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``My Dog Skip'' Scores With Audiences; Warner Bros. Pictures Opens Film Nationwide on March 3.

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BURBANK, Calif.--(ENTERTAINMENT WIRE)--Jan. 28, 2000

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. Pictures' and Alcon Entertainment's acclaimed coming-of-age story, has scored with audiences in its limited opening, prompting the studio to institute a national release on March 3 in approximately 1,800 theaters throughout the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area.  and Canada.

The announcement was made today by Dan Fellman, president of Domestic Distribution for Warner Bros. Pictures.

&uot;This movie has connected with audiences in a very personal way,&uot; Fellman said. &uot;We are delighted, but not surprised, by the tremendous word-of-mouth that has made it so successful in limited release, and we look forward to bringing it to a whole new audience.&uot;

&uot;What is interesting about the film is its appeal to families,&uot; said Alcon's co-presidents, Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson. &uot;It is a rare movie that can bring out the family as a unit, and that is what `My Dog Skip' is doing.&uot;

&uot;My Dog Skip&uot; tells a funny, heartfelt story about a unique friendship between an 8-year-old boy and his dog, based on the best-selling childhood memoir by award-winning author Willie Morris William Weaks "Willie" Morris (November 29, 1934 — August 2, 1999), was an American writer and editor born in Jackson, Mississippi, though his family later moved to Yazoo City, Mississippi, which he immortalized in his works of prose. . The film stars Frankie Muniz Frankie Muniz (born Francisco Muniz IV on December 5 1985, in Wood-Ridge, New Jersey) is an Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award nominated American actor, who is now a full time Formula Atlantic driver. , star of the acclaimed Fox television hit, &uot;Malcolm in the Middle Malcolm in the Middle is a seven-time Emmy-winning,[1] one-time Grammy-winning[1] and seven-time Golden Globe-nominated[1] American sitcom created by Linwood Boomer for the Fox Network. ,&uot; as well as Kevin Bacon (&uot;Stir Of Echoes), Diane Lane Diane Lane (born January 22 1965) is an Academy Award-nominated American actress. Biography
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Lane was born in New York City, the daughter of Colleen Farrington, a night club singer and Playboy
 (&uot;The Perfect Storm&uot;) and Luke Wilson (&uot;Home Fries&uot;).

Directed by Jay Russell from screenwriter Gail Gilchriest's adaptation of the novel by Willie Morris, &uot;My Dog Skip&uot; is financed by Alcon Entertainment. The producers are Academy Award-winner Mark Johnson Mark Johnson may refer to: Academics and scientists
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, John Lee Hancock and Alcon's co-presidents, Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson. The executive producers are Marty Ewing and Jay Russell. The director of photography is James Carter. The production designer is David Bomba. The costume designer is Edi Giguere. The editors are Harvey Rosenstock, A.C.E., and Gary Winter, and the musical score is composed by William Ross. Warner Bros. Pictures is distributing &uot;My Dog Skip&uot; worldwide.
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