Wiener Dog Nationals DVD Review

In A Dog Eat Dog World…There’s Only One Wiener!

Wiener Dog Nationals racing onto DVD July 2

Today is the DVD and VOD release of Wiener Dog Nationals. This is a great family-friendly comedy. This movie is rated G and runs approximately 82 minutes. Suggested retail price is $26.98.

A boy and his family adopt a runt of a dachshund from the local shelter and name her Shelly in honor of shelter dogs everywhere. Despite all odds, Shelly surprises the boy’s father (Jason London, Jason and the Argonauts, Dazed and Confused) when she places in the state trials of Wienerschnitzel’s illustrious Wiener Dog Nationals race.

The family pools all of its resources to advance to the next round only to face strong opposition from the reigning champion, Princess, and her owner Ms. Merryweather (Morgan Fairchild, Fashion House, Flamingo Road). Meanwhile, judge Melanie (Alicia Witt, 88 Minutes, Two Weeks Notice) is banned from the race by the head judge (Bryan Batt, Funny People, AMC’s Mad Men) when she tries to help the family prove that Ms. Merryweather is cheating.

Relying only on her skill and her young owner’s passion, little Shelly and her new family must fact the challenge of advancing through the cutthroat world of the nation’s greatest wiener dog race. One race. One Nation. One wiener!

My Thoughts:

We really enjoyed this movie. I think we fell in love with the mischievous dachshund Shelly. The kids actually reminded me of my own three kids. I love how the kids were really close. The oldest brother has a heart of gold to make his brother happy even when at first he didn’t agree.

The younger boy wanted a wiener dog for his birthday. He saw a picture of his mother who was holding a wiener dog. He also found out she raced them. He got the application for the races and signed Shelly up.

I didn’t think they were going to go to the races at first and I am glad that the Dad did what he could to make the races happen to make his family happy.

We rooted for Shelly at every race. We were really happy with the ending of the movie. I was happy to see Ms. Merryweather got what she deserved at the end. I also thought it was sweet that Handshake helped out Shelly at the end to cross the finish line.

Disclaimer: I was not paid for this review. I did recieve a copy of Wiener Dog Nationals for my review. The opinions are 100% my own. 

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