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Behold Flying, Talking Dogs - While Not On Drugs!! The UNDERDOG Teaser Is Here!!

Merrick again...
Disney has posted the trailer for UNDERDOG! It shows the doggie flying, the doggie talking, and the doggie fighting crime! Maybe it's just this video format...but the movie doesn't look as cheap as I expected! Doesn't mean it's gonna work, though. In a movie like this, tone will be everything - so we'll see. And, since folks are already upset about Underdog not wearing pants (what kind of world do we live in when a dog wearing pants is the subject of controversy?), it's important that the movie doesn't deviate too radically from its source material...which it may have already done. Seems Disney is sticking with the "One Nation Under Dog" tag line, which I like quite a bit. I can only assume this will whip religious zealots into a frenzy at some point soon - which should be quite amusing & give the film all kinds of added exposure and publicity. The trailer spools up as soon as the page loads - to rewatch the trailer you'll need to reload the page. SEE IT HERE!
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  • Feb. 13, 2007, 10:56 a.m. CST

    Have no fear

    by ECUPirate71

    I am first!

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 10:57 a.m. CST

    The worlds gone mad

    by Kristian66


  • Feb. 13, 2007, 10:57 a.m. CST

    Just got off the phone with Helen Keller...

    by Devil By The Deed

    She hopes you all like her Underdog script.

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 11:02 a.m. CST

    Someone - do a screengrab of the dog's nutsack

    by Doctor_Sin

    I swear you can see them swing as he zooms up past the camera.

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 11:03 a.m. CST

    Wally Cox's

    by sleepy holloway

    cremains must be shifting in the urn on Marlon Brando's mantlepiece. Seriously, is anyone planning on paying $9+ to see this?

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 11:04 a.m. CST

    wow that looked stupid

    by Datascream

    can I have my dignity back now?

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 11:04 a.m. CST

    So this is just a Superman spoof.

    by Nodwick

    I mean, this has about as much to do with the cartoon as "Arthur" with Dudley Moore had to do with the Knights of the Round table. This thing was a Jay Ward-esque goofy animated cartoon. Underdog talked in rhyme. He fought a guy who usually used a mind-control ray and said "Simon says." I'm not sure what strange mutation the concept underwent to get to this point, but I think all they really pulled from the orignal was the title.

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 11:07 a.m. CST

    Curb this fucking pooch!

    by kinghenryVIII

    "Ohhhhh wa oooo wa oooo wa oooo .... Underdog"<p> what a stinker this will be. "Curb your dog, bitches"

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 11:08 a.m. CST


    by Douche Baggins


  • Feb. 13, 2007, 11:09 a.m. CST

    Dont work for UK. Must be US only

    by Teamwak

    Am I bothered by this either?

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 11:11 a.m. CST

    Wait just a second...

    by 7pointedstar

    ...was that Jason Lee's voice? Wow. Must have been a nice paycheck.

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 11:12 a.m. CST

    Give me Secret Squirrel and Morroco Mole!

    by Doctor_Sin

    Enough with the shit toons! Give me the goods!<p>If any exec greenlights Secret Squirrel, it must be complete WITH trenchcoat and mask/hat.

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 11:14 a.m. CST


    by Batutta


  • Feb. 13, 2007, 11:19 a.m. CST

    A Settle Down

    by Darth Kosher

    Kids will like it. And if anyone goes fanboy about the integrity of the original Underdog, so help me I will find you and go Jay and Silent Bob on your ass.

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 11:24 a.m. CST

    Underdog 2: The Bitch is Back

    by Pound Sand

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 11:27 a.m. CST

    Now THIS is gonna be good!

    by ajbopp

    Or at least a huge improvement over Superman Returns. A shame they couldn't have matched Wally Cox's voice better though - or even made the attempt to.

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 11:29 a.m. CST


    by Veraxus

    DISNEY RAPED MY CHILDHOOD! Well, not really since I never really liked the show - but this is absolutely retarded. I thought Underdog would... you know, have a little more character... as opposed to being just another "Cats & Dogs." And why the FUCK do they have to keep using Jason Lee to voice these animals!? I mean, Jesus Fucking Christ. Fuck this shit.

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 11:33 a.m. CST

    Yeah, only US peeps can see it

    by Talkbacker with no name

    What a shame. Crime fighting Canines are the dogs bollocks!

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 11:35 a.m. CST

    Everybody notice?

    by shmu65

    That the dog looks nothing like the original Underdog? I know it'd be hard to find an exact match but come on, with CGI you could have at least come close. That would've been funny. But yeah, why in the hell would you make this live action?

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 11:38 a.m. CST

    Oh wait...

    by shmu65

    That's right. They're not making this money er... movie for us. They're making it for the kiddies.

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 11:38 a.m. CST

    That's so funny cause it's like an ad for a real movie

    by torontoxic

    What? <P> They didn't actually make that piece of shit did they?

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 11:39 a.m. CST

    Still pushing the anti-religion spin, AICN?

    by Immortal_Fish

    "I can only assume this will whip religious zealots into a frenzy at some point soon"<P>No more nor less than "under god" whips anti-religious opportunists into a frenzy. Let's just change it to "under Canada" and be finished with it. And while we're at it, let's move the clocks a half hour and be finished with that too.

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 11:41 a.m. CST

    You shitheads bash this...

    by Zarles

    ...yet get all big in the pants over the Tom Cruise Hardy Boys movie. Dumb. The Disney video link keeps fuckin' up on me. Anyone got a different link?

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 11:43 a.m. CST

    Here's a picture of Underdog...

    by Fecal Debris

    ..the real Underdog. You know, just so we can all remember what this movie should have been about.<p>

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 11:45 a.m. CST


    by Bumpasses Dawg

    Is a word used as directions to find the pooch's nut sack. Which I understand is being CGI'd out of every frame as we speak. Oh, and this is just for Darth Kosher; "They have completely ruined the integrity of the original cartoon! Where is Sweet Polly Purebred? Will there even be a phone booth available for the dog to change in? Oh, dear Lord, how could they have spooged on such a sacred childhood memory!?!" I personally am waiting for the live action movie version of the Wacky Races, with Ethan Suplee as Dastardly Dawg.

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 11:51 a.m. CST

    wow this actually looks better than...

    by Freefinger

    Superman Returns.<P>Looked like they actully wrote a story instead of meesing up a character.<P>Singer and the wonder twins who wrote the Supe's Returns flick should be taking notes from these guys.

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 11:57 a.m. CST


    by Jor-El23

    is supposed to walk upright dammit! i guess that would look goofy though

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 12:01 p.m. CST


    by Douche Baggins

    I was too afraid to see the trailer, but then boredom overode my fear...I wish I had of stayed afraid. Using UnderDog was a mistake, there's (even if they're small) expectations that come with that. They should have just made it Hero Hound and pretend it's a new concept.

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 12:04 p.m. CST

    No Simon Bar Sinister and no Riff Raff = bullshit

    by Doctor_Sin

    Underdog is unfilmable.

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 12:06 p.m. CST

    Guys! (And Gals!)

    by Pogue__Mahone

    Is there not a bit of whimsey in your soul?! This is a movie I'd happily take my small nephew to see strictly because it looks silly and fun and we'd have an hour and a half of simple, brainless entertainment! This isn't an opus. It's a fuckin cartoon brought to life! Unclench... and when my nephew's older THEN he can watch more intelligent, thought provoking fare. But he's a child. And this is a children's movie... Anyone getting all uptight about this 'piece of shit' (and it MAY be) needs to go and watch their Tarintino movies and not even read articles about movies like this! Who's gonna spend $9 to see this movie? I will... because my little nephew - who loves his superheroes - will love the shit out of this!!!

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 12:13 p.m. CST

    They'd better have a scene where...

    by Anna Valerious

    ...everyone's just amazed at the fact the dog can talk. (huge "Robot Chicken" fan) "HOLY FUCKIN' ASSCRACKERS! YOU CAN TALK!!!"

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 12:18 p.m. CST


    by Ironmuskrat

    I had always heard the reason that Underdog was taken off the air was due to complaints about Underdog having to pop pills to change into his "superhero" persona. the fear being kids would run to the medicine cabinet and start popping anything they could find to change into Underdog. The show itself I remember being ok, no Mighty Mouse, but watchable as a kid.

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 12:25 p.m. CST


    by Lost Skeleton

    For the kids...but maybe fun for the adults too.

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 12:25 p.m. CST

    I'm hoping Underdog Lady makes a Stern appearance.

    by Some Dude

    I'm sure she will try to take credit for keeping the character alive with her interpretive dance. Stern is the only person who will give her airtime.

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 12:26 p.m. CST

    cheap whimsy

    by Douche Baggins

    I have enough whimsy to rent it for my son. There's a lot of movies of late that I'm glad we waited to rent instead of dropping $18 to see. This smells like another. I just hope Underdog doesn't come back to see that he knocked up Polly Purebred 5 years ago and has a liter, that she's claiming is Hong Kong Phooey's.

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 12:31 p.m. CST

    Nice Superman Spoof

    by DarthDooku

    Liked how they spoofed that cool scene from the original Superman movie from the 1970s. Just edit out the part with underdog, and you'd almost think you're watching the trailer for the next superman movie!

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 12:42 p.m. CST


    by JacksonsPole

    that doesn't look anything like underdog. and, that voice... ugh. count me out.

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 12:45 p.m. CST

    Lassie Gotta Eat!

    by Squashua

    So, I take it the "Gotta Eat" stuff is so last month, eh?

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 12:45 p.m. CST

    Hong Kong Phooey kicks ass

    by Fecal Debris

    No really, he does.

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 12:47 p.m. CST

    I agree, it was kinda funny

    by Volstaff

    till poochy talked. When the flying dog salutes the camera before flying off, I have to admit, I laughed ( Dog help me )..This could work as a cute parody of comic films aimed at the kiddies but with enough sophisticated jokes that the adults will laugh t--What am I saying, this is freakin Disney! Maybe if Pixar did it, they could hit that goal, but not the company that puts out direct to video shit like Cinderella 3 and Bambi 6:The Revenge.. I get the horrific feeling that this will make the Garfield movies look good.*weeps for the children and for his own broken inner child*

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 12:53 p.m. CST

    this is going to suck...

    by WelcomeToCostco iLoveYou

    its not going to be violent enough... i need me a hardcore R rated UnderDog movie!

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 1:08 p.m. CST

    What do you mean with "Not on drugs"?

    by DerLanghaarige


  • Feb. 13, 2007, 1:09 p.m. CST

    UGH! Just put it on the quicktime site

    by jimmy_009

    So we can watch it without the damn thing stopping every five seconds. I couldn't even get it to play the whole way through with a broadband connection. Screw Flash, screw Media Player, just put all your trailers on and quit wasting all of our time.

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 1:10 p.m. CST

    My name is Underdog

    by arrangedletters

    Dare I say Joy is a bitch?

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 1:11 p.m. CST

    BTW The AICN site is glitchy

    by jimmy_009

    And has been ever since the sign in thing has been updated. Everytime I sign in it sends me to a "This page can not be found". Then everytime I submit something to a forum, it does the same thing, even though it still actually submits.

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 1:12 p.m. CST

    Oh, and while you are on the Disney Site...

    by DerLanghaarige

    ...check out the new Kim Possible stuff! :)

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 1:17 p.m. CST

    ahahahaha looks better then Superman Returns

    by AllPowerfulWizardOfOz

    I have to see this lol

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 1:28 p.m. CST

    Can't wait to see this one with my son...

    by Roguewriter

    He's headed toward five, and already a big fan of the classic Underdog cartoons. This trailer is gonna leave him howling on the floor -- the kid loves dogs and loves Underdog; this is gonna be a dream movie experience for us!! Bring it on...

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 1:43 p.m. CST

    Wait, so Underdog just killed that burglar?

    by rbatty024

    Damn, that's cold.

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 1:47 p.m. CST

    Earl gotta eat!!

    by modlight

    I was so ready to totally write that off, but then Jason Lee's voice popped in. Now I know that in about 3 years when I'm bored at home on a Thursday, I will watch this on Starz Action West.

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 2:05 p.m. CST

    I just got off the phone with Xenu...

    by Darth Bauer

    he asked that no one see this movie so that Lee won't make any money that he would only end up giving to the Church of Scientology anyway, and that was Xenu wins!

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 2:10 p.m. CST

    One nation under dog

    by zacdilone

    I'm a Christian, and I say anyone who has a problem with that tag line...well, they just have a problem, period. They're probably the same people who think the U.S. Constitution was written by the Apostle Paul.

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 2:10 p.m. CST

    great Half Baked reference in the headline

    by TheTagger

    First of all to understand what happened to Killer, you gotta understand who Killer the dog was. Now Killer was born to a three-legged bitch of a mother. He was always ashamed of this, man. And then right after that he's adopted by this man, Tito Liebowitz. He's a small time gun runner and a rottweiler fight promoter. So he puts Killer into training. They see Killer's good. He is damn good. But then he had the fight of his life. They pit him against his brother Nibbles. And Killer said "No, man, that's my brother, I can't fight Nibbles!". But they made him fight anyway, and Killer, he killed Nibbles. Killer said "That's it!" He called off all his fights, and he started doing crack, and he freaked out. Then in a rage, he collapsed, and his heart no longer beat. Wow.

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 2:14 p.m. CST

    Blech, I say, BLECH!

    by Zeke25:17

    No kid today knows what the hell Underdog is; and no adult who remembers seeing the cartoons will respond positively to this movie. Ripping off Superman isn't funny, Underdog not speaking in rhymes isn't funny, and most of all, "I'm not really a cat person...RUFF!" isn't remotely funny. Don't get me wrong: the original cartoon wasn't exactly Shakespearean comedy; but there was a certain cheeky charm therein, especially when the viewer was eight years old. But if "One Nation Under Dog" is the best thing this script contains, I don't see the point in wasting ten bucks.

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 2:16 p.m. CST

    I knew Underdog. And you, sir, are no Underdog.

    by Snookeroo

    Just sayin'.

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 2:27 p.m. CST

    Saw It (Seriously) (Sadly)

    by D. Allusion

    If you liked that teaser, you'll like the movie. Despite feeble attempts to elevate its "hipness" (sorry) over that of, say, Garfield, this is a film for unsophisticated eight-year-olds. In fact, when it comes, the "it's a frog" line from the cartoon seems like it's from another movie (specifically, the better, funnier one, if they bothered).

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 2:29 p.m. CST

    I just got off the phone with Underdog...

    by ImJustSaying

    That means I'm the shit, right guys?

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 2:30 p.m. CST

    Is "The World of Commander McBragg" next?

    by Doctor_Sin

    How about King Leonardo or Tooter Turtle?

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 2:35 p.m. CST

    Hong Kong Fooey would own UnderDog

    by S-Mart shopper

    you know it's true

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 2:39 p.m. CST

    Dynomutt would kick Hong Kong Fooey's janitorial ass

    by Doctor_Sin

    Or maybe they should team up and send Underdog to the Intensive Care Unit.

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 2:42 p.m. CST

    Everybody bitches about CGI...

    by Onomaki Forp

    ...and so when they use a real dog is there praise and acclaim? Not from this pack of malcontents! What fun is that? I'm just surprised none of you complained that the dog's costume was "too gay". I actually like the idea of a real dog. The cartoons will always exist. The only thing I really miss is the theme music.

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 2:46 p.m. CST

    the dog's costume IS "too gay"

    by S-Mart shopper

    there I said it

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 2:48 p.m. CST

    and BattleCat would pick his teeth with Dynomutts bones

    by S-Mart shopper

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 2:53 p.m. CST

    The Mighty Mightor swings Moby Dick's bloody carcass

    by Doctor_Sin

    to beat the shit out of anyone.

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 2:53 p.m. CST

    He had me when he waved to the camera...

    by iron pills

    That was pretty funny! But, the pooch just looks too cute in that ol' hound dog kind of way. How can criminals be scared of him? I'm liable to give him a Scooby snack...

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 2:54 p.m. CST

    What is this gay talk anyway??

    by theonecalledshoe

    Do you mean happy, homo, or stupid??

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 2:59 p.m. CST

    Do you think dyslexic Christians will be offended?

    by Onomaki Forp

    ...and do they notice my new Username?

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 3:01 p.m. CST

    Ren Höek would bitch slap Mighty Mightor

    by S-Mart shopper

    with a log

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 3:01 p.m. CST

    I will see this if McGruff the Crime Dog guest stars

    by Doctor_Sin

    "Together, we can take a *grrrr* BITE out of crime!"

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 3:03 p.m. CST


    by Onomaki Forp

    I was making a reference to an old talkback, the one about the first photo of the Brandon Routh in costume. Go back and read it some time...see many people arguing with someone who isn't there anymore...(sigh).

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 3:04 p.m. CST

    Ren Höek is god. S mart for the win

    by Doctor_Sin

    "Behold my pectoral eemplants, Underdog!"

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 3:05 p.m. CST

    I'll see it if the opening song

    by S-Mart shopper

    is the George Clinton and Cat Stevens remix "I Love My Atomic Dog"

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 3:18 p.m. CST

    "This is a film for unsophisticated eight-year-olds"

    by Zarles

    I don't think I want to know a sophisticated eight-year-old. Don't worry, children, no one will make you see this. You can all still sneak into 300 and jerk off to the ass picnic.

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 3:40 p.m. CST

    The UNDERDOG denies rumors

    by GunsForHands

    that he has guns for hands

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 3:41 p.m. CST


    by Quin the Eskimo

    Amy Adams makes me happy.

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 3:43 p.m. CST

    Absolutely Ridiculous

    by uss cygnus

    Yeah, us religious zealots don't know culture when we see it, I know.

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 3:49 p.m. CST

    The Wookie has no pants

    by successor

    If you'll recall the Star Wars documentary, Mark Hamill said that the studio was worried about Chewbacca having no pants in the first film. They even thought about giving him a pair of lederhosen. So the execs back then cared more about covering the Wookie's package than they did about making a good movie. It just goes to show you that the more things change, the more they stay the same.

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 3:51 p.m. CST

    Why is it when "religious zealots" is googled

    by S-Mart shopper

    the Christian Coalition of America is the first thing to pop up?

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 3:56 p.m. CST

    Those confound Zoroastrians

    by Doctor_Sin

    Pushing the Gathas down my throat.

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 4 p.m. CST

    Scarface wants to know why...

    by S-Mart shopper

    he's never seen a man cry, till he's seen a dog die?

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 4 p.m. CST

    Why live-action???

    by Bot-Bot

    What the hell is wrong with adapting a cartoon AS A CARTOON? Why go through all the trouble of complex CG effects and script gymnastics, when as a cartoon, you can do anything? Part of the charm of 2D is the design works as a visual treatment on all levels. As soon as it goes into "the real world" you have to re-write and re-design everything. Then all the laws of physics and logic take all the fun out of it. Of course, being Disney, they'll probably throw in some pop-psychology bullshit about the origin of Underdog, who will naturally have only one parent, and/or was raised by an uncle or something. In otherwords all of the silliness and joy will be sucked right out of it.

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 4:06 p.m. CST

    "all of the silliness and joy will be sucked right out"

    by Doctor_Sin

    Just like a cock at the Playboy mansion.<p>This is my main gripe (for real, literally). It won't be enough to just say, hey - here's a superhero dog. They will have to fluff up the backstory and add a bunch of shit that isn't needed. This isn't Shakespeare - it's fucking Underdog.<p>I am reminded of the scene in Ed Wood: "I don't hire directors with burning desires...I make crap."<p>If this had been animated, with some sense of silliness of the original, then I'd be onboard. But the first things we saw looked like utter shit. And it only looks worse the more we see.

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 4:12 p.m. CST

    are you all (or most of you) insane?!?

    by soup74

    ITS FUCKING UNDERDOG. ITS A DINSEY KIDS MOVIE. ITS A REMAKE OF AN OLD CARTOON. JUST LIKE INSPECTOR GADGET. IT WILL LIKEY SUCK, BUT BE FUN FOR KIDS AND MAKE A TON OF MONEY. There's no 'Why did they have to make this movie?' ITS A SMART MOVE BY DISNEY. if you used to love the cartoon, or you enjoy superhero movies, then go see it, you might have fun, but if you're expecting 'The Dark Knight' then you deserve to be disapointed. end of story.

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 4:21 p.m. CST

    "if you used to love the cartoon...then go see it"

    by Doctor_Sin

    No. If you used to love the cartoon, be prepared to have happy, fond childhood memories polluted with visions of a drunken old uncle groping you under the sheets.<p>Why is it that people seem to equate "kids movie" with "dumbed-down piece of hyperactive eye-candy crap"? What is wrong with asking for quality filmmaking for children?<p>Fucking Milo and Otis or Babe were great, fun family films full of joy and whimsy and adventure.<p>Underdog. Now, we get "Cats and Dogs, Mach III."

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 4:22 p.m. CST

    If *ANYONE* ever fucks up Count Duckula...

    by Doctor_Sin

    Heads will fucking roll.

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 4:24 p.m. CST

    soup74, the lunatics always take over the asylum!

    by S-Mart shopper

    When criminals in this world appear, And break the laws that they should fear, And frighten all who see or hear, The cry goes up both far and near for Underdog!<p> Underdog!<p> Underdog!<p> Underdog!<p> Speed of lightning, roar of thunder, Fighting all who rob or plunder Underdog, Underdog! When in this world the headlines read Of those whose hearts are filled with greed And rob and steal from those in need. To right this wrong with blinding speed goes Underdog!<p> Underdog!<p> Underdog!<p> Underdog!<p> Speed of lightning, power of thunder, All the world cries out for Under Underdog, Underdog!

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 4:35 p.m. CST

    Do Shoeshine and Polly Purebred

    by S-Mart shopper

    get it on human style? Polly's probably not even in this, cause Underdog would be calling her "bitch" all the time. It is after all a modern telling of the story for todays kids and they wouldn't understand the cartoon humor of the 60's, right?

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 4:36 p.m. CST

    Cool, it's mocking Superman Returns.

    by superninja

    That awards points out of the box. I hope he doesn't father an illegitimate litter of pups!

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 4:46 p.m. CST

    Mocking? Don't be stupid.

    by LaudnerGomez

    The film is using audience knowledge of SUPERMAN RETURNS and its marketing. Superninja, you must've worked on EPIC and DATE MOVIE with that sense of lampoon.

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 4:56 p.m. CST


    by derousse bag

    Devin Farici at thinks this shit looks good, and even Merrick seems to kinda like it. HUH? Go here: end of story.

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 5 p.m. CST


    by soup74

    I'm all for nostalgia, but underdog was that much of an important part of your childhood memories? i mean i used to watch it everyday when i came home from kindergarden (for real) but if they fuck up the movie i'll be able to manage. that is, if i even see the movie, because, once again...<BR> IT'S FUCKING UNDERDOG, EVERYTHING ABOUT IT IS SUPPOSED TO BE CAMPY AND CHEESY.. WHAT DO YOU EXPECT?

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 5:15 p.m. CST


    by Quin the Eskimo

    I say, even if it's just her voice or something.

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 5:17 p.m. CST

    What We Need is a Super Chicken Live-Action Movie

    by Read and Shut Up

    ..."super sauce" indeed. Oh, by the way - lighten up you jack holes. The trailer was cool.

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 5:24 p.m. CST

    it's kids movie ya'

    by HotShott

    it's kids movie ya' fucks. jeez.

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 5:32 p.m. CST

    One Nation Under Dog

    by purplemonkeydw

    oh, I see what you did there.

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 5:33 p.m. CST

    I'll be able to manage, too

    by Doctor_Sin

    It's just that there's this thing called 'speech' and a concept of it being 'free' to a degree.<p>I believe saying what amounts to: "Based on the teaser and promotional pics I have seen on AICN, I evaluate 'Underdog' as a crappy looking film and I shall state as such in the context of its relation to the original source material, a fair-to-middling animated TV show" falls within the allowable parameters.

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 5:42 p.m. CST

    So, I guess I can shelve my hopes for "Archies"?

    by Doctor_Sin

    Because I could *easily* see an Archie movie working. Especially if Mr. Lodge spanked Ronnie a couple times.

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 5:49 p.m. CST

    I hope he's neutered

    by S-Mart shopper

    that would be the responsible thing to do, just ask Bob Barker. Plus, nobody would see his "boys".

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 5:50 p.m. CST

    Unsophisticated FOR an 8-year-old

    by D. Allusion

    But you're right, my daughter liked it, and she's ten, so don't show her this post

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 6:01 p.m. CST


    by soup74

    granted, i picked on you, but only because you responded. the main point of my post was not that you're not allowed to have an opinon, but more shock over the hordes of posts from people that dont really care all that much, but like to bitch about every article posted on here. it just surprised me that some people are that passionate over the integrity of underdog.

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 6:02 p.m. CST

    It's having a chuckle at Superman Returns's expense?

    by superninja

    Is that more nuianced?

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 6:04 p.m. CST

    Yes. This is a movie for kids.

    by CoursinLarry

    Even still, I thought the trailer was kind of okay.

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 6:13 p.m. CST


    by S-Mart shopper

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 6:21 p.m. CST

    Toonces would run over that dog...

    by Onomaki Forp

    ...just not very well...

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 6:23 p.m. CST

    Hollywood has not yet begun to rape my childhood...

    by Onomaki Forp

    ...until they do Squidley Diddley as the Spawn of Cthulhu.

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 6:27 p.m. CST

    The stupid tagline IS the only hope of this, er, "film"

    by JackPumpkinhead

    And the only reason why it will be kept - precisely in order to make waves, in (vain?) hopes that it will sell more tickets. Go, "Rocky & Bullwinkle II vs. Scooby Doo"!

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 6:44 p.m. CST

    A flying beagle!

    by Kid Z

    If you've ever owned a beagle, you know that they're the king of dogs... friendly, good-natured and loyal (they'd NEVER turn evil even if the Antichrist tried to brainwash 'em... big plothole with Omen III, there). So I can't say anything bad about this one... not that I'll go see it, mind you!

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 6:51 p.m. CST

    Friggin' Christians...

    by Kid Z

    ... I don't really see them getting upset with the tagline (they'd have to have at least a 2nd grade-level intellect and a kindergartner's sense of humor even get the joke, and, well, they DON'T). But, you never know with these wackjobs... sheesh, they even got bent outta shape over the shadow of Prince's guitar during the Superbowl Halftime Show! They oughtta just be thanking their lucky stars (or...umm..lucky Jesus fish) that it wasn't 1982-cutaway pantyhose-and-high heels Prince doing the show.

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 7:08 p.m. CST

    Kid Z, those weren't beagles in The Final Conflict...

    by Onomaki Forp

    ...they were English Fox Hounds. They CAN be brainwashed by the Antichrist, at least, according to the Anti-cruelty lobbies every Boxing Day.

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 8:22 p.m. CST


    by datachasm

    you know you want it!

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 9:02 p.m. CST


    by Dokkalvar

    YYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY....... *deeep breath* WWWWWWWWWWHHHHHHHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!?!?!?!?! And don't say to make money! If I could hit Hollywood with my money and it would break a few noses I'd feel like I've accomplished something in this life..

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 9:50 p.m. CST

    I demand all-CGI Hashimoto Mouse

    by Doctor_Sin

    "Most honorable pussycat!"

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 10:02 p.m. CST

    We need a Frank Miller scripted Snoopy film

    by Doctor_Sin

    "I'm the goddamn Red Baron!"

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 10:12 p.m. CST


    by blackwood

    That looks like shit.

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 10:23 p.m. CST

    Where's Underdog?

    by dragon-lord

    All I saw was a badly voiced animal with a cape. This is the Sony Godzilla fiasco all over again. Sigh.

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 10:46 p.m. CST


    by Red Ned Lynch

    Yeah, I remember that cartoon. It was the one that came on right before I turned off the television. I hope they kept it period, so Underdog can still be an assuming shoe shine boy. Or maybe it could be cool if they updated it and he worked in a body shop. If they aren't using Simon Bar Sinister (what a great bad guy name that is), maybe they can use zombies. Underdog of the Dead. And seriously, guy who defended this as something to take your nephew to, show him Sky High again instead, or get Tortoro or Howl or something to show him on DVD. Heck, show him some Brak, my kids love him. Just because its for little guys doesn't mean it doesn't matter if it's horrifically bad.

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 10:57 p.m. CST

    ya know

    by Darth Hater

    I usually come here and like everything but as beautiful as the imagery may be.... it aint Under Dog...sorry. Can some one tell me why they didn't even try to get the voice...even a little? I sound like one of your typical whiners in here but for the first trailer if you were gonna let us here him then might I suggest um... I don't about "There's no need to fear Under Dog is here" siiiiigh.

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 10:58 p.m. CST

    The Ultimate Tagline For This Film...

    by uss cygnus

    "You're his bitch." -Summer 2007.

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 11:02 p.m. CST

    sorry for the poor grammer. I'll do better next time

    by Darth Hater


  • Feb. 13, 2007, 11:25 p.m. CST

    Underdog 2: Life Ain't Nuthin' But Bitches and $$$

    by Dr Gregory House


  • Feb. 14, 2007, 12:12 a.m. CST

    What would have made more sense...

    by Nodwick

    A "Krypto" movie would have been a better fit for this style of film. As is... Well, to make it "for the kids," it's going to abandon about 99% of the original's concept. Which does beg the question: If the kids have no effing clue what "Underdog" was, why bother wasting all the money on getting the rights just to completely wipe the slate and make something so completely different? Seems like a lot of effort for not much return.

  • Feb. 14, 2007, 1:35 a.m. CST

    Hopefully a DVD box set of the old series out of this?

    by zabadoh

    That's the only good that could come out of this remake... I just watched the 3 dvds that came out years ago and was amazed at how well the poetic lines and the stories of the old series hold up. I didn't know that Disney now owns the Underdog character. For shame! Do they own Mr. Peabody and Sherman and other Jay Ward creations too?

  • Feb. 14, 2007, 7:29 a.m. CST

    Peter Dinklage is in this??

    by judderman

    Woah. I suddenly want to see this. If I could sit through a season of Threshold for this guy, I can watch this.

  • Feb. 14, 2007, 9:58 a.m. CST

    Actually this dog isn't a beagle either...

    by Onomaki Forp

    ...I'm not quite sure, but it resembles a "bagle" a so-called "designer dog" (used to just call 'em mongrels) that is a cross between a beagle and a basset hound. Beagle hybrids are all the rage this year, pugles, poogles, boggles, etc.

  • Feb. 14, 2007, 10:47 a.m. CST

    Not Beagles in Omen III?

    by Kid Z

    ... Well, since you mentioned Boxing Day, you must be English and I gotta defer to the Brits when it comes to the subject of dog breeds, of course! As for the Beagle hybrids, popularized (so I hear) by Paris (stupid spoiled whore) Hilton... just one more reason for her to be confined to the 7th circle of Hell (or Mr. Slave's intestinal tract) for all eternity!

  • Feb. 14, 2007, 11:13 a.m. CST

    personally, if the tag line pisses off the fundies...

    by tucson

    ...more power to Disney!

  • Feb. 14, 2007, 11:21 a.m. CST

    Zabadoh DVD box set has been available for years

    by Onomaki Forp Don't forget to fill the gaps! I just can't seem to get the hang of that tinyurl thing.

  • Feb. 14, 2007, 11:26 a.m. CST

    Kid Z, actually I'm Japanese...

    by Onomaki Forp

    ...but have been a life-long anglophile. Boxing Day there is always a big row in the UK over foxhunting. Some say it's terribly creul to foxes, others that it's creul to the hounds. Some traditionalists insist that it's cruel not to let the dogs hunt!

  • Feb. 14, 2007, 11:30 a.m. CST

    Peter Dinklage plays Simon Bar Sinister...

    by Onomaki Forp

    ...Patrick Warburton plays Cad. Sweet Polly will be played by real dog. Shoeshine will not be an actual shoe shine boy working at a shoe shine stand in city, but as dog named "Shoeshine" who is young boy's pet.

  • Feb. 14, 2007, 11:34 a.m. CST


    by Onomaki Forp

    who's dyslexic now? This is karma for my earlier mockage.

  • Feb. 14, 2007, 11:37 a.m. CST


    by Onomaki Forp

    Monster Squad now confirmed for Special Edition DVD release from Lionsgate this year! Check out for more info!!!

  • Feb. 14, 2007, 11:49 a.m. CST

    There is an actual beagle in Monster Squad...

    by Onomaki Forp

    ...Pete, who was quite adorable. There, I've connected Monster Squad to Underdog through dog actors used in films, so my previous post of exicited geekiness cannot be labeled entirely "off-topic".

  • Feb. 14, 2007, 11:52 a.m. CST

    Shoeshine Boy Gotta SHINE!

    by Doctor_Sin

    Where's the meta-parody of Superheroes' Secret Identities? Does this dog even wear glasses or wear a baseball cap? They've made a mockery of Underdog! [/Reuse_Old_Catchphrase]

  • Feb. 14, 2007, 12:26 p.m. CST


    by hatespeech

    COULDN't even watch the stupid kids movie trailer, plus Underdog is a Scientologist.

  • Feb. 14, 2007, 1:53 p.m. CST

    Yeah, it's actually kinda stupid

    by tHeGRinGoGenTiLE

  • Feb. 14, 2007, 2:15 p.m. CST

    Bad idea, badly done

    by Mister Man

    Kids deserve better, but it's the boomers who would drag their kids to this flick. However, being that the word of mouth is gonna be bad, I'd see this as a DVD rental.

  • Feb. 14, 2007, 2:17 p.m. CST

    yeah i'm calling

    by aicmb

    shit sandwich on this whole deal. There are no PEOPLE in Underdog's world. Everybody is supposed to be a dog. No pants is like nipples on Optimus.

  • Feb. 14, 2007, 3:13 p.m. CST

    I'm filing suit against Disney

    by NHRonin

    For eyestrain. Jebus, could it be any smaller?

  • Feb. 14, 2007, 3:41 p.m. CST

    Re: aicmb

    by Nodwick

    While I agree that a Subway Scat-Club Value Meal is what this movie's going to be, I think there were people in Underdog's cartoon (Simon Bar Sinister, for example). People just weren't all that prominent, unless they were villains.

  • Feb. 14, 2007, 3:43 p.m. CST

    No one OWNS Underdog/Shoeshine

    by Doctor_Sin

    He has no master. Just Polly-lust. And Riff Raff - could they get a wolf into a zoot suit??? No - they'd CGI that, too.<p>I would like to see Underdog humping some Disney exec's leg.

  • Feb. 14, 2007, 5:20 p.m. CST

    Correction Doc Sin

    by S-Mart shopper

    whatever movie comes out the same weekend is gonna OWN Underdog hardcore!

  • Feb. 14, 2007, 6 p.m. CST

    Captain Caveman

    by Dr Gregory House

    The time has COME!

  • Feb. 14, 2007, 7:01 p.m. CST

    Horrible, horrible, horrible idea...

    by FilmFanatik

    I wish studios would just give up on the idea that talking animals doing extroardinary things just doesn't appeal to a mass audience. Even if Jason Lee does the voice.

  • Feb. 14, 2007, 7:23 p.m. CST

    Where's a Korean when you need one?

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    The United States is the only place for Underdog. Anywhere else would own him/

  • Feb. 14, 2007, 7:34 p.m. CST

    Roguewriter = PLANT

    by the_shogun_gunslinger

    and if not, well i hope your son rides the short bus because my kids think this is the dumbest shit theyve ever seen. my 7 year old daughter actualy rolled her eyes and said these words "why bother"

  • Feb. 14, 2007, 7:41 p.m. CST

    GibsonUSA Returns

    by the_shogun_gunslinger

    so, i take it you have something against koreans. let me guess..youre a sad lonely bastard who likes anime and thinks asian chicks are hot, but despise them because they wont give you the time of day. fuck you asshole and i hope you die cold and alone

  • Feb. 14, 2007, 7:50 p.m. CST

    Greenlight "The Funky Phantom" for 2009!

    by Doctor_Sin

    There ARE zillions of classic cartoon TV shows as of yet not anally defiled by Hollywood. We must not let this stand.

  • Feb. 14, 2007, 8:20 p.m. CST

    If they touch Droopy I'll burn Hollywood to the ground

    by S-Mart shopper

    with a giant magnifying glass:)

  • Feb. 14, 2007, 8:35 p.m. CST

    The big question on everyone's minds, though...

    by Darkman

    Will he be humble AND lovable? Seeing the teaser, I'm kind of reminded of how the studio approached "Inspector Gadget" a ways back. That ended up being something of a guilty pleasure. Maybe it'll happen again. Also, it takes some grapes to appropriate the "Spider-Man 2" trailer music for a film like this.

  • Feb. 15, 2007, 2:22 a.m. CST

    Just got off the phone with Yakky Doodle

    by Doctor_Sin

    He was drunk and said something about "that cocksucker Lantz and his faggot woodpecker" before collapsing in a stupor. I hung up when I heard him snoring.

  • Feb. 15, 2007, 8:06 a.m. CST


    by El Douche

    ...ok, I won't post again...

  • Feb. 15, 2007, 8:20 a.m. CST

    Hey look at the bright side...

    by grendel69

    It cant possibly be worse than Fantastic Four

  • Feb. 15, 2007, 8:50 a.m. CST

    I believe GibsonUSA was referring to kaegogi...

    by Onomaki Forp

    ...a Korean dish believed to have medicinal purposes, but which is not legally considered food in South Korea. Nevertheless, the_shogun_gunslinger is most likely correct in his assumptions.

  • Feb. 15, 2007, 8:52 a.m. CST


    by Onomaki Forp

    Now that would be awesome. I always loved the idea of a hero who became super after putting ON his glasses.

  • Feb. 15, 2007, 9:34 a.m. CST

    I agree with hatespeech about the Disney Page

    by Mr Incredible

    It's annoying and busy as hell. Not that I was expecting cheesecake shots of Raven Symone, but the Underdog crap wasn't worth the torture of that page.

  • Feb. 15, 2007, 10 a.m. CST

    Today's Disney stars will be tomorrow's sexpots

    by Doctor_Sin

    Hannah Montana/That Cyrus Chick will rack up DUIs and Raven Symone will revive the "Black Emmanuelle" franchise. Zack and Cody will be crackheads and one will hold up a liquor store. Tabloids will have a field day and somewhere underneath the Magic Castle at Disneyland, Walt's frozen head will spring to life and cry, screaming "What have they done to my mouse?!?!?"

  • Feb. 15, 2007, 1:15 p.m. CST

    Onomaki Forp

    by the_shogun_gunslinger

    i highly doubt Gibson is smart enough to know of that. i think that he was just bing an ignorant fuck. thanks for the support tho :)

  • Feb. 15, 2007, 1:42 p.m. CST

    "Tommorow's sexpots"

    by Mr Incredible

    Thank you for the good laugh, Doctor_Sin. And the sad thing is that you may be right.