Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero

The Incredible True Story of America’s Top Underdog.


Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero
Set during World War I, we follow a little dog who wanders into a US army training camp, and is adopted by one of the soldiers. The pair later ship off to France, where they hook up with a French soldier as they endure the war against Germany. The dog displays frequent acts of courage, and is eventually rewarded by being promoted to sergeant, the first dog ever to achieve that rank.

84 minutes.
Parental Guidance 7-9 (Violence).
Adventure, Animated, Family, Period piece, War.

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Credits

Cast
Voices of Logan Lerman, Helena Bonham Carter, Gérard Depardieu, Jordan Beck, Jason Ezzell, Nicholas Rulon, Jim Pharr
Director
Richard Lanni
ScreenplayRichard Lanni
MusicPatrick Doyle
EditingMark Solomon
Sound formatsUnknown
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2018
Produced byFun Academy Media Group

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreAnimated
LanguageNone
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceFairly frequent, low to mild impact, fantastical context, contains no blood-letting.
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsLight-hearted animated themes following a true story of unlikely heroism of a dog venturing into military life. The themes explore courage, recognition of will, determination, bravery and wit, rejection and acceptance, teamwork, friendships, army training, loyalty, acceptance, togetherness and serving one's country with pride presented in a an unrealistic, fantastical and cartoonist style that carries a low sense of threat and menace, however this may potentially lead to the arousal of fear to the younger viewers. Also, although fantastical, younger viewers might still not have the ability to distinguish between what is realistic and unrealistic. The themes however carry positive, historical and educational messages which younger viewers might benefit from, the theme of world war I is treated sensitively and the events are presented in a animation format which helps mitigate the impact as compared to when presented realistically, therefore it is quite clear that the intention of the film is for younger viewers to learn about this heroic dog that served America and became everyone's hero. A 7-9PG rating would therefore, be suitable as parental guidance would assist younger viewers in recognising the context and providing reassurance.
These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.

ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
1
Violence
4
Blood / Gore / Gross
1
Guns / Weapons
5
Profanity
0
Alcohol / Drugs
1
Smoking
1
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
2
Frightening / Tense Scenes
4
Jump Scenes
1
Tense Family Scenes
2
Music (Scary/Tense)
4
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
4

CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
8 +
Positive messages
4
Positive role models
4
Violence
3
Sex
1
Language
1
Consumerism
0
Drinking, drugs, smoking
2

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

24.com
Gabi Zietsman quote iconThis educational film surprisingly is a great account of the war through the eyes of a dog that teaches kids about the war without traumatising them.
10
ScreenIt
Jim Judy quote iconI’m giving Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero a recommendation, but parents should be warned that while they might be expecting a cute and perhaps talking dog flick for the entertainment of their little one(s), this is a by-the-books but often mature and serious look at the horrors of war.
12
Metacritic.com
13 critics
11
Rottentomatoes critics
32 critics
13
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer
17
CommonSenseMedia
Sandie Angulo Chen quote iconInteresting tale of plucky WWI dog has some war violence.
10

What the People say

Metacritic.com users
8 users
16
Rottentomatoes users
555 users
19
IMDB
445 Netizens
15

Average .. 68%

14

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