If you could peek behind the scenes of the film Hachi: A Dog’s Tale, would you?
Well, now you can with a new book titled, “Animal Stars: Behind the Scenes with Your Favorite Animal Actors.” If you head to Chapter 6, it’s written by Mark Harden, one of the talented animal trainers of Hachi: A Dog’s Tale.
In detail, Mark describes the role played by each of the three “Hachi” stars. You’ll learn how he transformed the 4-year old Akita (Forrest) to look and “act” like the aged Hachi at the end of the film. The make-up transformation was incredible alone, but Forrest had to be trained to walk and move like an elderly dog. It was a stellar performance from a True Star!
Mark shares how he enjoys “the audible gasp from first-time viewers when Forrest, as old Hachi, makes his entrance” in the movie. It’s one of the most emotional scenes in the film. A real tear-jerker. Hachi was one of the highlights of Mark’s career and he says, “I will pass down memories of it to my grandchildren.”
Thank YOU for the memories!
Are you interested in the behind-the-scenes animal action? These dog actors went above and beyond, but there’s always was a human behind it all! To learn more...