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‘A Dog’s Purpose’ TO EGT A SEQUEL

Amblin Partners has started production on ‘A Dog’s Journey,’ the sequel to the 2017 family dramedy ‘A Dog’s Purpose,’ with an eye toward the China market, the Steven Spielberg-owned film studio said Sunday.

Alibaba Pictures, as well as Walden Media, will be co-producing and co-financing the new film. In addition, Alibaba Group’s film financing and production arm will support local marketing for the film in China.

‘A Dog’s Journey’ is slated to debut on May 17 next year, said Amblin, which tied its announcement to National Dog Day in the US. Actors Dennis Quaid and Josh Gad, who voices the titular dog in the film, will reprise their roles in the sequel.

“Our mission is to be a gateway for Hollywood into China and help great universal stories with positive energy maximize their potential with audiences in China and around the world,” said Alibaba Pictures President Zhang Wei.

“‘A Dog’s Purpose’ was embraced by audiences globally with great storytelling and a heart-warming message,” Zhang added.

“We are excited to build upon the success of that film by working with our partners at Amblin and Walden to bring the next chapter of this film to audiences around the world.”

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