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Air Bud Entertainment, the proud creators of beloved family entertainment, including ‘Air Bud’ and ‘Disney Air Buddies,’ announces the biggest doggone adventure of the year, with an exciting all-new addition to the hugely popular PUP STAR live-action film franchise — PUP STAR: WORLD TOUR. Debuting on NETFLIX and Digital HD, the family film takes audiences around the world, as the action-packed spin on popular TV singing competitions goes global when ‘Tiny,’ the adorable singing Yorkie pup, packs her bags for far-away places from Africa to India and beyond. Along the way, Tiny and her fellow judges find a rich tapestry of fantastic new songs and meet exciting new canine singers, including ‘Julio, a Mexican heartthrob who’s not all he appears to be, but ultimately helps them discover that music really is the universal language that brings us all together as one pack, one voice, singing in harmony!
PUP STAR is back and bigger than ever as the hit singing-pup competition show goes global! After achieving international stardom, Tiny the adorable Yorkie joins the celebrity judges for the first-ever Pup Star World Tour. The judges each welcome their favorite contestant from around the world to the Pup Star pack, training them to compete for the new title of global pup star champion. India’s Raji joins Team Growl, China’s Ming joins Team Paw-Paw, Nigeria’s Mobo joins Team Gnarley, and Mexico’s dashing telenovela star Julio joins Team Tiny. Talented, irresistible, and massively arrogant, Julio throws a wrench into Tiny’s personal life when he invites himself to stay with the family in Chicago while they rehearse for the grand finale. But while Tiny’s distracted by her protégé, Bark, Roland and Kano have other plans. The Mean Team are up to their old antics, doing everything they can to take Tiny down and regain control of Pup Star.
When the families of the judges go missing, and Bark’s plan becomes exposed, an incredible secret is revealed! Can Tiny stop Bark from ruining the spirit of Pup Star? A fun, big scale musical adventure, Pup Star: World Tour features a rich tapestry of fantastic new songs, and a heart-warming story where they discover that family is being one pack, one voice, singing in harmony!
The PUP STAR: WORLD TOUR global adventure reunites the film’s live-action cast including Makenzie Moss (Steve Jobs) as Tiny’s owner, Lou; David Deluise (The Wizards of Waverly Place) as her father, Denisse Ojeda as the family’s loyal nanny ‘Ida’; Reggie De Leon (Disney’s stage version of Aladdin) as her manager ‘Shep;’ and features the return of Jed Rees (Deadpool) as the delightfully bad ‘Roland.’
A tail-waggin selection of talent returns to provide voices for the film’s canine stars, including top music icon Ziggy Marley (as ‘Dog Gnarly’); John Ratzenberger voices ‘Grandpa Growl; YouTube sensation Mackenzie Sol (The X-Factor) returns as ‘P.U.P’; and 13-year old singing sensation Kaitlyn Maher (America’s Got Talent) returns as the voice of Tiny and sister Scrappy. The film also returns the voices of George Newbern, Diedrich Bader, Nikki Blonsky, Steve Valentine, Brian Hull and Jonathan Mangum. Exciting new vocal talents include Maulik Pancholy (30 Rock) as ‘Raji,’ the slumdog crooner from India; and Jorge Diaz (Disney’s Elena Of Avalor) as ‘Julio,’ the Mexican heartthrob.
Make sure to check out all the Special Partner Promotions to tie in with the movie!
The campaign includes:
- Extended Stay America hotels’ Pupsome Pup Pet Photo Contest reaching over 2 million guests and active members
- VCA Animal Hospitals’ Healthy Pup Star Contest promoted in 750 hospitals and the U.S. and Canad
- Dogsters Ice Cream Style Treats for Dogs’ free collapsible dog bowl offer
- Braum’s Kids Meals featuring PUP STAR: WORLD TOUR character-based toys in themed kids’ meal bags in over 250 restaurant/grocery locations
- Old Mother Hubbard Natural Dog Treats promoting the movie on bags, shelf talkers, displays and other marketing materials
Featuring a soundtrack of paw-tapping new songs, PUP STAR: WORLD TOUR is the newest feature-length addition to the popular dog-filled PUP STAR family film franchise. The franchise launched in 2016 with overwhelming hit PUP STAR and continued in 2017 with PUP STAR: BETTER 2GETHER, which recently (3/23/18) had its world broadcast premiere on Disney Channel. My girls always enjoy watching the Air Bud and Pup Star movies. They laugh and give the movie their full attention and then they want to watch another one in the series when they are done. That to me is a sign of a movie they thoroughly enjoy. If your kids love singing dogs than this is the movie for them! See these dogs sing there way to the top and have some adventures along the way. All 3 films are currently available on NETFLIX.