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Underdog movie debuts August 3

by Adam Finley, posted Jan 27th 2007 8:01PM

underdogIt's been awhile since I've heard anything about the new live-action movie based on Underdog, the rhyming, crime-fighting cartoon canine, but some more news has surfaced.

The movie, written and directed by Adam Rifkin (Detroit Rock City), will hit theaters on August 3. According to a report on MTV.com, Underdog will be portrayed by a real dog and a mix of animatronic and CGI effects. Rifkin claims he was a huge fan of Underdog as a kid, and told the studio they needed to make it a live-action flick. I don't quite follow Rifkin's logic, since I'm also a huge Underdog fan and would have either A) made it an animated movie, or B) not made the movie at all so at least one thing from my childhood wasn't tainted with an egregious modern adaptation.

Nevertheless, the movie is being made. Jason Lee will voice the super hero dog, along with Amy Adams as Sweet Polly Purebred and Peter Dinklage as Simon Bar Sinister. I'm going to not buy tickets right now so I be one of the first not to see it.

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I used to watch the reruns of this show on Nick at nite years ago...it might be cool to see what they do with it

January 27 2007 at 11:36 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

He's no fan.

January 27 2007 at 10:21 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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