. Conroy and his fellow doughboys developed a fondness for the dog, giving him a name that matched his unassuming personality and short, constantly-wagging tail: Stubby.
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The adventure doesn't end when the credits roll!
Fun Academy is proud to partner with educators and institutions to create activities, teacher's guides, and standards based lesson plan suggestions to help integrate Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero across the curriculum.
Fun Academy Motion Pictures today announced that Logan Lerman will headline the voice cast of SGT. STUBBY: AN AMERICAN HERO, an upcoming feature-length animated film based on the life and times of the United States Army’s most decorated dog.