My Dog Skip

My Dog Skip

4.8 7
Director: Jay Russell

Cast: Frankie Muniz, Diane Lane, Luke Wilson

     
 

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The fine family film My Dog Skip comes to DVD in a package as entertaining as the film itself. The viewer has the choice between a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1 or a standard full-frame 1.33:1 image. English and French soundtracks are both rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1. English and French subtitles…  See more details below

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The fine family film My Dog Skip comes to DVD in a package as entertaining as the film itself. The viewer has the choice between a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1 or a standard full-frame 1.33:1 image. English and French soundtracks are both rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1. English and French subtitles are accessible. The generous supplemental material features two different commentary tracks. Director Jay Russell performs one track, while child star Frankie Muniz and animal trainer Mathilde DeCagney handle the other. Deleted scenes with director commentary are included, as is a theatrical trailer. Three cheers to Warner Bros. for releasing a family DVD with extras that appeal to both children and adults.

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
An unabashedly sentimental coming-of-age story, My Dog Skip lovingly depicts life in a small Mississippi town, as seen through the eyes of a sensitive young boy. Wide-eyed Frankie Muniz (of the hit Fox sitcom "Malcolm in the Middle") plays Willie, a socially awkward, athletically challenged youth whose doting mom (Diane Lane) gives him a puppy over the objections of his disciplinarian dad (Kevin Bacon). With the faithful "Skipper" for a constant companion, Willie tackles the challenges posed by adolescence and grows into an assured young man. Based on an autobiographical novella by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Willie Morris, My Dog Skip re-creates World War II-era Mississippi with painstaking accuracy, confronting with admirable objectivity such issues as racial segregation and the plight of returning veterans. Director Jay Russell doesn't shy away from scenes of high drama, but he infuses the film with warmth and humor, guaranteeing a memorable viewing experience for the whole family.
All Movie Guide - Laura Abraham
In our current world fed and financed by the cynical individual, Jay Russell's My Dog Skip is a refreshing breath of old-time nostalgia. My Dog Skip is a film that will, on the one hand, entertain the kids because of the constant antics involving the dog, but also interest the adults because of the warmth and intensity of the characters. The movie takes some liberties with Willie Norris' original story, but on the whole stays true to the nature of the book. The sweet, truthful nature of the film, coupled with the superb acting of young, Frankie Muniz make this a treat for all. Animal lovers in the audience will relate with the idea of having a pet so important in your life you remember them forever. My Dog Skip is a nice movie, plain and simple.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/11/2000
UPC:
0085391828624
Original Release:
2000
Rating:
PG
Source:
Warner Home Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame, Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
1:35:00

Special Features

Two feature-length audio commentaries: Frankie Muniz and animal trainer Mathlde DeCagney; director Jay Russell; Deleted scenes with optional director commentary; Interactive menus; Willie Morris biography; Theatrical trailer; Scene access; Languages and subtitles: English & Français

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Frankie Muniz Willie Morris
Diane Lane Ellen Morris
Luke Wilson Dink Jenkins
Kevin Bacon Jack Morris
Caitlin Wachs Rivers Applewhite
Bradley Coryell Big Boy Wilkinson
Daylan Honeycutt Henjie Henick
Cody Linley Spit McGee
Peter Crombie Junior Smalls
Clint Howard Millard
Harry Connick Narrator
Enzo the Dog Skip
Moose the Dog Skip (older)
Courtney Brown Snake Girl
Lucille Ewing Aunt Maggie
Jordan Williams Lt. Hartman
John M. Sullivan Hunter
Winston Groom Mr. Goodloe
Bill Butler Barney
Mark Beech Army Buddy
Susan Carol Davis Mrs. Jenkins
David Pickens Mr. Jenkins
Polly Craig Grandmother Mamie
John Stiritz Grandfather Percy
Elizabeth Rice Rivers' Friend
Nate Bynum Man on Street
Stacie Doublin Woman on Street
Katherine Shoulders Mrs. Applewhite
Nathaniel Lee Sammy
Joann Blankenship Miss Abbott
Hunter Hays Accordion Boy
Cannon Smith Bible Boy
Brian Witt Armpit Boy
Jerome Jerald Waldo Grace
Stuart Greenwell Hunter
Harry Hood Baseball Coach
Gordon Swaim Umpire
Owen Boutwell Spectator
Chaon Cross Spectator
Jim Fraiser Veterinarian
Graham Gordy Pump Jockey
Michael Berkshire Older Willie
Wayne Wimberly Older Spit
Josh Yates Older Henjie
James Thweat Older Big Boy
William Ross Conductor

Technical Credits
Jay Russell Director,Executive Producer
Steve Aaron Sound Mixer
Deva Anderson Musical Direction/Supervision
Bridget Bergman Makeup
David J. Bomba Production Designer
Stephen Bourgeois Special Effects
James L. Carter Cinematographer
Will Cauthen Consultant/advisor
Cary Cook Cinematographer
Joan Cunningham Asst. Director
Jonathon Dickson Consultant/advisor
Tracy Doyle Set Decoration/Design
Marty P. Ewing Executive Producer
Bryan Ewing Consultant/advisor
Stephen Flick Sound/Sound Designer
Edi Giguere Costumes/Costume Designer
Gail Gilchriest Screenwriter
John Lee Hancock Producer
Mark Johnson Producer
Broderick Johnson Producer
Andrew Kosove Producer
Marty Layton Camera Operator
Drew Malone Consultant/advisor
Mindy Marin Casting
Charles Maynes Sound Editor
Gai McCullen Costumes/Costume Designer
Sunny Meyer Sound Mixer
Tim Monich Consultant/advisor
Angela Nunez Costumes/Costume Designer
Marshall Peck Asst. Director,Casting
Chris Peusch Consultant/advisor
Kenner Purvis Consultant/advisor
David Rings Consultant/advisor
Kris Rosamond Consultant/advisor
Ray Rosamond Consultant/advisor
Harvey Rosenstock Editor
William Ross Score Composer
Christopher Stoia Asst. Director
Gary Winter Editor
Matthew Zeringue Special Effects

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Scene Index

Side #1--
0. Side #1--
0. Scene Selections
1. Momentos and credits. [3:07]
2. Yazoo, Summer 1942 [2:45]
3. Birthday plans. [2:14]
4. Goodbye, Dink. [3:15]
5. Almost a present. [4:14]
6. Not asking. [3:28]
7. An exceptional dog. [1:37]
8. Driver's seat; a favor. [3:16]
9. Boy-and-dog's life. [4:01]
10. Show and tell. [2:40]
11. Touchdown. [2:41]
12. Graveyard test. [5:13]
13. Moonshiners. [4:14]
14. Huck and Caddie. [2:21]
15. Skip's rounds. [2:29]
16. Reporting for duty. [5:15]
17. Coming home. [3:10]
18. "Was the war like this?." [4:50]
19. Dink's invited. [2:53]
20. Skip plays the field. [5:52]
21. Missing. [4:38]
22. Friend in need. [4:01]
23. Found. [2:35]
24. Still teaching me. [4:10]
25. The best things of all. [3:19]
26. In my heart. [2:50]
27. End credits. [4:02]
Side #2--
0. Side #2--
0. Scene Selections
1. Momentos and credits. [3:07]
2. Yazoo, Summer 1942 [2:45]
3. Birthday plans. [2:14]
4. Goodbye, Dink. [3:15]
5. Almost a present. [4:14]
6. Not asking. [3:28]
7. An exceptional dog. [1:37]
8. Driver's seat; a favor. [3:16]
9. Boy-and-dog's life. [4:01]
10. Show and tell. [2:40]
11. Touchdown. [2:41]
12. Graveyard test. [5:13]
13. Moonshiners. [4:14]
14. Huck and Caddie. [2:21]
15. Skip's rounds. [2:29]
16. Reporting for duty. [5:15]
17. Coming home. [3:10]
18. "Was the war like this?." [4:50]
19. Dink's invited. [2:53]
20. Skip plays the field. [5:52]
21. Missing. [4:38]
22. Friend in need. [4:01]
23. Found. [2:35]
24. Still teaching me. [4:10]
25. The best things of all. [3:19]
26. In my heart. [2:50]
27. End credits. [4:02]

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