If you're like me, you grew up with Benji, the lovable mutt whose adventures entertained millions of children and adults alike. Well, now the son of Benji's creator is bringing Benji to another generation. He's currently on a quest to find the perfect dog to become the next Benji and besides visiting local shelters, he's using the power of the internet to search for the next incarnation of that iconic canine. The dog he picks will certainly have big pawprints to fill.
Brandon Camp, whose father created “Benji” nearly 40 years ago, and veteran movie trainer Mark Forbes have set out to find a new Benji in a nationwide search that includes online tools and sites that weren't around when the first four Benjis were discovered.
A Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/benjithemovie) has been set up so pet owners and shelter staffs can post pictures and videos of dogs they think could be the next Benji.
Camp and Forbes will scour photos of pets from shelters and rescues across the country, along with sites like petfinder.com and adoptapet.com. Forbes said he was personally visiting every shelter within 75 miles of Los Angeles, where he is general manager and head trainer at Birds and Animals Unlimited….More at The search is on for a mutt who will become Benji – San Jose Mercury News
Brandon knows from personal experience that star power that Benji commanded. He also knows that when a dog connects so strongly with the public, there's often a rush to own a similar dog. He hopes that the new Benji movie not only connects with new and old fans alike, but that it will inspire those fans to adopt mutts and give them their forever homes they deserve. We at Redogulous sincerely hope so too!
If you don't have these wonderful movies in your collection, you can get the Benji movies from Amazon at a very reasonable price.