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A DOG'S JOURNEY - Starring Dennis Quaid - Now On Digital and Blu-ray + #Giveaway

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When I was a little girl, I had a strong desire to one day own a dog. Until I was ten years old, I lived in a multi-family home with my parents and younger sister, in New Jersey. In hopes to give me and my sister a better life, my parents moved us to North Carolina, and that was my first true 'culture shock' experience. With a big move came a lot of changes and challenges, and even a few surprises. It wasn't long before we were gifted a puppy for Christmas. A childhood dream was fulfilled by loving family members, and having our own backyard for the first time in my (then) decade-long life certainly aided their decision-making.

'Gus,' the aforementioned puppy, became too much of a responsibility for us to handle, and we had to say our goodbyes after my parents decided to give him to our mail carrier, who lived on a much larger property with room for the dog to grow.

Years later, we adopted a new dog, Cocoa. She quickly became part of our family and we loved her until old age eventually took its toll and she laid her head to rest one last time on a dreary Christmas Eve, nearly ten years ago.

Today, my life is filled with day to day busyness, a husband, and two beautiful kids, and as much as I long for a dog in our home, I know it would be selfish of me to adopt one, knowing that I won't have the time to devote to him or her. That's why I jump at the chance to see and share about movies related to dogs. I just can't help it. They tug at my heartstrings and bring back so many wonderful memories of the sweet dogs who have become family members throughout my life.

Picking up where A Dog’s Purpose left off, A Dog’s Journey, available on Digital on August 6, 2019, as well as on Blu-rayTM, DVD and On Demand on August 20, 2019, continues the tale of lovable farm dog Bailey, as he finds a new destiny and forms an unbreakable bond, and learns that some friendships transcend lifetimes. A hit with audiences, who rated it an “A” CinemaScore, the movie is “a must-see for any dog lover” (Chuck Yarborough, The Plain Dealer) and the perfect choice for family viewing, teaching universal lessons about the values of friendship and devotion. “Pawsitively” uplifting from start to finish, A Dog’s Journey features over 30 minutes of bonus content including deleted and extended scenes, a hilarious gag reel and featurettes with the cast and a behind the scenes look at the memorable animal performances.

Bailey (voiced again by Josh Gad; Beauty and the Beast, Frozen) is living the good life on the Michigan farm of his former “boy” now grown to manhood, Ethan (Dennis Quaid; A Dog’s Purpose, I Can Only Imagine) and Ethan’s wife Hannah (Marg Helgenberger; “C.S.I.,” “Under the Dome”). He even has a new playmate: Ethan and Hannah’s baby granddaughter, CJ (Kathryn Prescott; “24: Legacy”). Everything is great on the farm until CJ’s mom, Gloria (Betty Gilpin, Isn’t It Romantic, “GLOW”), decides to take CJ away and chase her own fulfillment in the big city. Ethan asks Bailey to watch over CJ wherever she goes and thus begins Bailey’s adventure through multiple lives filled with love, friendship and devotion as he, CJ, and CJ’s best friend Trent (Henry Lau; Internationally famous pop star) experience joy and heartbreak, music and laughter, and few really good belly rubs.

Directed by Emmy winner Gail Mancuso (“Modern Family”), A Dog’s Journey is produced by Gavin Polone (A Dog’s Purpose), and written by W. Bruce Cameron & Cathryn Michon, and Maya Forbes & Wally Wolodarsky, based on the best-selling novel by Cameron.

Deleted and Extended Scenes
It's Gonna Work
A Song for Molly
You Can Stay Here
Just Do the Laundry
Let's Get Started
Gloria Looks at Henry's Things
This Place is Huge
It's Really Happening
I've Loved You Forever

Gag Reel
A DOG'S Sequel - New and returning cast members discuss their roles in A Dog's Journeyand share their appreciation for director Gail Mancuso.

Everyone's Best Friend - Sit down with the cast to hear about their life-long love of man's best friend.

Working with Dogs - Cast and crew share the joys of working with animal-actors.
A Healing Journey - Josh Gad, Dennis Quaid and others discuss the bond between dogs and humans.

Scoring the JOURNEY - Director Gail Mancuso and composer Mark Isham discuss the music in the film.

Feature Commentary with Director Gail Mancuso
A Dog’s Journey will be available on Blu-rayTM, DVD and Digital.
Blu-rayTM delivers a pristine HD picture and theater-quality surround sound.
Digital lets fans watch movies anywhere on their favorite devices. Users can instantly stream or download.

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Cast: Marg Helgenberger, Betty Gilpin, Henry Lau, Kathryn Prescott with Dennis Quaid and Josh Gad
Music By: Mark Isham
Edited By: Robert Komatsu ACE
Production Designer: Eric Fraser
Director of Photography: Rogier Stoffers ASC, NSC
Executive Producers: Seth William Meier, Lasse Hallström, Luyuan Fan, Wei Zhang
Produced By: Gavin Polone
Based on the Novel By: W. Bruce Cameron
Screenplay By: W. Bruce Cameron & Cathryn Michon and Maya Forbes & Wally Wolodarsky
Directed By: Gail Mancuso



Street Date: August 20, 2019
Selection Number: 61201553 (US) / 61201619 (CDN)
Layers:  BD-50
Aspect Ratio: Widescreen 16:9 2.39:1
Rating: PG for thematic content, some peril and rude humor.
Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish and French Subtitles
Languages/Sound: English Dolby TrueHD 7.1 and Dolby Digital 2.0, Spanish and French Dolby Digital Plus 7.1
Run Time: 1 hour 49 minutes

Street Date: August 20, 2019
Selection Number: 61201551 (US) / 61201618 (CDN)
Layers: DVD 9
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen 16:9 2.39:1
Rating: PG for thematic content, some peril and rude humor.
Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish and French Subtitles
Languages/Sound: English Dolby Digital 5.1 and Dolby Digital 2.0, Spanish and French Dolby Digital 5.1
Run Time: 1 hour 49 minutes

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  1. The trailer is great. I always think of the Benji movies.

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  3. its a good trailer, loved the movie

  4. This movie looks great for the whole family but I haven't seen it yet.

  5. The movie looks good. My family generally likes movies with animals in it.

  6. It looks like a good movie for the whole family.

  7. I have always loved movies where dogs talk or babies like in Look Whos Talking.

  8. I think the trailer is so sweet.

  9. I think it looks amazing! :)


  10. I like old yeller! :)


  11. We've seen the first one and this one looks just as good

  12. A favorite dog movie of ours is 101 Dalmatians

  13. I think it looks like a good movie about a dog's journey.

  14. I like the Snowbuddies and Spookybuddies movies.

  15. my thoughts on a dogs journey trailer looks like a good movie I watched a dogs purpose.

  16. We loved the first movie, this one looks good too.

  17. I love the Santa Paws and Snow Buddies.

  18. I liked watching Lassie when I was younger.

  19. I like Benji!



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