Benji Casting Call

Do you love the Benji movies? Do you have a dog that has the Benji look?

A new Benji movie is going to be made and there is a casting call out to find the next dog to play Benji! If you think that your dog has that look or acting quality then you can enter your pet as a candidate. Simply upload a photo of your dog to the Benji the Movie facebook page – only one dog per photo, no people!

Here are the official guidelines:

Benji Casting Call Guidelines

Submissions to the Benji Casting Call should include your name (first name, last initial), the dog’s name, and the dog’s location (city, state, country). Each submission should feature one dog. While multiple submissions are permissible, multiple submissions of the same dog may be removed. Submissions deemed inappropriate will be removed, and offenders will be blocked from the Benji the Movie Facebook page.

By posting a photo to the Benji Casting Call, you grant Walden Media permission to publish your photo on the Benji the Movie Facebook page, and any other Walden Media property. You acknowledge that you are the owner of the photo, or that you have obtained proper consent from the owner. You must be 13 years or older to submit a photo to the Benji Casting Call. Adherence to these guidelines is each entrant’s responsibility, and is a condition to the submission of photos.

While all submissions will be reviewed, there is no guarantee that the next Benji will be selected from the Casting Call.

Walden Media does not encourage or support the submission of any comments, information, photos, videos, links or other content (Third Party Content) to the Benji the Movie Facebook page which infringes the rights of any third party, violates any law or other legal authority, is false and/or misleading in any manner or which fails to comply with Facebook’s Terms and Conditions. Facebook’s Terms and Conditions. By viewing the Benji the Movie Facebook page, you acknowledge that any content uploaded by anyone other than Walden Media is the creation/views/responsibility of the submitter, and not Walden Media. Notwithstanding, Walden Media reserves the right, but assumes no obligation, to remove any Third Party Content in its sole discretion. Submission of any Third Party Content grants Walden Media and its agents an unlimited, worldwide, perpetual, license and right to publish, use, publicly perform such content, or any idea contained therein, or any portion thereof, in any way, in any and all media now known or hereinafter developed, without territorial time or other limitation, for commercial, advertising/promotional or any other purposes, without consideration to the submitter.Walden Media reserves the right to adopt additional terms or rules and to change or modify these terms or rules at any time.


Winnie the Pooh or Harry Potter?

Two very different movies open today: Winnie the Pooh and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2. Will you be seeing either or both?

Disney knows they are not going to win in box office numbers or theater attendence given the phenomena that is Harry Potter. Take a look at this video from Disney Animation:

They also posted this video:

A very cute response as only Disney can look on this in regard to how overshadowed their movie is as it comes out the same day as the last Harry Potter movie.

I will be going to see Winnie the Pooh this weekend. Will I be seeing Harry Potter? Probably…but maybe not this weekend.

I am of the Harry Potter generation, I grew up reading the books as they came out and even waited in line for midnight releases of the books. Interestingly, or maybe not, the movies failed to capture me as a fan. I have seen all the previous movies up to this point, and even went to some midnight releases.  After I read the final book it did not fulfull my expectations after reading, and waiting for, the series over so many years. I enjoyed the series because of the delay in books and the expectations/desire that created, but disliked the series resolution because I had higher expectations due to all the build up. Oh well, that is how it goes – I know many who feel very differently about Harry Potter.

Hope you guys enjoy this crazy movie weekend!

Flawed Dogs

DreamWorks Animation is going to make a movie out of the picture book and novel “Flawed Dogs” by Berkeley Breathed.

The book is about a dachshund who was ousted from his family by a jealous show dog, and who must reclaim his place.

Here is more full synopsis of the book:

“Sam the Lion is actually a priceless dachshund, bred to be a show dog. More important, he is Heidy’s best friend—and she needs one like never before. Living with her reclusive uncle is hard, but Sam has a way of making her feel soft and whole. Until the day Sam is framed by the jealous poodle Cassius, and is cast out by Heidy’s uncle, alone on the wild streets, where he is roughed up by a world he was not bred for. Sporting a soup ladle for a leg, Sam befriends other abandoned dogs and journeys all the way to the Westminster Dog Show, where his plan for revenge on Cassius takes an unexpected turn when he and Heidy spot each other after years of being apart.”

The author:

To learn more about the book, visit

I have not read this book, but I am very intrigued by the idea and I would love to read it/see the movie.

At the Movies

I went and saw Toy Story 3 at midnight, and it was amazing and I highly recommend it!

The movie is funny and endearing, a good mix of adventure, emotion, story, and heart. Pixar has done it again, another wonderful movie! And I am not the only one that thinks this, the movie is getting amazing reviews from many different sources. I loved the first toy story, was pleasantly surprised to find that I loved the second one just as much if not a little more than the original, and now the 3rd installment is more of the same. If you loved the first two movies, you will certainly love this one.

While on the topic of movies, here are some trailers of future movies that I think you (0r I) may enjoy:

1. New Legend of the Guardians Trailer:

I will definitely be seeing this one in the theater. The animation looks awesome and the owls are so cute!

2. Alpha and Omega

I really dislike the Animation in this movie, and I am not sure I will be able to get past that. While I think that the premise sounds funny, I may be renting this one once it becomes easy to find. I also really do not like how they are adverting the movie in “eye popping 3D” when the animation is not great to begin with. I really hope that the movie will not be full of pointless plot gags just to get some 3D elements into the story that won’t translate well later on when it is out on DVD.

3. Cats and Dogs – The Revenge of Kitty Galore

I am not sure I remember if I saw Cats and Dogs, but this is one that I am willing to rent and see at home. I think this movie might prove to be mildly entertaining.

4. Tangled

Now this movie is not about cute animals or anything, but it looks really funny and I am excited to this new Disney movie!

Now Playing:

1. Shrek Forever After

I saw this one already. It has a good story line, humor, and I think it is a fitting end the franchise.

2. Marmaduke

I did not see Marmaduke, the previews made it look okay but not good enough for me to spend $9 to see it in the theater. Maybe you will feel differently though. I am looking forward to seeing this movie on DVD eventually though!