|Better fare for families|
Most of what Hollywood calls family entertainment isn’t suitable for the family, contends Joe Camp, creator and producer of the latest Benji film, “Benji: Off the Leash,” that opens Aug. 20.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--After a 16-year hiatus from the big screen, Benji is back. A new movie starring the winsome pup -- actually the fourth dog to be cast as Benji -- will be in theaters starting Friday, Aug. 20.
Understandably, Joe Camp, creator and producer of “Benji: Off the Leash!” and all of its predecessors, is asking that people yearning for family entertainment go see the movie, especially this weekend. In doing so, they will send a message to Hollywood that wholesome movies can be successful, said Camp, who spent three months traveling the country looking for the next Benji in animal shelters.
He discovered the brown-eyed star of the latest Benji movie in a humane society shelter in Gulfport, Miss., and he believes he has the best Benji yet. The film spotlights three unassuming heroes -- a soft-hearted dog catcher, a determined boy and a lovable stray, played of course by Benji.