Thursday, April 10, 2014

Great Easter Movie to Share with the Family -- The Dog Who Saved Easter -- Now Available on DVD (Review)

Disclosure:  I was sent a review copy from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.

The Dog Who Saved Easter (2014)

"Zeus is back and better than ever when The Dog Who Saved Easter arrives on DVD exclusively at Walmart on April 8 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. The film will be available on Video On Demand and Pay-Per-View everywhere the same day. The Dog Who Saved Easter will be released three weeks earlier on Digital HD on March 18. The latest installment in the hit family franchise is full of excitement and laughter along with an all-star cast including Mario Lopez (TV’s “EXTRA!”), Nicole Eggert (TV’s “Charles In Charge”), Dean Cain (TV’s “Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman”), Elisa Donovan (Clueless), Beverly Mitchell (TV’s “7th Heaven”), Patrick Muldoon (Starship Troopers), Catherine Hicks (TV’s “7th Heaven”), Joey “Cocoa” Diaz (Grudge Match) and Mindy Sterling (Austin Powers Franchise). The Dog Who Saved Easter DVD, including all-new bonus features such as director/producer commentary, a stills gallery and behind-the-scenes featurette, will be available for the suggested retail price of $19.98.

It’s Easter and everyone’s favorite K-9 has returned! The Bannisters are heading out on a family cruise and sending Zeus to doggie day care. Everything is going according to plan until the daycare’s crosstown rival hires a trio of crooks to sabotage the fledgling business. Zeus will make some new friends and new enemies as he uses all his tricks to save the daycare and Easter!"

Mario Lopez – TV’s “EXTRA!,” TV’s “Saved By The Bell”
Nicole Eggert – TV’s “Baywatch,” TV’s “Charles In Charge”
Dean Cain – TV’s “Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman”
Elisa Donavon – Clueless, TV’s “In Gail We Trust”
Beverly Mitchell – TV’s “The Secret Life of the American Teenager,” TV’s “7th Heaven”
Patrick Muldoon – Spiders, Starship Troopers
Catherine Hicks – TV’s “7th Heaven,” Child’s Play
Joey “Cocoa” Diaz – Grudge Match, The Longest Yard
Mindy Sterling – Austin Powers Franchise, How the Grinch Stole Christmas

  • Audio Commentary with Director Sean Olson, Producer Peter Sullivan and Executive Producers Barry Barnholtz and Jeffrey Schenck
  • Stills Gallery
  • Behind-the-Scenes Featurette
*subject to change


My Thoughts:

I have shared with you in the past how my family is a dog loving family, and whenever a movies comes out on DVD that stars dogs, we have to watch it.  I had never heard of this new release until the folks at Lionsgate Home Entertainment shared news on its release.

After checking out the following trailer on YouTube, I knew it was a movie we had to see...

There aren't many non-bunny Easter movies out, so it was nice to finally share a movie that starred a dog with my girls.  As soon as they saw Zeus the dog, they were in love.  We have a small 8 lb. Maltese/Silky Terrier mix, which the girls snuggle and play with.  But, they are always drawn to big dogs like Zeus.  As we watched the movie this past weekend, the girls kept giggling when they saw Zeus going to doggie daycare.  Then, Savannah asked why we don't send Lily to daycare, so that she could make friends.  :-)

Like other movies, I like seeing who lends their voices to these talking animals.  And, with this movie, it is none other than Mario Lopez from Saved by the Bell.  What doesn't he do?  He is even voicing a character on the Chica Show on Sprout! that my girls watch.  So, when they heard his voice, they thought it was Mario's character for the Sprout show playing a dog.  I also loved seeing Beverly Mitchell and Catherine Hicks working together again, after appearing as mother/daughter on the popular television series, 7th Heaven.

Even though this movie is geared towards older children as it has a PG rating, my girls still got into it and loved it.  At only 87 minutes, it was a good length to keep them engaged without getting bored.  From the start of the movie, you will be drawn in and cheering for the good guys to come out on top.  When the girls heard that the doggie day care was going to be broken into by frumpy looking bad guys, including Dean Cain, they kept saying "Go away" when they appeared on the screen.

Overall, this is a great Easter movie that will entertain members of the whole family, especially dog lovers.  So, if you are looking for a non-bunny movie to share with your family this Easter, why not consider picking up this new release from Lionsgate Home Entertainment today.  I can't wait to hear what you think of it. 

Disclosure:  I was sent a review copy from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.

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