May 12, 2010

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, DOGCITY 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


For artwork and additional information on this release, e-mail JP Shields at or Mark Karges at




The Jim Henson Company has remained an established leader in family entertainment for over 50 years and is recognized worldwide as an innovator in puppetry, animatronics and digital animation. Best known as creators of the world famous Muppets, Henson has received over 50 Emmy Awards and nine Grammy Awards. Recent credits include the Emmy® nominated “Sid the Science Kid,” “Dinosaur Train,” “Wilson & Ditch: Digging America” and “Pajanimals.” Features include “The Dark Crystal,” “Labyrinth,” “MirrorMask,” and “Unstable Fables” and television productions include “Fraggle Rock” and the sci-fi cult series “Farscape.”

With additional locations in New York and London, The Jim Henson Company is headquartered in Los Angeles on the historic Charlie Chaplin lot, complete with soundstage and postproduction facilities. Independently owned and operated by the five adult children of founder Jim Henson, the Company is also home to Jim Henson’s Creature Shop™, a pre-eminent character-building and visual effects group with international film, television and advertising clients, as well as Henson Recording Studios, one of the music industry’s top recording facilities known for its world-class blend of state-of-the-art and vintage equipment. The Company’s Henson Alternative brand has recently launched the national tour of “Stuffed and Unstrung,” a live puppet improvisational show named one of the top 10 “Best Stage Shows of 2010” by Entertainment Weekly.
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