'Every Dog Happens For A Reason'. That's the tagline on the new poster for Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment's upcoming drama A Dog's Purpose. On behalf of the studios, and to celebrate #NationalDogDay, we are pleased to announce that the trailer for A Dog's Purpose has just debuted online. So, gather your favorite four-legged friends around the screen, and watch it with the ones you love the most!
Based on the beloved bestselling novel by W. Bruce Cameron, A Dog's Purpose arrives from acclaimed director Lasse Hallström (The Cider House Rules, Dear John, The 100-Foot Journey). This stirring journey shares the soulful and surprising story of one devoted dog (voiced by Josh Gad) who finds the meaning of his own existence through the lives of the humans he teaches to laugh and love. The family film told from the dog's perspective also stars Dennis Quaid, Peggy Lipton, Britt Robertson, K.J. Apa, Juilet Rylance, Luke Kirby, John Ortiz and Pooch Hall.
A Dog's Purpose is produced by Gavin Polone (Zombieland, TV's Gilmore Girls). The film from Amblin Entertainment and Walden Media is executive produced by Alan Blomquist and Mark Sourian, and it will be distributed by Universal Pictures. W. Bruce Cameron & Cathryn Michon and Audrey Wells and Maya Forbes & Wally Wolodarsky all contributed to the screenplay.
A Dog's Purpose is the second movie upcoming movie that takes a look at life through the eyes of a dog. Though director Todd Solondz's Wiener-Dog takes a much darker look at life as a canine companion. That movie follows a dachshund who is taken in by a veterinary technician named Dawn Wiener. They pair soon sets off on a road trip. The lovable dog also encounters a young boy, a film professor, and a troubled grandmother and granddaughter.
National Dog Day celebrates all breeds, pure and mixed and serves to help galvanize the public to recognize the number of dogs that need to be rescued each year, either from public shelters, rescues and pure breed rescues. National Dog Day honors family dogs and dogs that work selflessly to save lives, keep us safe and bring comfort. Dogs put their lives on the line every day - for their law enforcement partner, for their blind companion, for the disabled, for our freedom and safety by detecting bombs and drugs and pulling victims of tragedy from wreckage. Celebrate National Dog Day with the first trailer and poster for A Dog's Purpose, in theaters January 27.