Tuesday, January 16, 2007

UNDERDOG TO THE BIG SCREEN

Also included in the Sneak Peak clip that I posted yesterday is a look at the upcoming Underdog movie that Disney is distributing this summer. It stars Jason Lee as Shoeshine Boy/Underdog and Amy Adams as Sweet Polly Purebred and features a live action dog with CG effects.

I can't say that I am happy with yet another classic cartoon animal character being turned into a live action movie. Dick Tracy makes a fine live action movie, but Scooby-Doo, Garfield and now Underdog should be left on paper where they belong.

Actually, the only redeeming quality to this movie is that Jason Lee will be providing the voice for the canine crusader. Otherwise this movie don't look appealing at all.

Underdog was a part of a marketing campaign in the 60s to sell breakfast cereal to children. King Leonardo, Tennessee Tuxedo and Underdog were among the characters created for the General Mills campaign. The superhero dog, who was an obvious parody of Superman, quickly rose to fame and won the hearts of children all over the world.

Will this live action version do the same for this generation? I'm not betting on it.

3 comments:

coolshades said...

I love movies with dogs in them...so I may go see this one...even though it does look slightly corny :S

toast said...

Did you like all those Air Bud movies?

coolshades said...

LOL no, actually. I watched the first one, and that was enough for me. It was just a bit *too* corny.

I liked Cats and Dogs...that one was cool...