The Hallmark Channel acquires exclusive TV rights to the incredible true story of Hachiko, a loyal dog of Japan who waited 10 years for his owner’s return, though it would never come. Hachi: A Dog’s Tale is now Hallmark’s.
Hallmark recently sent out this press release:
Hallmark Channel has acquired exclusive TV rights to the much sought after film that has become a global theatrical sensation, “Hachi: A Dog’s Tale,” and announces the film’s US Television Premiere will be seen only on Hallmark Channel, Sunday, September 26 @ 9 p.m. ET/PT, 8c. Based on a true story, and starring three-time Emmy® Award nominee and Golden Globe winner Richard Gere, three-time Oscar® nominee Joan Allen, seven-time Emmy® Award nominee Jason Alexander, and directed by three-time Oscar® nominee Lasse Hallström, the remarkable film chronicles the life of a dog who faithfully returns for his master every day for 10 years after the man has died.
Michelle Vicary, Senior Vice President, Scheduling & Acquisitions, Hallmark Channels said, “I saw this film at the LA Film Festival and was immediately drawn in. Richard Gere, Joan Allen, Jason Alexander and Lasse Hallström are such gifted, talented artists and filmmakers. “Hachi: A Dog’s Tale” is a perfect fit with the Hallmark brand, and we expect audiences will be tremendously moved by Hachi’s story.”