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|The Ferraro Family in Russell Madness, Image from Fox|
Both these events that I attended were the prelude to Russell Madness which bounds onto home screens with the Bluray and DVD launching tomorrow, March 10. You too can get caught up in all the madness by entering MBE's Russell Madness Bluray DVD Giveaway and downloading these fun, free official movie printables for the kids.
|Russell Madness star, Sarah Elspas MommyBlogExpert.com|
This endearing movie which is the 17th from Air Bud Entertainment, the creators of Air Bud and Air Buddies, is one that kids will enjoy for sure -- especially if they love live action animal actors with human qualities. But it is also a movie that is perfect for multiple generations to watch together because the central theme is all about the meaning of family. In fact, the motion picture's tagline "The Strongest Tag Team is Family" rings loud and true.
|Russell high fives Max in a scene from the movie, Image from Fox|
|Animal costumes from Russell Madness, Janis Brett Elspas, MommyBlogExpert.com|
|Hunk the monkey as Russell's coach, Image from Fox|
|John Hennigan & I, Photo by Sarah Elspas, MommyBlogExpert.com|
- A Hilarious Gag Reel
- Raising the Woof: Training Russell
- Five Little Monkeys Sing-Along
|Fox Studios Backlot Los Angeles, Sarah Elspas MommyBlogExpert.com|
Among my favorite perks of working as a Fox Home Entertainment Insider brand ambassador for the past two years, is getting invited to special events on the Fox Studios lot like my daughter and I experienced ahead of the release of Russell Madness.
|At Fox Studios for the media event, Sarah Elspas MommyBlogExpert.com|
|Hennigan, Brightley, Milchard, Vince, Sarah Elspas MommyBlogExpert.com|
|Crystal & David Milchard, Sarah Elspas MommyBlogExpert.com|
- According to Robert Vince, the director, inspiration for the film's concept originally came from his team's weekly "What's Our Next Stupid Idea" meeting to put together something new and fresh that hasn't been done before: animals involved in the sport of wrestling
- Brightley, the dog who plays Russell, is 2 years old and is actually one of four Jack Russells who worked on this film
- In real life Crystal, who plays Hunk, is a 21 year-old capuchin female monkey who usually eats fruits and vegetables, but worked on set for yogurt, Nutella and mixed nuts
- CGI figures big in this movie where animals are talking and doing human-like behaviors, in fact there are more than 1200 visual effects that are used
- In the shots where the dog and monkey appear to hug, it's actually only one live animal at a time with a stuffie
- Filming animals and wrestling scenes was so complex on this project, says the director, it took 12 takes to shoot some of the movie's fight scenes
- The actors' improv skills were particularly important because often times they were acting to a tennis ball or interacting with the director reading one of the animal's lines
|Photographer Sarah Elspas with Brightley, Janis Brett Elspas, MommyBlogExpert.com|
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FTC Disclosure: In connection with this #RussellMadness post series, I disclose that I am a Fox Home Entertainment Insider #FHEInsiders brand ambassador. I received the Bluray DVD and was invited to attend several hosted events to facilitate this movie review, the associated giveaway and Russell Madness free printable kids activity sheets posts. In addition to complimentary printables for readers, Fox is supplying the prize and shipping for MBE's Russell Madness Blu-ray DVD Giveaway. However opinions here are my own. See complete FTC Disclosure information that appears at the bottom of MommyBlogExpert's main page and at the bottom of every individual post on this blog, including this one.