A Dog's Purpose Movie

Every dog happens for a reason.

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The story of one devoted dog who finds the meaning of his own existence through the lives of the humans he teaches to laugh and love.

Who's Involved:

Dennis Quaid, John Ortiz, Juliet Rylance, Josh Gad, Pooch Hall, Gavin Polone, Lasse Hallstrom, Lauren Pfeiffer, Britt Robertson, Luke Kirby, Audrey Wells, Mark Sourian, K.J. Apa, Alan Blomquist, Peggy Lipton

Release Date:

Friday, January 27, 2017 (Nationwide)

thematic elements and brief strong language

Runtime: N/A
Language: English

Plot: What's the story about?

Shares the soulful and surprising story of one devoted dog (voiced by Josh Gad) who finds the meaning of his own existence through the lives of the humans he teaches to laugh and love. The family film told from the dog’s perspective.

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Who stars in A Dog's Purpose: Cast List

... Hannah

"I Still Believe" , "The First Time"  

"Born A Champion" , "American Underdog: The Kurt Warner Story"  


... Elizabeth

"The Artist's Wife" , "Sinister"  

... Jim

"Mambo Italiano" , "Little Woods"  

"The Hate U Give" , "The Last Summer"  

"Horse Girl" , "Bumblebee"  

"Stomp the Yard: Homecoming" , "Carter High"  

... Dog (voice)

"Frozen 2" , "Moonfall"  

Who's making A Dog's Purpose: Crew List

A look at the A Dog's Purpose behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Lasse Hallstrom last directed The Nutcracker and the Four Realms and The Hundred-Foot Journey. The film's writer Audrey Wells last wrote The Hate U Give and The Smurfs.


Audrey Wells


Gavin Polone
Mark Sourian

Production Companies

Amblin Entertainment

DreamWorks Studios (Former)

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Production: What we know about A Dog's Purpose?

Key Facts

  1. Based on the novel by W. Bruce Cameron.

Filming Timeline

  1. October 2016: The film was in Completed status.
  2. December 2015: The film was in Post-Production status.
  3. Principal photography began on August 17, 2015 and wrapped in November 2015.

  4. May 2015: The film was in Development status.
  5. October 2010: The film was in Development status.

A Dog's Purpose Release Date: When was the film released?

A Dog's Purpose was released in 2017 on Friday, January 27, 2017 (Nationwide release). There were 9 other movies released on the same date, including Moana, Gold and Resident Evil: The Final Chapter.

When will the movie be on Blu-ray & DVD?

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

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