“Beethoven’s Big Break”

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Bring together one mega-popular pooch, an all-star cast, some of today’s hottest music and a barrel of bouncing baby St. Bernards, and it all adds up to “Beethoven’s Big Break!” The all-new adventure comes exclusively to DVD on Dec. 26 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. This full-length comedy stars Moises Arias (Rico on “Hannah Montana”), Jonathan Silverman (“The Single Guy”), Daytime Emmy ® winner Jennifer Finnigan (“The Bold and the Beautiful”), Rhea Perlman (“Cheers”), Joey Fatone (“Dancing with the Stars,” ‘N Sync), Stephen Tobolowsky (“Heroes”), Oscar Nunez (“The Office”), Eddie Griffin (Undercover Brother) and Cesar Millan (“The Dog Whisperer”) in his feature film debut—and introduces Pete The Lizard! A fresh and funny re-imagination of the hugely popular franchise, “Beethoven’s Big Break” is jam-packed with more action and laughs than ever before. Featuring an exciting array of bonus materials, the DVD is priced at $29.98.

Although animal handler Eddie (Silverman) works with lots of creatures, he has a strict NO PETS ALLOWED policy and won’t let his son Billy keep adorable stray dog Beethoven and his family of puppies. But when dog-nappers steal the canine star of the movie Eddie’s working on, the studio big shots must quickly find a replacement and unexpectedly cast the lumbering canine as their next big star. Through his rambunctious antics and larger-than-life personality, Beethoven not only crashes into Hollywood but into Eddie’s heart as well.

 “With movies, bestselling books and even reality television showcasing the public’s fascination with all things dog-related, we believe that there’s no better time than now to re-invent the Beethoven franchise.” said Glenn Ross, General Manager and Executive Vice President of Universal Studios Family Productions. “Beethoven has delighted families around the world and we saw this as the perfect opportunity to give this beloved character a makeover for his introduction to a new generation.”


The “Beethoven’s Big Break” DVD contains a kennel full of exciting, exclusive bonus features, including:


• GAG REEL: Over 10 minutes of fun moments from the set.

• MOISES STEALS THE SHOW: Filled with direct-to-camera hijinks, this piece features Moises Arias acting, joking, and playing.

• HOW DID THEY DO THAT?!: Animal trainers Mark Eschevarria and Dave Sousa tell us how they trained three dogs for the role of Beethoven while Dog Whisperer Cesar Millan explains the keys to working with animals.

• Feature commentary with director Mike Elliott and stars Jonathan Silverman and Moises Arias!


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