Russell Madness: A Hilarious and Heartwarming Pet-Filled Adventure


The Talking Dog-Loving Production Team that has Entertained Generations … Debuts an Exciting All-New Family Film!

russel madness

Hilarious and Heartwarming Pet-Filled Adventure Introduces ‘RUSSELL’! An Adorable Talking Terrier who goes from Rescue Bound to Wrestling Superstardom! 

Debuts on Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital HD – March 10!


HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (February 2015)– Get ready to “Russell!” Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and Air Bud Entertainment are proud to announce an all-new movie from the creators of the beloved ‘Air Bud’ and ‘Buddies’ franchise, RUSSELL MADNESS, will make its debut on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD on March 10, 2015. ( The action-packed family feature’s home entertainment release follows a February debut in theatres as part of the Fandango Family Screening Series (

RUSSELL MADNESS is produced by Air Bud Entertainment, the creative force behind the #1 live-action, direct-to-video movies in the family category. The exciting, action-packed adventure introduces ‘Russell,’ a talking (and costume-wearing) Jack Russell Terrier who accidentally becomes a professional wrestling superstar, on the way to discovering the true power…of family.

The film stars John Ratzenberger (‘Toy Story,’ ‘Cars,’ TV’s Cheers), Fred Willard (TV’s Modern Family) David Milchard (Convos with my 2-Year Old), Mason Vale Cotton (TV’s Mad Men), McKenna Grace (TV’s Crash and Burn) and John Hennigan (former WWE star) along with the voices of talking animal stars including Will Sasso (TV’s ‘MadTV’ and ‘The Three Stooges’) and Sean Giambrone (TV’s The Goldbergs). RUSSELL MADNESS is directed by ‘Air Bud’ and ‘Buddies’ veterans Robert Vince, written and produced by Robert Vince and Anna McRoberts.

For even more fun, families and four-legged friends should be on the lookout for RUSSELL MADNESS activities, recipes and coupons on some of their favorite products. Joy Cone 12 sugar cones and 24 cake cups, Riviana Foods’ Minute Rice Boxes and Cold Stone Creamery counters will offer $2 coupons towards RUSSELL MADNESS on Blu-ray™ and DVD.


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 current pet store residence, 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. RUSSELL MADNESS is rated ‘PG’ by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA).


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About Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment is the industry leading worldwide marketing, sales and distribution company for all Fox produced, acquired and third party partner film and television programing. Each year TCFHE expands its award-winning global product portfolio with the introduction of new entertainment content through established and emerging formats including DVD, Blu-ray™ and Digital HD™. Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment is a subsidiary of 21st Century Fox.

About Air Bud Entertainment

Air Bud Entertainment (ABE) is the company behind the beloved AIR BUD and BUDDIES franchise. For nearly 20 years, the AIR BUD and BUDDIES films have become an established and trusted family brand. ABE created the four-paw icon of this generation which has become part of our social fabric across generations of children, parents and grandparents. ABE’s exciting new movies will be available across numerous multi-media and digital platforms. Fans can also watch exclusive programming on the recently launched Air Bud TV including original, all new short form content and TV series, in addition to sneak peaks of their adorable family-friendly films.

About Fandango Family Screening Series

Beginning February 21, 2015, Fandango will debut RUSSELL MADNESS in top market theaters as part of the Fandango Family Screening Series, a nationwide promotional program offering families free exclusive advance movie screenings, plus free snacks, goodies and a chance to win prizes and other fun surprises.   The film will be shown in cities such as New York, Philadelphia, Boston, DC, Atlanta, Dallas, Chicago, Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles.  More information about the RUSSELL MADNESS screenings is available at, and parents can sign up to be notified via email when it’s time to reserve seats for this special event.



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