FANDANGO and AIR BUD ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCE AN ALL-NEW MOVIE FROM THE CREATORS OF THE BELOVED ‘AIR BUD’ and ‘BUDDIES’ FILMS
Hilarious and Heartwarming Pet-Filled Adventure Introduces ‘RUSSELL’
An Adorable Talking Terrier who goes from Rescue Bound to Wrestling Superstardom!
Action-Packed Family Adventure — Debuts in Theatres February 21, 2015
Get ready to “Russell!” Fandango, the nation’s leading moviegoer destination, and Air Bud Entertainment are proud to announce an all-new movie from the creators of the beloved ‘Air Bud’ and ‘Buddies’ franchise — RUSSELL MADNESS. Debuting in theatres February 21, 2015 as part of the Fandango Family Screening Series, and on home entertainment in Spring 2015 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, the hilarious, all-new family adventure is the first feature film from newly-launched Air Bud Entertainment, the creative force behind the #1 live-action, direct-to-video movies in the family category. The exciting action-packed adventure introduces ‘Russell,’ an adorable TALKING Jack Russell Terrier who accidentally becomes a professional wrestling superstar, on the way to discovering the true power…of family. The official RUSSELL MADNESS movie trailer launched today and can be viewed at: http://youtu.be/Ur6XdaGNlTY.
RUSSELL MADNESS stars John Ratzenberger (‘Toy Story,’ ‘Cars,’ TV’s Cheers), Fred Willard (TV’s Modern Family) David Milchard (TV’s Convos with my 2-Year Old), Mason Vale Cotton (TV’s Mad Men and Desperate Housewives), McKenna Grace (TV’s Crash and Burn and The Young and the Restless) and John Hennigan (former WWE star) along with the voices of talking animal stars including Will Sasso (TV’s ‘MadTV’ and ‘The Three Stooges’) and Sean Giambrone (TV’s The Goldbergs). RUSSELL MADNESS is directed by ‘Air Bud’ and ‘Buddies’ veterans Robert Vince, written and produced by Robert Vince and Anna McRoberts.
Fandango Family Screening Series
Beginning February 21, 2015, Fandango will debut RUSSELL MADNESS in top market theaters as part of the Fandango Family Screening Series, a nationwide promotional program offering families free exclusive advance movie screenings, plus free snacks, goodies and a chance to win prizes and other fun surprises. The film will be shown in cities such as New York, Philadelphia, Boston, DC, Atlanta, Dallas, Chicago, Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles. More information about the RUSSELL MADNESS screenings is available at Fandango.com/RussellMadness, and parents can sign up to be notified via email when it’s time to reserve seats for this special event.
RUSSELL MADNESS tells the story of Russell, an undersized but big-hearted terrier who dreams of having a family of his own. After running away from his pet store, Russell gets taken in by The Ferraros, a family desperate to revive their grandfather’s pro wrestling arena. That’s when they discover their new pet pooch has incredible wrestling skills. With help from his coach, Hunk, a savvy and hilarious monkey, Russell rockets to the top of the pro wrestling world and becomes a famous sports superstar. But when a dishonest promoter double-crosses the Ferraros, Russell will face his biggest challenge and discover that the strongest tag team is family. RUSSELL MADNESS is rated ‘PG’ by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA).
About Air Bud Entertainment
Air Bud Entertainment (ABE) is the company behind the brand most well known for the beloved AIR BUD and BUDDIES franchise. For nearly 20 years AIR BUD and BUDDIES has become the four-paw icon of this generation and part of the social fabric for children, parents and grandparents. ABE’S exciting new productions will be available across numerous multi-media and digital platforms.
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