Get ready for another adventure in space with your favorite dogs Belka, Strelka, Pushok and Kazbek along with Lenny the rat. Space Dogs: Adventure to the Moon will be released in theaters on August 26, 2016, which also happens to be National Dog Day.
The movie is produced by Epic Group Pictures, which also produced Turbo Kid in 2015 and directed by Mike Disa, who worked as an animator with Hanna-Barbera Productions and The Walt Disney Company.
About the Space Dogs: Adventure to the Moon Movie
Space Dogs: Adventure to the Moon stars the voice cast of Alicia Silverstone as Belka (Pushok’s mom), Ashlee Simpson as Strelka (Belka’s best friend), Sam Witwer as Kazbek (Pushok’s dad), Kira Buckland as Pushok, Phil LaMarr as Lenny the rat and Lombardo Boyar as Chip the monkey.
The movie tells the story of Pushok, a teenage canine astronaut, who sets out on a mission to find his missing father, Kazbek, also an astronaut. He stows away on a rocket ship from the United States, on its way to the moon. However, Pushok realizes he is not alone on the ship, as he is joined by his mother, Belka, a monkey named Chip and a baby alien named Rodya. Together, the group searches for Pushok’s dad while also discovering what the true meaning of teamwork is all about.
Space Dogs: Adventure to the Moon is the 3rd movie installment of the Space Dogs franchise. The 1st movie installment, Space Dogs, was released in Russia on March 18, 2010, the United Kingdom on April 2, 2010 as well as more than 150 other countries worldwide. Director Mike Disa worked on a few family films that you may be familiar with, including Disney’s Pochahontas, Hercules and Tarzan. He also lent his voice talents to several characters in Hoodwinked Too!
Epic Group Pictures released the 1st trailer teaser for the movie on May 27, 2016 and the official movie trailer on July 14, 2016. You can see both the teaser movie trailer here and the official movie trailer here. Your kids can check out some fun activities related to the new Space Dogs movies on their official website. Print out coloring pages, mazes and more to help get them excited about the movie.
This looks like such a great family movie for dog lovers! I love the reason behind releasing it on National Dog Day. The creators are using their movie to drive awareness to the many dogs in shelters looking for their forever home. Epic Pictures is even working with non-profits as well as kicking off a premier event at Ak-Chin Entertainment Center in Arizona. The event will host pet-friendly vendors as well as a character meet and greet and photo ops. If you live in the area, head on out for movie promo giveaways and join in on the #LovePup event!