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SGT. STUBBY: AN AMERICAN HERO® (released internationally as SGT. STUBBY: AN UNLIKELY HERO®) is an award-winning, computer-animated feature film based on the incredible true story of history’s most decorated dog.

full synopsis

With the “War to End All Wars” looming, the life of Army “doughboy” Robert Conroy (Logan Lerman, Fury, Perks of Being a Wallflower, Percy Jackson & The Olympians) is forever changed when a little stray dog with a stubby tail wanders into training camp in New Haven, Conn. Conroy gives his new friend a name, a family and a chance to embark on an adventure that would define a century.

Narrated by Robert’s sister Margaret (Helena Bonham Carter, The King’s Speech, the Harry Potter series, Alice in Wonderland), “Stubby” and his new best friend quickly find themselves in the trenches of France and on the path to history. Befriended by French poilu infantryman Gaston Baptiste (Gérard Depardieu, Life of Pi, Cyrano De Bergerac, The Man in the Iron Mask, Green Card), Stubby accompanies the duo along their epic journey through harsh conditions and incredible acts of courage.

For valorous actions above and beyond his small stature, Stubby is recognized as the most decorated dog in history and the first dog promoted to the rank of Sergeant in the U.S. Army, showing the world that the greatest heroes can come from the unlikeliest of places.

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awards and accolades

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cast

director
Richard Lanni
producers
Laurent Rodon
Emily Cantrill
executive producers
Frank Lumpkin III
Tom Sheehan
Richard Lanni
writers
Richard Lanni
Mike Stokey II
original score
Patrick Doyle
production company
Fun Academy Media Group, Ltd.
animation services
Technicolor/Mikros Animation
TouTenKartoon Canada (2D)
distribution
Fun Academy Motion Pictures
Paramount Home Entertainment Home Media

Conroy Logan Lerman

Private First Class Robert Conroy, reporting for duty! Prior to the war, Robert Conroy (Logan Lerman, "Percy Jackson & the Olympians" series, "The Perks of Being a Wallflower," "Fury") lived an unassuming life in his small New England home. When his country called, however, Robert answered. And when a small dog with a stubby tail starts following him around training camp, Robert finds his new best friend. Stubby and his boy Robert forge a lasting bond that protects them both through the conflict that defined a century.
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Gaston Gerard Depardieu

Brave. Bold. Bombastic. Bon vivant! Gaston Baptiste (Academy Award® nominee Gérard Depardieu, "Cyrano de Bergerac," "Green Card," "Man in the Iron Mask") is a French poilu who has already spent three years in the trenches when Stubby and Robert arrive, immediately taking the naïve Americans under his larger-than-life wing. Before the war, Gaston was a chef and still takes pride in his ability to whip up a gourmet meal out of whatever simple ingredients he and Stubby can find.
Gerard Depardieu

Margaret Helena Bonham Carter

Narrating Conroy and Stubby's epic adventure is Conroy's eldest sister Margaret (Helena Bonham Carter, "The King's Speech," "Alice in Wonderland," "Harry Potter"). Through letters from her brother during the war, Margaret's journal entries provide the necessary historical context to bring this "dog's eye view" of the early 20th century to life!
Helena Bonham Carter

Olsen Jordan Beck

Obnoxious. Cynical. Cat Lover. Elmer Olsen (Jordan Beck) takes it upon himself to be Stubby’s personal foil…and Schroeder’s…and everyone else’s, for that matter. He likes to think of himself as the quiet type unless he’s agitated by a personal slight, perceived unfairness, or any amount of discomfort.
Jordan Beck

Schroeder Jim Pharr

Hans Schroeder (Jim Pharr) was born in Heidelberg, Germany and immigrated to the U.S. when he was 10 years old. Keenly aware that his accent isn’t too popular these days, Hans (or “Hank” as he prefers to be called) was the first man in his hometown to volunteer for service when war was declared. When Schroeder is funny, he’s very funny. When he’s serious, he’s very serious. And when he’s annoyed…he’s usually talking to Olsen.
Jim Pharr

Sgt. Casburn Jason Ezzell

Sgt. Ray Casburn (Jason Ezzell) is a drill sergeant. When he talks, it’s not a conversation. When he jokes, he’s the only one who gets to laugh. And when he meets a dog who trains better than most of the human Soldiers in his unit…well…he’ll get back to you on that. And don't call Sgt. Casburn "Sir". He works for a living.
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reviews

critics reviews

Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero opens a vibrantly animated window into history with the surprisingly true -- and poignant -- tale of a distinguished canine combat veteran.
TomatoMeter Critical Consensus

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[T]he film is sufficiently intelligent and entertaining to engage most grown-ups and, no kidding, fascinate history buffs.
Joe Leydon, Variety

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This tale of canine courage is just appealing enough that many civilians with a soft spot for a stray will not hesitate to enlist.
Pat Padua, Washington Post

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An education-focused and age-appropriate true story of the official mascot of the 102nd infantry regiment, who participated in seventeen battles on the Western Front during World War I, returning home as a hero.
Chris Packham, Village Voice

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While Logan Lerman, Gérard Depardieu and Helena Bonham Carter are the A-listers lending their voices, their co-star steals the show – saying so much, without saying anything.
Harry Guerin, RTE

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The well-assembled period piece could...appeal to children old enough to grasp its themes, while serving as a valuable educational tool to teach them about a war that ended nearly a century ago.
Jordan Mintzer, Hollywood Reporter

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It has something for the whole family, is visually impressive with excellent animation, and a fantastic voice cast. What's not to love?
Bobby LePire, Film Threat

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[F]or those that are susceptible to a four legged friend, you will find Stubby a real heart-warmer.
Linsey Satterthwaite, Film Inquiry

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I'm glad to report that I not only saw the tale of a soldier and his loyal pooch through to the end; at one point, I used a shirt cuff to blot away the wet eyes.
Scott Marks, San Diego Reader

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Teaching children about these events is crucial in preparing them for tomorrow’s challenges and this film is an excellent tool for that. And who among us can deny a good tale of man’s best friend?
Steven Wilson, TV Guide

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Who doesn’t like a rousing ruff-and-ready tale of doggy derring-do?
Susan Wloszczyna, RogerEbert.com

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There is real heroism in this film, both human and canine.
Joe Bendel, The Epoch Times

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"Sgt. Stubby" wins with dogged heroics.
James Verniere, Boston Herald

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Everyone should stand up and cheer for "Sgt. Stubby!"
Linda Cook, Quad City Times

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What a tremendous opportunity to teach children about history and have an enriching, emotional experience together. I can’t recommend it highly enough.
Rachel Wagner, Rotoscopers
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