To help ease those post long weekend blues we are launching a contest today courtesy of Phase 4 Films. We have the “Ultimate Doggie Movie Prize Pack” to give away to one lucky winner. Check out this preview of Doggie B and the contest details below…
kaboom! Entertainment, the kids and family label for Phase 4 Films is pleased to announce the release of the fun-filled must-see family comedy Doggie B in select theaters August 31, 2012, and On Demand and via Digital Download on September 7, 2012.
Doggie B – Trailer
When aspiring vet Cassie finds out that her Uncle Peter’s dog dancing studio is in danger of closing, she enters her devoted pup Pijo in the Dog Dancing Championships. Standing between the grand prize and the glory is ten-time champion Gertrude and her dancing canine Chaos, who will stop at nothing to win. With the help of family and friends, Cassie and Pijo lace up all six dancing shoes, raise the woof, and take on the competition tail on.
The film stars and features music by The Go-Go’s Jane Wiedlin, and includes unreleased songs by The Go-Gos. Also starring are Jesse Draper, Patrick Alan Davis, and Bettina Devin. The film is produced by Delicia Niami, Delphine Suter, and Romanus Wolter.
ULTIMATE DOGGIE MOVIE GRAND PRIZE
Doggie B movie poster
3 “doggie DVDs” – Space Dogs, I Heart Shakey and Smitty!
Doggie B movie poster
Leave a comment on this post with your favorite dog movie of all time.
Winner will be randomly chosen.
Contest is limited to U.S. and Canadian residents only.
Contest closes at 9am EST on September 17th, 2012.
Winners will be announced on the blog and contacted via e-mail.
Why do we still eat meat? The New York Times is attempting to answer this question by launching a contest for omnivores to argue the ethics of meat eating. Entries will be judged by some of the most influential intellectuals, including Michael Pollen and Mark Bittman. Read on for more on this argument and submit your own entry. — Global Animal
The New York Times, Ariel Kaminer
Ethically speaking, vegetables get all the glory. In recent years, vegetarians — and to an even greater degree vegans, their hard-core inner circle — have dominated the discussion about the ethics of eating. From the philosopher Peter Singer, whose 1975 volume “Animal Liberation” galvanized an international movement, to the novelist Jonathan Safran Foer, who wrote the 2009 best seller “Eating Animals,” those who forswear meat have made the case that what we eat is a crucial ethical decision. To be just, they say, we must put down our cheeseburgers and join their ranks.
In response, those who love meat have had surprisingly little to say. They say, of course, that, well, they love meat or that meat is deeply ingrained in our habit or culture or cuisine or that it’s nutritious or that it’s just part of the natural order. Some of the more conscientious carnivores have devoted themselves to enhancing the lives of livestock, by improving what those animals eat, how they live and how they are killed. But few have tried to answer the fundamental ethical issue: Whether it is right to eat animals in the first place, at least when human survival is not at stake.
So today we announce a nationwide contest for the omnivorous readers of The New York Times. We invite you to make the strongest possible case for this most basic of daily practices.
We have assembled a veritable murderer’s row of judges — some of the most influential thinkers to question or condemn the eating of meat: Peter Singer, Michael Pollan, Mark Bittman, Jonathan Safran Foer and Andrew Light. If you can make it past them, we’ll put your name in lights (or at least in print). So get thinking. And get writing. You have two weeks and 600 words in which to make sense of our species’ entire dietary history. Bon appétit!
Rules: This is a very specific contest. Don’t tell us why you like meat, why organic trumps local or why your food is yours to choose. Just tell us why it’s ethical to eat meat.
Guidelines: Send written entries of no more than 600 words to firstname.lastname@example.org. Entries are due by April 8; no late submissions will be considered.
The Prize: The best essay or essays will be published in an upcoming issue of The New York Times.
The Caveat: Feel free to bat ideas around in the comments section below, but to be considered by the judges entries must be submitted to email@example.com.
E-mail queries to firstname.lastname@example.org, or send them to the Ethicist, The New York Times Magazine, 620 Eighth Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10018, and include a daytime phone number.