Andy: A Dog’s Tale 

An adorable puppy named Andy is capturing hearts in a new film, “Andy: A Dog’s Tale.” It’s impossible to avoid falling in love with the inquisitive, fluffy, yellow Labrador puppy in the first seconds of the film as his story unfolds. This animated short, which chronicles Andy’s journey to become a service dog, was directed by Jamy Wheless of Ignite Animation and made possible by Executive Producer Jean Schulz, Canine Companions board member and president of Charles M. Schulz Creative Associates. Jamy’s office is just 20 minutes from Canine Companions Santa Rosa headquarters, and he has worked on various animation projects for Disney, including Star Wars Episodes I, II and III, and notorious Pirates of the Caribbean villain Davy Jones.

“I am thrilled to release Andy, a story of a puppy whose journey resonates universally,” Jamy says. “Our furry hero’s bravery exemplifies a deep truth that applies to every human story. Andy faces his biggest fear and ultimately finds his purpose in life —to help others as a Canine Companions service dog!”

“It’s so exciting to finally introduce Andy to the world,” says Jean. “This short will raise awareness around the wonderful work of Canine Companions and is also a joy to watch.”

We are grateful for the hard work and dedication of the production team over the past three years to make this short film a reality, and for the ongoing support of Jean Schulz in her efforts to showcase Canine Companions as the leader in the service dog industry.

Get your popcorn ready and stay tuned for more on “Andy: A Dog’s Tale.”

Movie poster for Andy: The Movie featuring a cartoon golden retriever puppy in a yellow puppy vest
Gold Coast International Film Festival 2022 Audience Award - Best Short awards image
Gold Coast International Film Festival award - Runner Up - Jury award for best animated short

“Andy: A Dog’s Tale” Film Festival Schedule:

November 2022

Manchester, UK
November 13, 10:30 AM
November 16, 4:15 PM

Fort Worth, TX
November 10, 11:15am

Orlando, FL
November 1 at 4 pm

October 2022

Orlando, FL
October 29 at 2pm

New York, NY
Screening Date: October 23, 2022
Additional Screenings October 26, 2022 at these locations:

ANNAPOLIS, DC – Landmark Theater at Annapolis Harbour Center
ATLANTA, GA – Landmark Midtown Art Cinema
BETHESDA. MD – Landmark Bethesda Row
CAMBRIDGE, MA – Landmark Kendall Square 9
CHICAGO, IL – Landmark Century Centre 7
CORAL GABLES, FL – Landmark The Landmark at Merrick Park
DENTON, TX – Landmark Golden Triangle 5

DENVER, CO – Landmark Esquire 2
HIGHLAND PARK, IL – Landmark Renaissance Place 5
INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Landmark Keystone Art Cinema
MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Landmark Lagoon 5
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Landmark Ritz 5
SAN DIEGO, CA – Landmark Hillcrest 5
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Landmark Opera Plaza 4
SCOTTSDALE, AZ – Landmark Scottsdale Quarter Theatre
SHORELINE, WA – Landmark Crest 4

Chatham, NY
Screening Dates: Saturday, October 22, 10:30 a.m.

Mill Valley, CA
Screening Dates: October 15, 11am

Newport Beach, CA
Screening Dates: October 15, 1 pm & 2 pm

September 2022

Vienna Independent Film Festival

Vienna, Austria
Screening Date: September 10

Animasyros International Festival

Screening Date: September 20, 2022

Zion International Film Festival - Virtual Screening

Tacoma, WA
Screening Dates: September 22-25

Sidewalk Film Festival

Birmingham, AL

August 2022

Rhode Island International Film Festival

August 9-14
Rhode Island

March 2022

Sonoma International Film Festival

9 a.m. PT
Sebastiani Theatre, Sonoma, CA

More screening dates to come!

Photos from our screenings