All the Best Movie Trivia from A Dog’s Purpose

Looking for a feel-good family movie to watch together in theaters? Check out our favorite A Dog's Purpose movie trivia before it comes out!

Looking for A Dog’s Purpose movie trivia? As always, we have you covered! This upcoming family movie releases into theaters on January 27, 2017. It follows the story of a dog who looks for purpose through different owners throughout four lifetimes. I love watching movies about animals, so I’m definitely planning to see this one! Since it’s billed as a comedy-drama, I imagine that it’s going to have plenty of hilarious moments as well as a few tear-jerking scenes. Check out some of my favorite trivia from A Dog’s Purpose!

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A Dog’s Purpose Movie Trivia

A Dog’s Purpose is  based on the 2010 book of the same name by W. Bruce Cameron.

Lasse Hallstrom is a Swedish movie director and director of this film. Here are some other popular movies he has directed in the past:1993- What’s Eating Gilbert Grape

  • 1993- What’s Eating Gilbert Grape
  • 1999- The Cider House Rules
  • 2000- Chocolat
  • 2010- Dear John
  • 2013- Safe Haven

The movie trailer for A Dog’s Purpose was released on Friday, August 26, 2016. So, why that date? Because that was National Dog Appreciation Day.

On August 10, 2015, the Dream Works Pictures posted an open casting call for the movie through the website Project Casting. They were in search of extras to be in the movie, to be paid at $11.75 an hour.

Josh Gad, who provides the voice of Bailey, has appeared in the main voice cast of 4 other movies. Those movies are:

  • 2010- Marmaduke- voice role of Bandana Dog
  • 2012- Ice Age: Continental Drift- voice role of Louis
  • 2013- Frozen- voice role of Olaf
  • 2016- The Angry Birds Movie– voice role of Chuck

There are 2 actors that play the younger version of Ethan in A Dog’s Purpose. Bryce Gheisar is an actor from Winnipeg, Canada, born on December 22, 2004. He made his acting debut in the 2015 short film The Bus Stop where he played the role of Elijah Gutnick. KJ Apa is an actor from Auckland, New Zealand, born June 16, 1997. He is best known for playing the role of Kane Jenkins on the television series Shortland Street from 2013 to 2015.

Dennis Quaid plays the adult version of Ethan in the movie. Quaid has been starring in movie roles since 1977. He has had several well-known roles throughout the years. Here are just some of those famous roles:

  • 1987- The Big Easy- role of Detective Remy McSwain
  • 1994- Wyatt Earp- role of Doc Holliday
  • 2004- The Day After Tomorrow- Jack Hall
  • 2011- Footloose- Reverend Shaw Moore

Did these A Dog’s Purpose trivia facts get you excited about seeing this awesome family movie? Share your thoughts in the comments.

8 thoughts on “All the Best Movie Trivia from A Dog’s Purpose”

  1. This is the first time that I’ve heard of this movie. It sounds like a very heart-warming movie and good for the whole family to watch.

  2. This is my first time hearing about this movie, but it sounds like a movie that my family and I would enjoy. I’ll definitely have to keep it in mind! – HilLesha

  3. I’ve read this book before – it is so cute! I can’t believe it’s being made into a movie! This is so great, I’ll definitely have to check this out! Can’t wait, thank you for sharing! -Kendall

  4. I had not heard of this movie before! This looks like one that my kids would love to watch and a great family movie.

  5. Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle

    I really cannot wait to see this movie. I’m a huge dog lover. I have been for my entire life. I think this is going to be an absolutely fantastic movie.

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