Kentucky Humane Society to receive portion of Kentucky theater proceeds April 13
Fun Academy Motion Pictures, producer of the upcoming animated feature film SGT. STUBBY: AN AMERICAN HERO, is partnering with the Kentucky Humane Society (KHS) 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 debuts on April 13, 2018.
The Kentucky Humane Society will receive a portion of opening day proceeds April 13 at all Kentucky movie theaters:
Louisville theaters: AMC Stonybrook, Xscape Blankenbaker, Cinemark Tinseltown, Rave Cinemas Preston Crossings
Other Kentucky theaters: Movie Palace 12, Elizabethtown, AMC Newport on the Levee 20, Newport, Riverfill 10, Pikeville, Lexington 10, Lexington, Movies 9, Winchester, Harlan 4, Harlan, Regency Cinema 8, London, Tri County Cineplex 8, Corbin, Cinemark Paducah 12, Paducah, Capitol Cinemas, Princeton, Greenwood Mall Stadium 10, Bowling Green, Marquee Highland 8 Cinema, Glasgow, Madisonville 8, Madisonville
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 thrilled to partner with ‘Sgt. Stubby’ to highlight how wonderful rescue animals are,” said Andrea Blair, KHS spokesperson. “There are thousands of Sgt. Stubby-like dogs right now in Kentucky’s shelters who are waiting to be adopted.”
“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.”