Do you have a dog lover in the house? We do! Peyton loves dogs and all things dogs. She’s actually just a huge pet lover in general. But one of her favorite things to watch is movies with dogs in them. We also love musicals too. So when I saw that Pup Star: World Tour was a dog movie with singing I knew we were going to have to watch this!
Pup Star: World Tour is part of the very popular Pup Star franchise. This time, the pups are hitting the road and singing their little doggie hearts out. It’s a spin on the popular singing competition shows, just with dogs. Pup Stars takes audiences around the world, as the action-packed spin on popular TV singing competitions goes global when ‘Tiny,’ the adorable singing Yorkie pup, packs her bags for far-away places from Africa to India and beyond. Along the way, Tiny and her fellow judges find a rich tapestry of fantastic new songs and meet exciting new canine singers, including ‘Julio, a Mexican heartthrob who’s not all he appears to be, but ultimately helps them discover that music really is the universal language that brings us all together as one pack, one voice, singing in harmony!
Here’s a little more about it from the press release I received –
Featuring a soundtrack of paw-tapping new songs, PUP STAR: WORLD TOUR is the newest feature-length addition to the popular dog-filled PUP STAR family film franchise. The franchise launched in 2016 with overwhelming hit PUP STAR and continued in 2017 with PUP STAR: BETTER 2GETHER, which recently (3/23/18) had its world broadcast premiere on Disney Channel. Both films are currently available on NETFLIX.
The PUP STAR: WORLD TOUR global adventure reunites the film’s live-action cast including Makenzie Moss (Steve Jobs) as Tiny’s owner, Lou; David Deluise (The Wizards of Waverly Place) as her father, Denisse Ojeda as the family’s loyal nanny ‘Ida’; Reggie De Leon (Disney’s stage version of Aladdin) as her manager ‘Shep;’ and features the return of Jed Rees (Deadpool) as the delightfully bad ‘Roland.’
A tail-waggin selection of talent returns to provide voices for the film’s canine stars, including top music icon Ziggy Marley (as ‘Dog Gnarly’); John Ratzenberger voices ‘Grandpa Growl; YouTube sensation Mackenzie Sol (The X-Factor) returns as ‘P.U.P’; and 13-year old singing sensation Kaitlyn Maher (America’s Got Talent) returns as the voice of Tiny and sister Scrappy. The film also returns the voices of George Newbern, Diedrich Bader, Nikki Blonsky, Steve Valentine, Brian Hull and Jonathan Mangum. Exciting new vocal talents include Maulik Pancholy (30 Rock) as ‘Raji,’ the slumdog crooner from India; and Jorge Diaz (Disney’s Elena Of Avalor) as ‘Julio,’ the Mexican heartthrob.
PUP STAR: WORLD TOUR is produced by Air Bud Entertainment, the creative force behind the #1 live-action, direct-to-home movies in the family category. The film is directed by “Air Bud” and “Disney Air Buddies” veteran Robert Vince, produced by Anna McRoberts and written by Robert Vince.
Official (FULL) Film Synopsis: PUP STAR is back and bigger than ever as the hit singing-pup competition show goes global! After achieving international stardom, Tiny the adorable Yorkie joins the celebrity judges for the first-ever Pup Star World Tour. The judges each welcome their favorite contestant from around the world to the Pup Star pack, training them to compete for the new title of global pup star champion. India’s Raji joins Team Growl, China’s Ming joins Team Paw-Paw, Nigeria’s Mobo joins Team Gnarley, and Mexico’s dashing telenovela star Julio joins Team Tiny. Talented, irresistible, and massively arrogant, Julio throws a wrench into Tiny’s personal life when he invites himself to stay with the family in Chicago while they rehearse for the grand finale. But while Tiny’s distracted by her protégé, Bark, Roland and Kano have other plans. The Mean Team are up to their old antics, doing everything they can to take Tiny down and regain control of Pup Star.
When the families of the judges go missing, and Bark’s plan becomes exposed, an incredible secret is revealed! Can Tiny stop Bark from ruining the spirit of Pup Star? A fun, big scale musical adventure, Pup Star: World Tour features a rich tapestry of fantastic new songs, and a heart-warming story where they discover that family is being one pack, one voice, singing in harmony!