In Memory Of Paul Walker, Eight Below movie star
We are deeply saddened to hear of the death of Paul Walker, so who starred in the Walt Disney movie Eight Below, as well as several other films, including the Fast & Furious movies. Paul was 40, and passed away on November 30th, 2013 in a single car crash.
Rest in peace Paul. Now I know I will have two wonderful people, Paul Walker and my Mother, to watch over our Siberians who have passed. When the time comes, I’m sure your furry co-stars will be running to greet him!
To find out more about the accident that took Paul’s life, visit: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/30/paul-walker-dies_n_4366329.html
Paul Walker starred in the movie Eight Below, alongside 4 Siberians born here at Lauradale’s Siberians. While we did not get to meet Paul personally, we were inspired by the bond he formed with the Siberians, both on and off set.
Mojo (Truman), Sir Prize (Dewey), Chase (Truman), & Dakota (Shorty) all starred in Eight Below. Since each dog had to have one or two back ups to play each role, Mojo & Chase played back up for each other as Truman. One interesting fact that many don’t realize is that while Mojo isn’t related, Sir Prize & Chase are actually half brothers. In Eight Below, they were portrayed as brothers as well, called “The Twins”. We didn’t even realize that they were planning to do this until the movie came out. But it was a very nice touch!
In addition, we had no idea until the dogs came back that there were “make up artists” for the dogs. Since each dog had back ups to help portray a roll, they all had to look identical. Mojo, Sir Prize, & Chase were all dyed darker, and Sir Prize’s markings were slightly altered and the “scar” painted in above his one eye.
On set photos of Mojo & Sir Prize, sent to us from the trainers.
When the previews for Eight Below started showing in 2007, several news stations came out and filmed Mojo & Sir Prize, and many articles were written for the local papers. Mojo & Sir Prize even made appointments to “Meet & Greet” their fans, where we would go to the local theaters & schools so the children had a chance to meet “movie stars”. It was a wonderful experience, and we loved meeting the children and sharing our love for the Siberian Husky breed.
Below are scanned images of some of the articles that were written. Some may not be the best quality, as they have been cut out and saved since 2007. Keep in mind all the articles use the name “Barron”, as that was my maiden name.
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