Dog City: The Movie DVD Official Press Release

Today and tomorrow on The Muppet Mindset, we’re bringing you the official press releases of two very exciting DVD releases from The Jim Henson Company and Lionsgate Entertainment. First up, Jim Henson’s Dog City: The Movie. Special thanks to The Jim Henson Company and Lionsgate for providing me with these press releases!

First-Ever DVD Release of the Henson Comedy Classic Film Will Have Viewers “Howling” With Laughter!

Street Date: 6/8/10
DVD SRP: $14.98


Get ready for tail-wagging, tongue-flapping fun this summer as Lionsgate Home Entertainment releases Jim Henson’s Dog City: The Movie, available for the first time ever on DVD and as a digital download!  As the winner of the Primetime Emmy® Award for Outstanding Directing in a Variety or Music Program in 1989, this hilarious Henson comedy classic arrives in stores with a devoted fan base. Adults who were fans of The Jim Henson Company’s productions in their youth can share Jim Henson’s Dog City: The Movie with their children, as the movie features both edgy humor and puppet fun brought to life as only The Jim Henson Company can.  The film was so successful that it inspired a “Dog City” animated series that aired on FOX in the early 1990s. Containing special features that include original movie concept art and a behind-the-scenes image gallery, Jim Henson’s Dog City: The Movie will be available on June 8, 2010 for the suggested retail price of $14.98.

Dog City: The Movie is an Emmy® award-winning Jim Henson Comedy Classic. Directed by Jim Henson, this parody of film noir gangster films takes us through the busy but dangerous town of Dog City, teeming with colorful dog puppet characters.  Our hero, Ace, enters the world of bulldog gangsters and terrier molls when he inherits a saloon, “The Doghouse,” from his late Uncle Harry. Unwilling to pay protection money, Ace finds himself the target of Bugsy, a bulldog bully who owns most of Dog City, and also happens to be one of the foremost proponents of senseless violence. Ace also comes nose to nose with a beautiful runaway collie named Colleen. Colleen and Ace team up to take on Bugsy and his thugs in the tumultuous, dog-eat-dog world of Dog City.


  • Original movie concept art
  • Behind-the-scenes image gallery

*Special features subject to change

Year of Production: Television airing in 1989 as part of The Jim Henson Hour.
Title Copyright: TM & © 1989, 2010 The Jim Henson Company. JIM HENSON’S mark & logo, DOG CITY mark & logo, certain characters and elements are trademarks of The Jim Henson Company. All Rights Reserved.
Type: Home Entertainment Premiere
Rating: Not Rated
Genre: Family, children, television
Closed Captioned: English
Subtitles: N/A
Format: Full Screen
Feature Run Time: 40 minutes
DVD Audio Status: 2.0 Dolby Digital

Check back tomorrow for another press release for another exciting new release from The Jim Henson Company and Lionsgate!

The Muppet Mindset by Ryan Dosier

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