The year is slowly coming to an end, the weather is getting cooler and it’s time to pull your pooch’s best sweaters and booties out of the closet. With some entertaining movies starring some A-list barkers about to be released over the next few months, your pet will be excited to hop in that Juicy Couture dog carrier and let you race all the way to the movie theatre!
Just in time for Christmas is the release of Marley and Me, which stars Jennifer Aniston, Owen Wilson, Alan Arkin and Eric Dane. Marley is a Yellow Lab that is adopted by a young couple in order to give them a little taste of parenthood. This quickly turns into a furry fiasco when Marley proves to be a hyperactive handful, wreaking havoc everywhere he goes. He even gets kicked out of obedience school! Will Marley end up fitting in? Keeping Jennifer company while shooting in Miami was her real life canine companion Norman, a Welsh Corgi-Terrier mix. Norman is fixture on most of the actress’s film sets. She and Norman even posed together for Elle magazine in 2005– talk about a true best bud! Directed by David Frankel, Marley and Me is based on the memoir by John Grogan, and will surely be a family favorite.
Ringing in the New Year is the Dreamworks Pictures comedy Hotel for Dogs, directed by Thor Freudenthal. The film stars Emma Roberts and Jake T. Austin, who play Andi and Bruce, a sister and brother who are forbidden to have a pet. In an effort to find a home for their new dog Friday, the two siblings stumble upon an abandoned hotel. With Bruce’s mechanical talents, they are able to transform the old building into wonderful dog-paradise for Friday. Soon, though, all of Friday’s friends get wind of the doggie hotel and take up lodging. What will happen when the neighbors hear all that barking? Although Emma’s favorite pet is a dog, she currently owns two cats named Coco Chanel and Pirate. Jake T. Austin, star of Wizards of Waverly Place on the Disney Channel, is also a dog lover and owns two pooches of his own named Bogey and Beju. This movie features dogs of all shapes and sizes, and will have you appreciating your furry friend even more!
With so many great pet-friendly films to choose from this holiday season, your pup will be barking with delight and anticipation for the release of these action-packed, tail-wagging adventures!