Synopsis by Jason Buchanan
A talented circus dog, a scrappy canine from the streets, and a fun-loving rat blast off on a journey into the stars in this animated family-oriented comedy based on the real-life adventures of Belka and Strelka, two dogs from the former Soviet Union who in 1960 became the first earthbound animals to orbit the Earth, and return home alive. When her circus act goes awry, four-legged circus performer Belka comes crashing down to Earth in her homemade rocket. That fateful accident marks the beginning of an enduring friendship with street-smart dog Strelka, and wise-cracking rodent Venya. Later, the fun-loving trio and some new friends board a rocket bound for orbit, and make history by proving that mankind has finally perfected the technology to explore space.
circus, dog, friendship, rat [animal], Soviet-Union, space-exploration, space-travel