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National Dress Up Your Pet Day: RUSSELL MADNESS gets an in-home release date…

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Today (January 14) is National Dress Up Your Pet Day, once again proving that yes, Virginia – there is a day for everything. We have two dogs and a fish, and while it would be a little hard to dress up Lula (the Betta fish, named for a whale on DOC McSTUFFINS), our dogs could possibly be dressed-up, as they have been on occasion in the past. With that in mind (and with some pictures I’m sharing as well), Air Bud Entertainment is using today as the perfect time to announce the in-home release date for their new film, RUSSELL MADNESS.  After making a theatrical bow on February 21 as part of the #FandangoFamily Screening Series,  RUSSELL MADNESS will come to Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD on March 10.

 Russell Costumes

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 current pet store residence, 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.


The film 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), McKenna Grace (TV’s Crash and Burn) and John Hennigan (former WWE Superstar) 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.

RUSSELL MADNESS is rated ‘PG’ by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA). 

So, would you like to see our dogs in polo shirts? These were taken six years ago this week – January of 2009:


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