This Day in Movie History – March 18th, 1988 – Pound Puppies and The Legend of Big Paw Released

A movie based on a popular toy line of plush puppies was released on this day in movie history.

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Courtesy: Carolco and Tristar Pictures / Hasbro

Pound Puppies and The Legend of Big Paw, based on the popular Pound Puppies line of toys, was released by Carolco and Tristar Pictures to theaters in the United States on March 18th, 1988.

The animated film tells the story of how dogs acquired Puppy Power (no relation to Scrappy-Doo) thanks to the legendary “Bone of Scone.” In the present, a devious villain plans to get the bone back, and possibly end Puppy Power forever.

The voices in the film are provided by Brennan Howard, BJ Ward, Nancy Cartwright and Frank Welker. The film was not a success at the box office, making an estimated total of just over half a million dollars.

Despite the film’s failure at theaters, the Pound Puppies toy line would survive. Most recently, an animated series based on the toys debuted on the Hub in 2010.


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