We’ve promised you a front row seat in the studio as we continue developing Stubby’s story. Meet some of our team and see what we’re working on right now!
One of the first steps when developing a TV series is creating the “show bible,” describing the overall narrative trajectory while also defining the parameters for all writers and artists to follow. As we develop a prequel to the film “Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero,” our creative team must imagine a whole new series of stories for our little hero while staying true to the actual era he lived in.
Our team includes Sgt. Stubby veterans Richard Lanni (writer/director), Jordan Beck (producer/voice of “Olsen”), and Jean-Noel le Moal (art director), along with writers David Wise (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Batman: The Animated Series, Transformers), Audry Taylor (Pet Robots), and Scott Christian Sava (Spider-Man, Dreamland Chronicles).
Also joining our filmmakers are students from Stubby’s home state of Connecticut – Avery Ferro and Lillith Davies-Smith – to assist with the historical research required to make Stubby’s newly-imagined world feel authentic and real.
For a deeper dive into the creative process and to help bring this amazing dog’s true story to the screen, join the Stubby Squad today: www.stubbysquad.com/join
About Stubby: The Series
Before he became a hero, Stubby was a homeless puppy, unwanted and unloved, scrounging for scraps on the streets of New Haven, Connecticut.
Our series will start in 1915 – a full two years before he met Robert Conroy and joined the Army – when the little stray with the stubby tail is just a puppy in search of a meal, a bed, and a good time (though not necessarily in that order). He becomes attached to a band of street kids and all together they play, hunt for food, and evade capture from the vindictive policeman and his menacing dog.
Inspired by the works of Charles Dickens, Victor Hugo and Charlie Chaplin, the show focuses on tales of friendship, solidarity and resourcefulness in the face of adversity and the ever-changing world of the early 20th century; it’s a “dog’s eye view” of the past for today’s kids!