A Dog’s Journey is being directed by Gail Mancuso (Modern Family) from a screenplay by W. Bruce Cameron, Cathryn Michon, Wally Wolodarsky, and Maya Forbes. A Dog’s Purpose‘s Gavin Polone returns as a producer. The sequel’s an Amblin Entertainment, Walden Media and Alibaba Pictures production and will be distributed by Universal Pictures.
“We are excited to join with our partners at Walden Media and Alibaba Pictures to produce A Dog’s Journey, the follow-up to our successful A Dog’s Purpose. With Director Gail Mancuso at the helm, we can’t wait to share another beautiful story about the special bond between humans and their treasured dogs,” stated Amblin President and Co-CEO Jeff Small announcing the start of production.
Frank Smith, Walden Media’s President and CEO, added, “Walden Media is proud to produce content that warms the heart and bring entire families together. A Dog’s Purpose beautifully conveyed the unconditional love dogs bring to our families and lives, and we are excited to be portraying this unbreakable bond once again with A Dog’s Journey, produced together with Amblin Partners and Alibaba Pictures.”
“A Dog’s Purpose was embraced by audiences globally with great storytelling and a heartwarming message,” said Alibaba Pictures President Wei Zhang. “We are excited to build upon the success of that film by working with our partners at Amblin and Walden to bring the next chapter of this film to audiences around the world.”
The A Dog’s Journey Plot: “Audiences are invited along on A Dog’s Journey, the next chapter of the beloved best-selling series by author W. Bruce Cameron. The family film told from the dog’s perspective serves as the much-anticipated follow-up to the soulful story of one devoted dog who finds the meaning of his own existence through the lives of the humans he teaches to laugh and love.”