Tuesday, December 30 2014 11:22

Watch: RUSSELL MADNESS - New Year's Resolution

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When the original AIR BUD movies started rolling out, I'd missed them due simply to my age at the time, and not yet being a parent. In recent years, I've caught up a bit, checking out some of the original films and their more recent "Air Buddies" spin-offs (thanks to Netflix), each a reminder that kids love talking animals. Now comes RUSSELL MADNESS, a new film from Air Bud Entertainment that takes the franchise in a new direction and an entirely different world: professional wrestling. Having seen the film way early (a full review is forthcoming), I can attest to the fact that it's an adorable new tale for kids of all-ages. With New Year's Eve this week, it's time to make those New Year's Resolutions, and for many it's to get in shape. After all, if a tiny terrier can do it, so can you!

Trivia: Actors David Milchard and Matty Finochio both have appeared in the viral hit CONVOS WITH MY 2-YEAR-OLD (now CONVOS WITH MY 4-YEAR-OLD), as well as the recent JINGLE ALL THE WAY 2. Yes, Milchard is the 2/3/4-year-old.

About RUSSELL MADNESS: Coming to theaters on February 21 via Fandango and home entertainment this spring, RUSSELL MADNESS tells the story of Russell, an undersized but big-hearted terrier who dreams of having a family of his own. After running away from his pet store, Russell gets taken in by The Ferraros, a family desperate to revive their grandfather’s pro wrestling arena. That’s when they discover their new pet pooch has incredible wrestling skills. With help from his coach, Hunk, a savvy and hilarious monkey, Russell rockets to the top of the pro wrestling world and becomes a famous sports superstar. But when a dishonest promoter double-crosses the Ferraros, Russell will face his biggest challenge and discover that the strongest tag team is family.

Learn more: https://www.facebook.com/RussellMadness

James Zahn

James Zahn is best-known as The Rock Father™, a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur. He is the Owner, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of THE ROCK FATHER™ Magazine. In January, 2019, after nearly a decade of publishing The Rock Father™ Magazine, he joined Adventure Media and Events as Senior Editor of The Toy Book—the leading trade publication for the toy industry since 1984, as well as The Pop Insider — a destination for all things pop culture, and The Toy Insider — the leading consumer guide for toys and games. He is also editor of The Toy Report, a weekly newsletter published by The Toy Book each Thursday. Zahn has over 27 years of experience in the entertainment, retail and publishing industries.

He regularly serves as a Brand Ambassador and spokesperson for several Globally-recognized pop culture and lifestyle brands in addition to consulting for a number of toy manufacturers. 

Creatively, James has directed/edited music videos, lyric videos, and album trailers for bands such as FEAR FACTORY, has appeared as an actor in feature films and commercials, written comic books, and performed in bands. He currently serves as an artist manager and video director for PRODUCT OF HATE, whose debut album was released by Napalm Records in 2016, distributed by ADA/Warner Music in the U.S. with Universal Music handling global. A new album has been completed and is set for release this year.

Zahn and/or his work have been featured in/on CNN, NBC, ABC, WGN, CBS, GCTN, G4, The Chicago Tribune, Forbes, MarketWatch, Reuters, BusinessWire, Fangoria, Starlog and more. He's appeared as a music expert on CNN's AC360 alongside Anderson Cooper, and has been interviewed by Larry King. In the past he served as a writer for the Netflix Stream Team,  Fandango Family and PBS KIDS, penned articles for Sprout and PopSugar, and was a contributor to Chicago Parent.

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