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You'll Believe A Dog Can...Ah, Never Mind!!

Merrick here...
...with a look at UNDERDOG, which stars a lot of people I've never heard of...and James Belushi. It hits on August 3. Check out this poster. As doofy as it is, it's far better than any of the promotional art for SUPERMAN RETURNS. Who would've thunk it?
"One nation Under Dog"...religious zealots will go ballistic if this ends up being the final tag line. I love it. And, finally, here's a picture of Underdog in flight.
So, the pitiful nerd in me has to ask: Wouldn't the puppy's ears be swept back by the wind? 'Twould be funny if Underdog's expression when flying was the same dopey, drugged-up expression a normal dog has while wind surfing out of a car window. Although, that wouldn't seem very heroic, I guess.

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  • Dec. 13, 2006, 5:13 p.m. CST

    I will watch anything with Amy Adams

    by Quin the Eskimo

    even this.

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 5:14 p.m. CST

    Quin the Eskimo

    by Quin the Eskimo

    she is beautiful.

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 5:16 p.m. CST

    Real life dog?

    by vinceklortho

    honestly I thought they were going for the Roger Rabbit/Rocky & Bullwinkle animation within real life? And, yes, I love Amy Adams, so I guess that's a plus going for it? Isn't Jason Lee voicing Underdog as well or is he in the movie?

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 5:17 p.m. CST


    by vinceklortho


  • Dec. 13, 2006, 5:20 p.m. CST


    by Quin the Eskimo


  • Dec. 13, 2006, 5:20 p.m. CST

    You've never heard of Amy Adams, Merrick?

    by Jimmy Jazz

    Get thee to a Blockbuster and check out Junebug. She wuz robbed of that Oscar! Robbed, I tell you! She also was pretty great in Catch Me If You Can and SMOKING HOT in the otherwise forgettable Cruel Intentions 2. AND she apparrently was Tara's prissy cousin in Buffy. Cool. I had forgetten about that. Anyway, I don't knwo about this, since she's only doing voicework. She has a dreamy voice, but I don't think that is enough incentive to see this.

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 5:20 p.m. CST


    by kurdt420

    I don't know if it's a good thing or bad, but I just can't stop laughing at that picture of Underdog in flight. Unfortunatly I don't have high hopes for this film. But hey maybe I'll be proven wrong.

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 5:20 p.m. CST

    Please don't suck. Please don't suck.

    by El Fuego

    Oh wait, it's gonna suck? Awwwww.... seriously, I hope this doesn't suck, though. I watched Underdog every day when I was a kid and I think the potential's there, although they'll probably find ways to fuck it up.

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 5:20 p.m. CST

    Holy Pooper Scooper!

    by Evil Lincoln

    This has just crushed any enthusiasm for this movie I had in me. Tennessee Tuxedo is spinning in his grave right now!

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 5:21 p.m. CST

    Jimmy Jazz

    by Merrick

    I forgot she was in it. She's mighty fine.

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 5:22 p.m. CST

    There's No Need To Fear?

    by Alen Smithee

    God help us. I believe this is the first sign of the apocalypse. -- Philipians 3:2 (I'm not kidding. LOOK IT UP)

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 5:25 p.m. CST

    If it's half as good as Soccer Dog, I'm there!

    by The Wrong Guy

    Looks hilarious.

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 5:26 p.m. CST

    She was also in The Office

    by Quin the Eskimo

    as the purse girl. Remember the Shrutes are hungry babies

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 5:27 p.m. CST

    James Belushi has no use for David Cross

    by wash

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 5:28 p.m. CST

    This Is From The Guy Who Directed Quest For Camelot

    by PervOmatic

    And you have to even ponder if it will suck? Then you add James Belushi in to the mix (even if it's a cameo) and you just have to know that you are in for a total suck-fest.

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 5:28 p.m. CST

    A real dog can't shine shoes.

    by Bungion Boy

    Now a cartoon dog shining shoes? I have no problem with that. I don't even have problems with talking animals that look real. But with movies like Babe, the animals only ever talk to each other. Underdog in the cartoon was always interacting with people. I don't know if I can buy this. And I actually kind of liked The Rocky and Bullwinkle movie. Kind of.

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 5:30 p.m. CST

    I thought it was gonna be the same main character...

    by Lenny Nero the animated show, but in a human world, like the Rocky & Bullwinkle movie. This is a surprise, to say the least, but might get a few good chuckles out of me.

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 5:31 p.m. CST

    This should be great!

    by Nodwick

    I mean, look at all the other blockbusters from live-action versions of Jay Ward-style cartoons! There's... uh... crap.

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 5:30 p.m. CST

    It is going to suck.

    by CatVutt

    One of those survey sites a few months ago sent me a full breakdown of the basic story treatment. I'll have to see if I can find it, but basically it's crap, 'Every Dog has his day' is a tagline or actually said in the movie, and it didn't seem to have anything resembling wit whatsoever in it.

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 5:32 p.m. CST

    Religious zealots can fuck themselves...or go see this

    by performingmonkey

    You're all sinners and you know it! D'you know, I'm pleased that this place still gives me a laugh every now and then, unlike most 'comedy' movies of the last year or so (exceptions, like Borat, exist, thank fuck). It's a fucking DOG that flies. I find the 300 trailer funnier 'THIS - IS - SPARTA!!!!!!' yeah, fuck off with your overacting, Mr. Butler. Heroes sucks. Galactica rules.

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 5:33 p.m. CST

    Massawyrm will say

    by Quin the Eskimo

    It's like Dantes Inferno...but for kids! And the review headline will say "Abandon Hope, All Ye Who Enter Hear." I really like that dude.

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 5:36 p.m. CST

    Cool! Samantha Bee and The Dink!

    by Lenny Nero

    And Warburton.

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 5:34 p.m. CST

    Bungion Boy

    by CatVutt

    Underdog in the treatment I read does talk to people in the movie, but the other animals don't. I can't remember why. It was really a bad read.

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 5:38 p.m. CST

    No pants?

    by Anakin Whoopass

    Underdog wears pants. Are they going to go with the penis or have Underdog be a bitch?

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 5:40 p.m. CST

    Is Underdog Lady going to be in this?

    by Some Dude

    I want to see some sweet interpretive dance moves.

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 5:40 p.m. CST

    I scraped some gum off the floor...

    by 2for2true

    ...and that story would probably sell in Hollywood, too. This really is the end of the world, you know. Waly Cox is spinning in his grave. No, wait- he's over here sitting in the corner reading Hustler. My bad.

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 5:39 p.m. CST

    I was totally going to say this a flippin' joke...

    by CatVutt

    But now I really do see another damn dog in the cape. Fuck me.

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 5:41 p.m. CST

    AS A Flippin' joke...

    by CatVutt

    God, I hate the lack of editing capabilities on this @#%%$ thing...

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 5:46 p.m. CST

    Only on aintitcool news

    by Quin the Eskimo

    could an Underdog movie poster devolve into basing the religious. But oh well.

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 5:47 p.m. CST

    Kai Mah'gra: improper "vis a vis" usage

    by Some Dude

    Nice attempt at sounding smart, but "vis a vis" doesn't quite mean what you think it does. Next time use "about" or "regarding." They certainly aren't high-end vocabulary words, but they work well and you won't come across as pretentious or ill-informed. Good day.

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 5:48 p.m. CST


    by jimmy_009

    Why are the dog in the poster and the dog in the still image two totally different dogs?

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 5:49 p.m. CST

    Quin: It won't offend the Christianists?

    by Some Dude

    Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha. Good one. Really.

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 5:48 p.m. CST

    I'm gonna go buy a penis pump and apply it to my eyes

    by Doctor_Sin

    so it will leave my sockets bloody, festering holes. This is gonna suck ROYALLY. A *REAL* fucking dog???? I guess there goes the whole "Shoeshine Boy" secret identity! Hollywood Must Be Destroyed (c)!

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 5:49 p.m. CST

    Wait - aren't those 2 different breeds of dogs?

    by Doctor_Sin

    Is one a.........................FAKE?!?!?!?

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 5:49 p.m. CST

    Quick Question

    by Pandas

    I have heard lots of references to the Underdog cartoon in American TV shows but has the actual cartoon ever appeared outside the States? I live in the UK and I've certainly never seen it and have no idea what it is about.

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 5:50 p.m. CST

    jimmy009 beat me to it

    by Doctor_Sin

    But he's right - I call donkeydicks on this fiasco.

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 5:52 p.m. CST

    That lady used appear Howard Stern is gonna be pissed

    by Orionsangels

    The underdog lady. Remember her? I know, most of us are trying not to. She would appear on howard stern dress in an underdog costume. She would say that the underdog movie could not be made without her.

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 5:55 p.m. CST

    never heard of jason lee?

    by waggy

    come on, the guy is a geek icon.

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 5:53 p.m. CST

    Wally Cox is rolling in his grave...

    by TylerDurden3395

    Man this looks bad. As a huge fan of the cartoon I'm appalled. After all wasn't Underdog's secret identity Shoe Shine Boy? Are you telling me that this mutt is going to be shining shoes? Hollywood has gone too far...

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 5:56 p.m. CST

    Offensive, yes...

    by runfoodrun

    ...but more importantly stupid, sophomoric, trite, boring, uninspired, did I say stupid. Are they suggesting this dog is God? Brilliant marketing for a family movie. Any way an Underdog movie anyway?

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 5:57 p.m. CST

    James Belushi will star in anything?

    by Orionsangels

    Wow, this guy will do anything for money. 'Can' the movie. You'll believe a man turns into a can of tuna, starring James Belushi! From the makers of Shrek it's an all new CG animated adventure. 'LINT' the movie. Who new a society of lint people were living in your bellybutton. Featuring the voice of James Belushi as General Fuzzball.

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 6:01 p.m. CST

    I weep

    by Bloo

    a real dog!!!!!! comeon!!!!!!! *sigh* oh well, what can be done now...except avoid it like the plague

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 6 p.m. CST

    I read this script

    by FlyingGuillotine

    It's wonderful. Can't wait to see the movie. They shot it in Rhode Island.

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 6:07 p.m. CST


    by MrD

    Suggesting the dog is God? Please. It's a play on words, based on the similar spellings. It is not even a novel gag.

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 6:07 p.m. CST

    Jim Belushi in a movie with "dog" in the title? Ha!

    by Lance Rock

    The reviews write themselves!

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 6:05 p.m. CST

    Simon Says!!!

    by KarmicRelief

    Damn you Michael Bay!

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 6:05 p.m. CST


    by Leafy McPlantsalot

    I saw an early screening of UNDERDOG at MY LOCAL COLLEGE . I think it is the best movie ever made. Twice as good as RACING STRIPES .

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 6:07 p.m. CST

    oh and as for the tagline...

    by Bloo

    it doesn't offend me as a christian, I actually didn't think it was that bad...

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 6:08 p.m. CST


    by Some Dude

    Observations like yours are why people think the Christianists are so stupid. The tagline is a pun, a variation of a spoonerism. It does not mean to say that the dog is a "god." You crybabies have no problem injecting your confirmation-bias fantasies into movies like Superman Returns and Star Wars, so why should this offend you?

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 6:10 p.m. CST

    Jim Belushi Dog movies

    by Leafy McPlantsalot

    Hollywood is really on the pulse of the people. I think there has been a groundswell for another Jim Belushi dog movie since K-911 one our hearts some seven years ago. Go Hollywood!

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 6:16 p.m. CST

    You Sir Are No Underdog

    by CaptDanielRoe

    I knew Underdog. That is not Underdog.

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 6:16 p.m. CST

    Kai: I'll pass on the smooch.

    by Some Dude

    Here's the thing: you used a "difficult" word when a simple one would have sufficed. That is a form of pretense. That the use was also incorrect marks you as an idiot. While I am usually not one for harping on spelling, I am all for ripping on pretentious idiots. If you are to be pretentious, do it well. If you are to be an idiot, then don't put on airs with your language. We can see through you. Oh, and what's "an Tolkien talkback"? Do you mean "A Tolkien talkback"? Snicker. Anyway, Tolien's a'ight.

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 6:17 p.m. CST

    What the heck is a Christianist?

    by zacdilone

    Since Christian means "little Christ," than a Christian is someone who believes in little Christs?

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 6:18 p.m. CST

    Already sounds better than...

    by Freefinger

    ...having an icon peep thru walls. If this movie goes against Superman Returns in any awards show, it's either going to be an easy win for this one, or pretty close in votes as far as storylines and character development.

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 6:21 p.m. CST

    Tolkien's a'ight, too.

    by Some Dude

    No Tolien, though.

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 6:27 p.m. CST

    Dude, this CANNOT be real.

    by Zarles

    Cute dogs, but no way. Not even close. If this is real, I will suck a liter of Shiner Bock out of Harry's asshole in the Gay Pride parade in San Francisco next year. Lucky for you all, I don't even know what a liter of Shiner Bock is.

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 6:47 p.m. CST


    by Merrick

    Lee is great. In my comment, I was referring to on-screen talent (I'd forgotten about Amy Adams). To the best of my knowledge, Lee is doing voice work here -- not that there's anything wrong with that. I should have been more clear; it's been a really long day.

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 6:59 p.m. CST


    by CaptDanielRoe

    How hard is to check IMDB before making a statement like that? You must just be REALLY thirsty.

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 6:59 p.m. CST

    Jason Lee or Jason Voorhees, it doesn't matter...

    by Nodwick

    This film could have the cast from Clerks, Alan Rickman, Bruce Campbell, a cameo by the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man, and a space battle between the Enterprise and a Star Destroyer, and it will STILL stink. Did "Cats and Dogs" teach us nothing?

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 6:59 p.m. CST

    I call fake

    by KCMOSHer

    Several points. #1: Yes, those are two different dogs. They both appear to be beagles, but note the coloring on the muzzle: the white comes all the way down on the poster dog, while the flying dog has no white on the side at all. #2: All the credits except for Spyglass and Disney on that poster are garbled nonsense. Why release a poster image with nonsense for the credits, when the credits for this thing are a matter of public record? If this -is- real, oh sweet Lord in heaven will this movie suck. They will be raping one of the fondest memories of my youth, even with Dinklage as Barsinister.

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 7:04 p.m. CST

    "Underdog" Movie = "Garfield" Movie.

    by buster00

    And "Garfield" movie = toilet shattering diarrhea.

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 7:13 p.m. CST

    What kind of soulless gargoyle do ya have to be...

    by Doctor_Sin

    to direct in Hollywood? All your neighbors up in the hills are making real movies and you're stuck making "Underdog" and no doubt living next door to some shady porno distributor. How could this NOT be an 'Alan Smithee' film???? How do you sleep at night?

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 7:17 p.m. CST

    KCMOSHer is right about the credits

    by Doctor_Sin

    This is about as fake as a three dollar bill. For non-Us folks, that's pretty damn fake. I am slightly more relieved that this is fakery, however I yet again applaud AICN for posting fakery and chicanery in the name of scoopage.

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 7:28 p.m. CST

    Trying to envision this in Cats-vs-Dogs-scope

    by Immortal_Fish

    Can't see it. Should have been done like Roger Rabbit. Live action animals can't emote without looking cartoony, which is ironic given how that's the whole point with this flick.

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 7:36 p.m. CST

    I'm with runfoodrun

    by Immortal_Fish

    I'm an agnostic. Not silly-assed Michael Newdow agnostic, but more along the lines of 'I simply don't know'. Given that, "one nation under dog" honestly is kinda offensive as it urges me to think of how I'm not considered a part of Americana, given how 'dog' is the reverse of 'god'. But then, as runfoodrun wrote, "it is stupid, sophomoric, trite, boring, uninspired, did I say stupid." I'd rather focus on the lack of imagination on behalf of the marketing suits involved.

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 7:44 p.m. CST

    Thank You Immortal Fish

    by runfoodrun

    My point was that line is offensive BECAUSE IT'S SO LACKING IN CREATIVITY, and one nation under god hardly translate well to One nation under dog.

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 7:45 p.m. CST

    Also, Some Dud....

    by runfoodrun

    or dude, whatever, do you really need to stoop to defending Underdog to attach Christians? It's an Underdog movie, with a horrible tagline.

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 8:06 p.m. CST

    Here's your tagline:

    by shartron

    The Shit Starts Flying on August 3rd!

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 8:12 p.m. CST

    no no no no no no

    by kafka07

    I live in Providence where this was filmed. It was kind of neat to see the film crew filming around town and actor James Belushi too. But this is hideous and wil make RI look really bad. Hopefully it will go right to dvd and minimize the damage. Oh I fear...I fear aplenty.

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 8:18 p.m. CST

    Some Dude, "an Tolkien talkback"...

    by Immortal_Fish kinda like a "Tolien" talkback, only with fewer hard consonants.

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 8:19 p.m. CST

    or more for that matter

    by Immortal_Fish

    Bottom line -- we all suck without 'an' TB edit feature. :)

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 8:23 p.m. CST

    kafka07, you're in RI?

    by Immortal_Fish

    I'm in SE MA. Fall River to be precise. Film buffs would recognize it as Foster's "Accused" stomping grounds. Anyhow, I'd heard of local the shoots and went down to see on one of the given days but was turned away when something happened that resulted in delaying filming. Granted, who wants to be a part of a hack live action Underdog, but how often does this happen in this neck of the woods. At any rate, know you have a neighbor in this TB handle.

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 8:31 p.m. CST

    So let me guess, when Underdog has his glasses on

    by Mace Tofu

    So let me guess, when Underdog has his glasses on, nobody notices that he is a dog? Danny DeVito should play Simon. Is Amy Adams Polly? Hope they keep the theme song from the TV show. Just saw Garfield 2 this week and talk about LAZY scripting. Hollywood really SUX at this "cartoon" stuff . Let me guess the plot.... Underdog has been away for 10 months ( That is 5 years in dogtime) and Polly has a puppy but Underdog dosent know he is the Father. Simon has a evil plan to buy up all the dog parks in town and turn then into low rent apartments. Can Underdog save the day . Where is my screenwriter check? This shit is too easy...

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 9:11 p.m. CST

    Kai: I'm sorry it hurts you to be wrong in public.

    by Some Dude

    I corrected my mistake. I did not pretend to have meant it, whatever that would entail. Also note, as stated above, that bad spelling is not a pet peeve of mine. I just like pointing out the mistakes of pretentious idiots, especially when they abuse words like "vis a vis." What does Routh have to do with anything? I hated that movie as much as the next guy. As for my pinnacle... probably my three-way with two delightful Russian exchange students. Yes, girls. Yes, of legal age. Yes, fit. Yes, shaved. Oh, and Christianist is a neologism inspired by the word Islamist that seems to be in vogue these days. You can substitute religionist as they are all the same.

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 9:11 p.m. CST


    by Some Dude


  • Dec. 13, 2006, 9:16 p.m. CST


    by Some Dude

    I didn't defend Underdog. I mocked your silly interpretation of the tagline by explaining the painfully obvious joke. No, I do not think it is a funny tagline. I do think your reaction is funny, though. Good day.

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 9:16 p.m. CST

    Whewww, thanks Kai_Mah'gra

    by runfoodrun

    Good point

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 9:35 p.m. CST

    And you idiots thought BRANDON ROUTH was miscast?!

    by Bob Cryptonight

    This poster looks horrible, mainly because it lets everyone know WAY IN ADVANCE that the movie will suck. I mean...that dog looks stupid.

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 9:43 p.m. CST

    This is going to be as lame as...

    by johnnykool

    flames on Optimus Prime. CRAP!

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 9:42 p.m. CST


    by ImJustSaying

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHaaahaaahaa... I love it. Like.. this is the ONLY way to make an Underdog movie. See, in my mind, Underdog doesn't talk. He just flys around and does everyday dog things in a costume. This is fucking ridiculous, in the best way. Finally, a good movie worth seeing while hiiiiiiiiiiiiiigh. This is going to be better than Night at the Museum. Underdog was ass. If you think otherwise, you were a child (children are going to fucking love this movie), or you don't know what ass is. I'm going to stand in line with all my friends for this one. While hiiiiiiiigh. They should've done Rocky and Bullwinkle with a real moose and squirrel. OH SHIT, DO SECRET SQUIRREL LIKE THIS! A SQUIRREL AND A MOLE????? SOLVING INTERNATIONAL MYSTERIES????? That'd be the best... I can't wait.

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 10:01 p.m. CST

    Isn't Peter Dinklage in this?

    by Poacher

    Gotta know that guy, Merrick.

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 10:10 p.m. CST

    Oh, I have no doubt that the movie is real...

    by Zarles

    ...but this poster is Fakey McFakerton to the max. Although, San Francisco is rather lovely in June.

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 10:55 p.m. CST

    Underdog in name only...

    by Mace Tofu

    From IMDB Plot Outline: A lab accident gives a hound named Shoeshine some serious superpowers -- a secret that the dog eventually shares with the young boy who becomes his owner and friend.... Soooo this has NOTHING to do with the cartoon. What a WASTE of a classic 'toon property . Calling Mr. Peabody next! As lord Vader said....Nooooooo!

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 11 p.m. CST

    Is today April 1 2007???

    by JackPumpkinhead

    This CANNOT be for real. Come on. If I process this correctly, this is - oh, God - a live adaptation of that old cartoon that was paired with Bullwinkle the Moose. (Which, by the way, was made into a live film and was such a success, huh?) Come on, this has to be a joke... SOMEONE SAY THIS IS NOT FOR REAL!

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 11:29 p.m. CST

    Oh no oh God no no no no no save me Tom Cruise!

    by theJackalope

    Oh Jesus effin' Christ no! I wanted to see this film -- but now? UH UH! If there really is a God then this is nothing but a bad dream or a hoax. And if John Belushi weren't his brother then Jim would be selling fertilizer from the trunk of his car.

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 11:35 p.m. CST

    Will He Speak In Rhyme...

    by buster00

    as a result of the lab accident? Will he keep a tab of acid in his ring, like in the cartoon? And as for Polly Purebred: Will she be a talking dog news reporter? And will she be singing that obnoxious goddamn "where-oh-where" song? They should've done Go-Go Gophers instead.

  • Dec. 14, 2006, 12:11 a.m. CST

    Hey Mattw: about that NY skyline in the poster...

    by Ommadawn1959

    The reason we can't aim the cameras in the direction of the WTC is that, as he did in New Orleans, our loser president has done NOTHING to repair that gaping wound in NYC. Oh. He did destroy the aircraft evidence, which is a felony.

  • Dec. 14, 2006, 1 a.m. CST

    I never thougt I'd be on of those haters...

    by tjrmusic

    ....who says "This will suck" just from looking at an advance poster......but this really looks like it will suck.

  • Dec. 14, 2006, 1:09 a.m. CST

    What's worse than an Underdog movie?

    by Doctor_Sin

    Underdog 2, 3, 4, and the inevitable cartoon series.

  • Dec. 14, 2006, 1:52 a.m. CST

    Torture Animal Porn!!!!

    by DerLanghaarige

  • Dec. 14, 2006, 2:01 a.m. CST

    I've already seen a flying dog

    by Hamtaro_Hentai

    In 'Strange Brew.' Had a cape and everything. The posters look like ass.

  • Dec. 14, 2006, 2:08 a.m. CST

    Wasn't Peter Dinklage supposed to play

    by Barry Egan

    Simon Bar Sinister in this?

  • Dec. 14, 2006, 2:50 a.m. CST

    I don't know this Underdog

    by Franklin T Marmoset

    That said, I hope this film does very well at the box office. A good return on a film about a dog with superpowers would greatly increase the chances of a Beppo The Supermonkey film being produced. Come on, Beppo, the world needs you.

  • Dec. 14, 2006, 3:15 a.m. CST

    Kai_Mah'gra - heh

    by MaccyG

    heh; you said 'smelling' when you meant 'spelling'. also: calm down; the both of you.

  • Dec. 14, 2006, 3:24 a.m. CST

    This will only work one way...

    by moviemaniac-7

    ... if no one involved takes it seriously and make it an R-rated feature.

  • Dec. 14, 2006, 3:29 a.m. CST

    "You'll Believe A Dog Can....

    by Zompar Usilon

    ...look up. Nah, must be fake. As we all know dogs can't look up.

  • Dec. 14, 2006, 3:59 a.m. CST

    He's not suoer, so get the scooper.

    by OtisSpofford

    Thank you - that will be $5.00.

  • Dec. 14, 2006, 4:01 a.m. CST

    Just to really rile 'em...

    by OtisSpofford

    Show Underdog repairing a broken damn with the words DOG... DAMN. Dogma jokes next - anyone? Anyone?

  • Dec. 14, 2006, 5:13 a.m. CST

    sweet baby jesus

    by the_shogun_gunslinger

    NO! NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO!!!!! goddammit when will we stop dressing up animals and makin them the stars of movies. its bad enough the kids forced me to see fucking Happy Feet (where the FUCK did that rediculous preachy ending come from?!) but now...oh man if they try to make me see this, theyre grounded for a month.

  • Dec. 14, 2006, 6:42 a.m. CST

    I think Jim Belushi has done enough dog movies

    by beastie

    to kill of any normal actor's career. However, middle America seems to, still be holding onto something of this guy that reminds them of his brother.

  • Dec. 14, 2006, 6:52 a.m. CST

    What's next Mighty Mouse?

    by Dazzler69

    Come on it's for kids. But if it's done right it could be campy for adults. Dogs do stupid tricks all the time, should be no problem to have a dog shine shoes with a human owner around. I wonder if the dog will have lips moving or telepathy when speaking English?

  • Dec. 14, 2006, 6:54 a.m. CST

    I can't believe this fakery's skidmarks are still here

    by Doctor_Sin

    The two dogs are different, the credits text in the "poster" is garbled gobbledygook. The movie may be in the works, but these reek of shamtastic dupery. Just admit you got conned, AICN. It happens. But, don't leave these up this long without some kind of verification/update.

  • Dec. 14, 2006, 7:13 a.m. CST

    First Kingdom of Heaven, now this?

    by Spandau Belly

    When will Hollywood stop producing completely unrelated movies?

  • Dec. 14, 2006, 7:28 a.m. CST

    First Casino Royale, now this?

    by Spandau Belly

    When am I going to stop drawing horrible comparisons?

  • Dec. 14, 2006, 7:35 a.m. CST

    A real dog would be great for a KRYPTO film,but here...

    by SpyGuy's just fucking sad. Those loud "BLAM! THUD!" sounds you just heard were from Underdog Lady blowing her brains out and hitting the floor.

  • Dec. 14, 2006, 7:36 a.m. CST

    No New Ideas...

    by Random Lynx

    Why, why do they do this to us? Can't they come up with something new anymore? It's either recycling the same boring crap, putting out a sequel, or making a sham of an old tv show or even an older movie. This movie is going to Suck, even for the target audience of kiddies I'm sure it won't work. Underdog is anthropomorphic, he stands on two legs. I agree with the other comment they should've done a Roger Rabbit style approach (though that failed miserably with Rocky and Bullwinkle). Jeeze, what's next - Super Secret Squirrel with a gimmicky pint-size real squirrel agent? They want to do a film on a real looking dog with superpowers they should've stuck to Krypto. Folks, don't throw these jokers a bone - boycott crappy films like these until they make it worth our while to shell out $10+ to head to the theaters.

  • Dec. 14, 2006, 7:53 a.m. CST

    Reminds Me of the Scene In Strange Brew...

    by tonagan

    When the McKenzie brothers' dog, Hosehead, takes flight. That never fails to make me laugh, and I expect nothing less from this. No, I DEMAND nothing less from this.

  • Dec. 14, 2006, 8:15 a.m. CST

    Underdog VS Krypto

    by Snookeroo

    Coming next summer. Woof.

  • Dec. 14, 2006, 8:28 a.m. CST

    Let's face it

    by Snookeroo

    The producers have really failed to respect the meaning of a drug-taking super-dog who speaks in rhyme.

  • Dec. 14, 2006, 8:35 a.m. CST


    by Mace Tofu's true. UNDERDOG is a reel movie. Barry and Poacher, Peter Dinklage is Simon Bar Sinister. Quin , Amy Adams is only doing Polly's voice so I guess she will look like a dog in this. : ( So HOLLYWOOD when is the SUPERCHICKEN movie coming?

  • Dec. 14, 2006, 8:47 a.m. CST

    Wow, it already sucks

    by godzillasushi

    seriously, not a CGI one that looks like the original? A real dog?

  • Dec. 14, 2006, 8:49 a.m. CST

    Oh My God.

    by Mr Incredible

    That is incredibly stupid. Hollywood, you are officially dead.

  • Dec. 14, 2006, 8:53 a.m. CST

    Yes, yes...

    by BizarroJerry

    Having a real dog in this is a bad idea. And yes, one or both of those images is faked. As a Christian, that tagline doesn't offend me, and I don't think it'll offend anybody, other than maybe the worst kinds of zealots. It reminded me of an All in the Family episode with a counterfeit bill that said "In Dog We Trust". Oh, and Amy Adams was also Will Ferrel's assistant/girlfriend in Talledega Nights.

  • Dec. 14, 2006, 9:12 a.m. CST

    We can only hope this is as good as Garfield

    by StovetopStuffin'

    At least it isn't a CG cartoon dog. (and I'm a CG artist, even). Wouldn't it be hilarious if this turned out to be a great Superhero movie? I mean, can it be worse that Fantastic Four?

  • Dec. 14, 2006, 9:22 a.m. CST

    Amy Adams is one of my dreamgirls

    by R.C. the "Wise"

    I met her on the S*ny lot this summer. Couldn't be more delightful. Plus, those Still got a crush on her.

  • Dec. 14, 2006, 9:53 a.m. CST

    Mace Tofu - Superchicken idea

    by Doctor_Sin

    I love the idea of a Super Chicken movie. Now, that would be fucked up to watch a real, barnyard chicken gulping some liquid concoction that makes him a talking, upright, costume-wearing, CGI Super Chicken. It has potential for lots of 4th wall jokes. But, alas, you and I aren't making these films. A lot of cocaine-and-stripper-fed Hollywood execs, who have lost touch with not only reality but this dimension, are making these films. And they see some piece of petrified White Dog Shit (c) on the street and, in their hallucinatory daze, believe the lump of crap speaks to them and commands them to make films that keep the world's population submissive and dulled. They carry these dried hunks of shit in their pockets, rubbing them like talismans, speaking in hushed tones to the turds. Some execs can't reach proper orgasm without the fecal stones allowing them to do so. They then go on all-night binges of blow, stripper, rock, stripper, model, crank, stripper, etc, until their minds are dry and as crispy as beef jerky. Then they meet in the dead of night at some mansion in the Hollywood Hills, disrobe and rub their testicles together while humming the theme to "The Searchers." Then, one of them shrieks, as his sinuses cave in from cocaine and his penis pops blood vessels, "Let's make a goddamn Underdog movie!" As this exec collapses under the mystical weight of his own bloated excess, the others celebrate his 'genius' with several bottles of fentanyl.

  • Dec. 14, 2006, 9:59 a.m. CST

    Uh, the obvious talkback was

    by tracheattack

    nahhhh BATdog!!

  • Dec. 14, 2006, 11:09 a.m. CST


    by PwnedByStallone

    Someone probbakly said this already but the dog is obviously falling down for his ears to be like that. Can't stand it when fucking nerdy assholes ask STUPID questions like that. Use your brain you fucking moron.

  • Dec. 14, 2006, 11:22 a.m. CST

    The villain will be ...

    by Freefinger

    …a fish called Wanda, she will be the most villainous of villains ever to be captured on film, at the start of the movie, and she drowns a cat for trying to get to her! Then she will proceed with her plan to take over the world by hypnotizing humans and making them poop their pants, once everybody poops they then fall unconscious for the rest of their lives! And here comes SuperDog, frees the owner of Wanda who gets beaten by a guy who shares the same name as boxers shorts and he then eats the fish while her owner his tied up with French fries up his nose!!! Hence this movie is the prequel to the movie "A fish called Wanda"!!!

  • Dec. 14, 2006, 11:26 a.m. CST

    What the h ell is going on...

    by Freefinger

    .. 'bout all the grammar checking anyway!?!?! Isn't this a talkback? Isn,t this the place where people post half words or cut mid-sentence or use way to many exclamation points?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?! What's with the hate people? Can't we just all get along... And bash stupid movies like UnderDog!?!!?!?!?!

  • Dec. 14, 2006, 11:40 a.m. CST

    It's only a matter of time until a live-action Peanuts

    by Doctor_Sin

    At that point, the giant black hole at the center of our universe will be revealed to all as a giant rectum and only then will we realize our place as a mole on the universe's sphincter. A chunk of undigested corn will shoot out, head our way, and smash into our planet ushering in a slow, painful death for all of humanity.

  • Dec. 14, 2006, 11:48 a.m. CST

    No! Wait I've got it! Its the perfect movie!

    by Reelheed

    Earth passes through a cloud of cosmic dust that mutates all of the animals other than humans into super animals! They can fly! They can speak! They can shoot lasers outta their eyeballs! They all beat the snot outta one another whilst humans go into hiding to survive! Domesticated animals form unlikely "buddy movie" style relationships in order to save said humans! Ends with Super dogs, cats and horses vs sharks, snakes and bears in a CGI orgy of violence! Awesome! Exclaimation mark! /waste of time and money

  • Dec. 14, 2006, 11:49 a.m. CST

    Kai... you'll never change.

    by moto

    Still writing ridiculously long rants and still throwing out terms like Bryan Singer/Superman Returns "apologist" to a Tber that wasn't even talking about SR. Oh, and as far as our old conversations regarding SR? According to Variety, Hollywood Reporter, and numerous other trades that list DVD numbers, Superman Returns DVD debuted number one in sales and rentals and proved to be one of the stronger rental debuts in recent years. You had said the DVD wouldn't sell well, would need to be packaged with the Superman boxset to make any type of commendable profit, etc. Also, as you now know, despite your belief that a sequel would not be greenlit anytime soon and that Singer would never be hired again, well your rants were once again wrong. Singer is attached, and the sequel is in development full steam. Hate to say I told you so... but I told you so. And for the last time, this whole apologist term you love to use? Can you not get past your ignorance and understand that people's viewpoints on movies are different? Just because you didn't like it doesn't mean everyone that did is an apologist. Grow up... and I look forward to a ridiculously long reply. I'll give you this... you make a talkback interesting to read. We all love to watch a train wreck don't we?

  • Dec. 14, 2006, 11:54 a.m. CST

    Underdog should be a Corgi

    by sleepy holloway

    I have a Corgi. He's pretty smart. I'll bet he could fly if he put his mind to it.

  • Dec. 14, 2006, 12:04 p.m. CST

    "religious zealots will go ballistic"

    by Johnno

    That's funny! Not that religious zealots will go ballistic (they won't! Religious zealots like dogs, and can see the goofiness in the caption) It's funny how non-religious people are quick to spout such absurd shit to make themselves feel better. Face it, you don't have any shred of credibility with us and when you usually the are ones more 'zealoted' and fit your stereotype to a T while being completely oblivious about it, you never will... So that's what makes it so funny, cuz it's true... Unless of course you're just being goofy yourself and it wasn't a serious remark but just trying to convey the thought of how amusing it would be to cause some shitstorm over a film like this... But otherwise, that's what really grinds my gears... back to you Diane...

  • Dec. 14, 2006, 12:10 p.m. CST


    by oisin5199


  • Dec. 14, 2006, 12:11 p.m. CST

    moto.. SR did suck anyways...

    by Freefinger

    God.. I truly wished they never made it too.. Kai can go on 'bout how he hates it... I hated it too.. with a passion... It's selling, but if they would've gone the right way with it, it would've shattered any record out there... I'm one who would've bought the damn thing if it was made as it should've been... And I'm not the only one who hated it, the box office shows that... 200 millions should've been reached within half the time it did... Lots saw it, yes, but it just isn't what it should've been ... I understand Kai for that part... You might've liked it, I don't know, that's your thing, but when I read people talking about this movie as if it was true to the character? It just wasn't. Yes he does fly, eyes shoot cool lasers and all, but the character's essence just isn't there. I just hope they keep the essence of the Dog in this great new epic.... wait did I say that.. Mouahahah ... If the dog doesn't stop for a pee on an Fire Hydrant then I'm boycotting it...

  • Dec. 14, 2006, 12:11 p.m. CST

    ps... next great movie to be made:

    by Freefinger

    .. ViagraMan!

  • Dec. 14, 2006, 12:14 p.m. CST

    Will this Dog fight terrorists?

    by Johnno

    Will it fly through the skies pulling an American flag with it's mouth as it waves magnificiently in the wind? <br><br>Will it be a hero to Iraqis everywhere?<br><br>Will it put an end to Kim Jong Il's regime with it's eye lasers?<br><br>Will it save victims from a hurricane?<br><br>Will it dig down deep below the Earth and position itself to halt a massive Earthquake in Asia?<br><br>Will there be a little black sidekick or person who will say, "What's goin'on under-dawg?"<br><br>Will there be a pretty female lead either a woman or possibly a pre teen girl who is its owner for some Lois and Clark (though bestial) overtones?<br><br>Is bath water its kryptonite?

  • Dec. 14, 2006, 12:21 p.m. CST

    Maybe we should support this to get a HOSEHEAD movie...

    by SpyGuy

    Okay, work with me here...I know this UNDERDOG flick looks to be a disaster before we even see a trailer, but if we each chip in at least a $6.50 matinee price and UNDERDOG makes a huge profit, other studios will want their own "flying dog in a cape" movie. Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm hastily rewriting my STRANGE BREW 2 script at this very moment...

  • Dec. 14, 2006, 12:24 p.m. CST

    We MUST keep this thread the #1 Top AICN posted thread

    by Doctor_Sin

    Will there be dog-nipples on the suit? Will it be a muscular-molded-rubber suit? WHO THE FUCK WILL VOICE RIFF RAFF?!?!?!?!?

  • Dec. 14, 2006, 12:27 p.m. CST


    by moto

    Well said. I'll say this: I understand why many fans didn't like it. Luthor's plot was a yawn (same for the original Superman too), and it ran a bit too long. And yes, they had the potential to have a movie that would break all box office records. What I did like was that Singer was ATTEMPTING to offer more than just a lame brain action flick. He tried to add some much needed depth to Superman, and I commend him for that. I still enjoyed it despite the flaws, and look forward to the sequel. Now that the characters have been reintroduced, Singer can (and will be required to by WB suits) offer the fast paced action superhero flick fans have been waiting to see.

  • Dec. 14, 2006, 12:29 p.m. CST

    Man of Stool, The Fool

    by DonMurphysTool

    He kept posting disses of the great Don Murphy so I had to have him banned. Now where were we? PhateGod 1 was chugging boners at the IRS. Transformers was pwning the site. Harry had lost John Carter of Mars. And you suck.

  • Dec. 14, 2006, 12:45 p.m. CST

    DemonDave should have directed this...

    by Alonzo Mosely

    Open the PETDOOR to TRUE EVIL...

  • Dec. 14, 2006, 12:49 p.m. CST

    Grammar Police

    by kbass

    Not that I have a "dog" in this fight but Some Dude constantly misuses his comma placement. He creates sentence fragments. It's shocking! Sigh. There. I said it. (notice the preceding sentence fragments) As for the movie I really want to see the casting decision for Sweet Polly Purebread. That is all. Carry on.

  • Dec. 14, 2006, 1:11 p.m. CST

    SPAM ALERT: PharteGoddPrime = Brandon Coleman

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    ...away with you!

  • Dec. 14, 2006, 1:19 p.m. CST

    Gayus Loves Butt

    by DonMurphysTool

    No I am the original.

  • Dec. 14, 2006, 1:26 p.m. CST

    Yeah, I know you're the original, PharteCoward...

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    ...but my post is definitely an "inside thing".

  • Dec. 14, 2006, 1:27 p.m. CST


    by Mr. Nice Gaius


  • Dec. 14, 2006, 1:28 p.m. CST

    So, is Don Murphy producing Underdog?

    by Badger999

    Sounds like his sort of thing.

  • Dec. 14, 2006, 1:40 p.m. CST

    Am I the only one who likes the tagline...

    by Childe Roland

    ...for a reason other than its inflammatory potential with certain religious right wing nuts? It makes me laugh because it puts me in the mind of the joke about the dyslexic agnostic and it works because it turns a play on a rather pointless and inherently exclusionary phrase from the Pledge of Allegiance into...wait for it...the name of the main character. It's funny on several levels, none of which require excessive creativity to access or appreciate. That offends you? Next thing you know, you're going to tell me farts don't make you giggle.

  • Dec. 14, 2006, 2:23 p.m. CST

    I loved the tagline as well

    by toadkillerdog

    I seriously doubt any religious zealot will feel any twinge about the tagline. Perhaps the producers hope they might - nothing like controversy to spur ticket sales. But come on, this is a very, very, very low brow kiddie flick. being debated on this site my grown (mostly) men and women (where?) Underdog was a decent cartoon, never my favorite as a kid, but Simon Bar Sinister kicked ass! Great name too. And I admit. Polly purebread was a fine bitch. I got a kick out of an earlier post saying that it would be hard to believe a talking dog shining shoes. The implication that it would be believable seeing a flying dog, but one shining shoes? No way! We may be taking things a bit to seriously here.

  • Dec. 14, 2006, 4:40 p.m. CST

    I just hope there's some full frontal nudity ....

    by kinghenryVIII

    on behalf of Under D. Some "lipstick" looking pink thing while he's on his back saying "scatch me scratch me" would send the parents screamin'

  • Dec. 14, 2006, 4:40 p.m. CST

    I miss the good old days

    by Doctor_Sin

    When something this crappy would be an automatic sign of some Mafia-funding or some phoned-in favor to settle gambling debts. "Downy's stock dropped! Make another Apple Dumpling Gang film!"

  • Dec. 14, 2006, 5:07 p.m. CST


    by Johnno

    Dumb looking breed of dog in superherosuit = flaming nipples on Optimus

  • Dec. 14, 2006, 5:56 p.m. CST

    Don Matsugoro

    by BDT

    First of all, the photo of the flying dog...maybe in relation to the buildings around it looks like a balloon in the Macy's parade. I guess the ears are up listening for Polly who might be in trouble. However, I am posting because in 1986, when I lived in Japan, I saw a live-action dog movie that was the bomb. It was called "The Adventures of Don Matsugoro" I try and try to find it and I find cartoon versions and sequels, but not a trace of this movie about a dog who foils the mob. Anyone on this talkback know a Japanese live-action movie from 1986 called Don Matsugoro? Also, at times like this I must reflect on the talents of Wally Cox who gave the cartoon Underdog its voice. This movie could be fun-- depends on if the studio is looking to make a decent movie or if it is looking to try and sucker parents out of their hard earned bucks by hitting every cheap trick that they "think" will make kids laugh, in this case, fire hydrant humor.

  • Dec. 14, 2006, 6:36 p.m. CST

    kbass.. Grammar Police...

    by Freefinger

    Well said! Some Dude should stop picking on fu**ing grammar and just post his shit without dumping a kilo of crap on some poor dude who was just typing away.... (Notice the extra dot) !!!!!!!! (and the extra exclamation points that are introduced for no reason at all)... Just post dude, just post...

  • Dec. 14, 2006, 6:39 p.m. CST

    Hey MNG...

    by Freefinger

    Who the hell is Brandon Coleman anyway?? IS he the guy who posts the freaking link to the bad movie "Up and away" shit flick, cause that guy needs to get his crotch re-arranged by some 400lbs man-lady with buck theeth? Other than that... Who's Brandon Coleman?

  • Dec. 14, 2006, 6:43 p.m. CST

    BTW... I bought 1 billion stocks...

    by Freefinger

    In this movie on the Hollywood Stock Exchange site! Cool thing were you buy stocks on movies and actors for fun.. No cost (I HOPE OR I'M IN DEEP SHIT IF THIS MOVIE DESN'T MAKE SERIOUS MONEY!!!!)

  • Dec. 14, 2006, 6:49 p.m. CST

    HOLY SHIT!!!

    by Freefinger

    Jason Lee is in this one????... WTF!!!?? He should fire his agent just for that! Holy shit... What happened Jason??? WHY WHY WHYYYYYYYY????

  • Dec. 14, 2006, 7:17 p.m. CST

    Why make Underdog with an unrecognizable

    by superninja


  • Dec. 14, 2006, 8:22 p.m. CST

    This dog will have nothing on LASSIE!!!!

    by Johnno

    I just saw a movie where Lassie takes on two guys driving ATVs and still managed to find time to save all the sheep before teh family got home! And Lassie doesn't need any of that flying superhero shit!

  • Dec. 14, 2006, 8:44 p.m. CST

    As long as they have...

    by glodene

    Simon Barsinister and Polly Purebred in it, i'm cool with it. Btw, is it true that they had to shut down production for a week because Underdog & Polly got stuck while engaging in some (inappropriate) behind the scene doggy-style shenanigans?

  • Dec. 14, 2006, 8:59 p.m. CST

    Hands up - who says "Fake"?

    by Doctor_Sin

    The movie is real, but in these images there are two different dogs and the top poster image has a bunch of incomprehensible crap as "credits." I mean, it says some shit like "Directed by Yloksk Ksuojsyot" for christ's sake.

  • Dec. 14, 2006, 9:38 p.m. CST


    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    Yes, that's exactly who he is. However, PharteGoddPrime is either Don Murphy or one of his stooges. He needs to be delt with in the same manner as poor Mr. Coleman. Stand your ground, Freefinger. These trolls must be spanked back under the bridge from whence they came.

  • Dec. 14, 2006, 10:30 p.m. CST

    wow...... I been neglecting this talkback...

    by Seph_J

    ...seems like I didn't know what I was missing. This movie looks awesome.

  • Dec. 15, 2006, 12:31 a.m. CST


    by Freefinger

    I thought they crawled out underneath a turd... Seems more appropriate with the kind of movie they're backing!... Shred their skins off and .. and.. well.. shredding the skin off is pretty brutal.. so I guess let's just stop there... oh .. and spank them back underneath the turd thing too!... Good call MNG!! If it doesn't work... I'll bring back the Freefinger clones to wreck hell on their asses!

  • Dec. 15, 2006, 3:31 a.m. CST

    Falsus Quintys... apparantly is in this film.

    by Seph_J

    Look at the credits in picture 1

  • Dec. 15, 2006, 11:50 a.m. CST

    Seph, it seems nobody cares but only like 3 of us

    by Doctor_Sin

    I've been yelling 'Fake', but the pics are still up and no explanation from AICN - guess they figure it'll quietly go away.

  • Dec. 17, 2006, 3:13 a.m. CST

    Christian Zealoads

    by jukeofurl

    That those aholes imagine they know what God thinks is offensive. I think God thinks they are morons.

  • April 13, 2007, 9:27 p.m. CST

    this sucks!!! why?

    by endofud

    the new underdog looks sooooo!!! bad. why would they do this to underdog. i grew up on underdog..