Saturday, 11 August 2018

Sgt. Stubby Movie Review, Activity Sheets and Plush Sgt. Stubby Giveaway (3 winners)!

Sgt Stubby was released in cinemas in the UK this weekend. An animated movie which is a more grown up film than you might at first expect, especially as the star is a very cute little stump-tailed Terrier dog. This is the story of the official mascot of the 102nd Infantry Regiment (United States) and America's most decorated dog.

The movie is set in wartime and features wartime events, including frontline battles and infantry in trenches. It's noisy and honest, and my boys at 8 and 9 understood the storyline with depth.

The film tells the story of the real four-legged American hero, Sgt. Stubby, and when it starts he is a stray, rescued by a young 'doughboy' just as America declare war they are joining World War 1 and havoc really begins. The young man takes Sgt. Stubby with him as his infantry mascot.

The animation is gorgeous. Muted, rounded and reminiscent of the old Disney movies, with a lovely 1950's feel which is perfect. The movie also features a great voice cast, including Helena Bonham Carter, Gerard Depardieu and Logan Lerman. It's an excellent quality movie and there are some great activity sheets that you can download for free, including a mask, origami barking dog and Sgt. Stubby bag puppet on the Sgt. Stubby Website

This is an emotional movie in parts, but it's also funny and made everyone laugh. There are losses, and scary bits. War is full of peril. It's also pretty factually correct and we all have a lot to learn and consider as we watch, and afterwards. My boys were incredibly surprised to find that it was a true story.  Most of all though, Sgt. Stubby is heart-warming, this is a tale about a hero, and his actions saved a lot of people.

My boys really enjoyed Sgt. Stubby. He really does show the world the true meaning of dedication, loyalty and bravery. It's a great film for the whole family to enjoy together, although younger children may not entirely appreciate the sentiment or peril. Best for age around 6+ in our opinion.

To celebrate the release the UK release of Sgt. Stubby, I'm delighted to be able to give away a plush toy of Sgt. Stubby each to 3 lucky winners! To enter the giveaway, please use the Gleam form below. Your details are only for the giveaway entry and will be discarded after a winner has been drawn, checked and contacted.

The giveaway will close at midnight Sunday 9th September 2018 and is open to UK entrants only. Full terms and conditions are at the bottom of the Gleam form. To see my other UK giveaways, please go to my Giveaways Page...

Sgt. Stubby Plush Toy Giveaway (3 Winners).

We were sent a screening link and plush toy in order to review. 


  1. An lion would be good for keeping you safe and alive (if he was tamed to like you first!)

  2. A horse would take you to a safer place!

    1. A bear would be good to snuggle up to at night to keep warm!

  3. Gorilla they love protecting their own - they would be a force to be reckoned with

  4. Pigeons are intelligent, courageous and resourceful little souls as well as being beautiful. They have proven their value in war and could do so again, if necessary.

  5. A bear to keep you safe and cosy

  6. Pidgeons for carrying messages


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