Space Dogs, released from Phase 4 Films, is based on a true story of Belka and Strelka two dogs who were sent to space by the Soviet Union in the 1960’s on board Sputnik. Belka was a stray dog who met Strelka, the circus performer, when her rocket riding performance sent her straight into Belka’s neighborhood. While exploring the neighborhood the dogs along with their friend, Venya, the rat get picked up and sent on a train to the Soviet Union where they are sent on a super top-secret mission. What the animals don’t realize is that their mission is actually them being trained to be the first canine cosmonauts to go to space and back again.
What I enjoyed about this film:
- It has a great message about courage, friendship, and teamwork
- Great songs and characters that kept the kids glued to the screen.
- A great conversation starter that made the kids want to know more about early missions to space
The Space Dogs Trailer
For a night of great family entertainment I would highly recommend Space Dogs. The storyline kept the kids intrigued. The graphics were vivid and fun. The best part for me was that they were learning without even realizing it. I love when a film can do that!