Monday, October 29, 2012

Five New Family Films

August through December seems to be a time crammed with direct-to-DVD family movie releases, including many reel dogs in the pre-holiday season. This year, you can find new arrivals, sequels, mysteries, and holiday themes in some of the newest canine themed films on DVD.

Highlight of the newest pack of reel dogs:


Basenji fans rejoice! For almost sixty years Basenjis have made only tiny film appearances. Not since that immortal part in Good-bye, My Lady (1956) has a Basenji landed a starring role. Until now: Trooper and the Legend of the Golden Key (2012) stars Foxy as "Dash" alongside leading canine sidekick, "Trooper" the Bloodhound, played by Daisey Mae.

Reel kids:


 Both boy-and-dog and girl-and-dog themes have new faces with "Fang" in Vampire Dog and "Shakey" in I Heart Shakey and their respective child co-stars. 

Reel sequels:


 Follow the continuing adventures of Disney's famous Chihuahuas and Santa's little helpers in Beverley Hills Chihuahua 3 and Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups.