SGT. STUBBY: AN AMERICAN HERO is a computer-animated feature film based on the true story of the bond between a soldier and a stray dog, set against the backdrop of America’s entry into World War I. Together they survived the Great War and returned home to a hero’s welcome.
With “The War to End All Wars” looming, a young Army Pvt. Robert Conroy (Logan Lerman) is adopted by a stray stump-tailed terrier. The two find themselves inseparable; when the time comes for Robert and his fellow doughboys to ship off to war, the little dog named Stubby finds a way on the boat to keep his boy safe.
Narrated by Robert’s sister, Margaret Conroy (Helena Bonham Carter), the two quickly find themselves in the trenches of France and on the path to history. French poilu soldier Gaston Baptiste (Gérard Depardieu) befriends the duo and accompanies them along their epic journey through harsh conditions and incredible acts of courage.
In the trenches, Stubby alerts his comrades-in-arms of incoming attacks and rescues the wounded in No Man’s Land. Back home, his exploits steal the heart of the nation on the front pages of newspapers across the country.
Sgt. Stubby’s actions show the world the true meaning of dedication, loyalty, and what it means to be an American Hero.