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Marmaduke (2010)

  • Rate: 3.6/10 total 5,762 votes 
  • Genre: Comedy | Family
  • Release Date: 4 June 2010 (USA)
  • Runtime: USA:87 min
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  • IMDb page: Marmaduke (2010)
  • Rate: 3.6/10 total 5,762 votes 
  • Genre: Comedy | Family
  • Release Date: 4 June 2010 (USA)
  • Runtime: USA:87 min
  • Filming Location: Huntington Beach, California, USA
  • Budget: $50,000,000(estimated)
  • Gross: $33,643,461(USA)(12 September 2010)
  • Director: Tom Dey
  • Stars: Owen Wilson, Judy Greer and Lee Pace
  • Original Music By: Christopher Lennertz   
  • Soundtrack: Bounce Back
  • Sound Mix: Dolby
  • Plot Keyword: Great Dane | Based On Comic Strip | Based On TV Series | One Word Title | Animal Name In Title

Writing Credits By:

  • Tim Rasmussen (written by) &
  • Vince Di Meglio (written by)
  • Brad Anderson (comic) and
  • Phil Leeming (comic)

Known Trivia

  • Amanda Seyfried was the first choice for Mazie.
  • Ron Perlman was originally cast as the voice of Chupadogra, but for unknown reasons, Sam Elliott took over the role.
  • In the original comics, Marmaduke never talked.
  • Twin dogs were used for the titular character. No digital enhancements were used other than lip-syncing.

Goofs: Continuity: Phil is driving along the coast with Marmaduke in the back seat. The shoulder belt section of a three-point seat belt is clearly around Phil's shoulder and chest. When Marmaduke complains of a bee, Phil turns to comfort him and the belt is gone. It reappears in the following shot.

Plot: A suburban family moves to a new neighborhood with their large yet lovable Great Dane, who has a tendency to wreak havoc in his own oblivious way. Full summary »  »

Story: Marmaduke, the world's most lovable Great Dane, leaps from comic strip fame (appearing in 600 newspapers in over 20 countries) to big screen stardom in this family comedy event. A suburban family moves to a new neighborhood in Orange County, California with their large yet lovable Great Dane, who has a tendency to wreak havoc in his own oblivious way. But its not all living large for the Duke, who finds that fitting in with his new four-legged friends – and a potential romantic interest – isn't always easy for a super-sized teenage dog. Owen Wilson gives the beloved Great Dane his voice in the film, which also features the voices of Fergie, George Lopez, Emma Stone and Kiefer Sutherland.Written by jck movies  

Synopsis

Synopsis: Marmaduke is a Great Dane living in rural Kansas with a cat named Carlos. His owner, Phil (Lee Pace), works for Bark Organic dog food. Phil is very strict, from Marmaduke’s perspective.

One day, Carlos tells Marmaduke that he overheard Phil saying that they were being transferred to Orange County. They move from Kansas into their new house in California. Phil’s boss, Don Twombly (William H. Macy), has the goal of getting Bark Organic into every Petco store in the country. Phil and Don meet at the dog park to discuss Phil’s assignment an ad campaign to win over Petco. There, Marmaduke meets a beautiful Rough Collie named Jezebel (Fergie), whose boyfriend is Bosco (Kiefer Sutherland), a controlling and violent Beauceron with two Miniature Pinscher minions named Thunder and Lightning (Damon Wayans, Jr. and Marlon Wayans). Bosco intimidates Marmaduke, who does not want to fight.

Marmaduke then meets Mazie (Emma Stone), who develops a crush on Marmaduke. He also meets Giuseppe (Christopher Mintz-Plasse), a Chinese Crested dog who is afraid of everything, and Raisin (Steve Coogan), a highly intelligent but decidedly minute Dachshund. They get together at night and crash a pedigrees-only party thrown by Bosco, only to be scared away by Bosco. Marmaduke then asks Mazie to help him get a girl, whom she presumes is herself but is actually Jezebel.

Marmaduke has Carlos pretend to be lost in the dog park, and the two stage a fight in front of all the other dogs in order to boost Marmaduke’s perceived toughness. Marmaduke then enters a dog surfing contest put together as a promotional stunt by Phil to sway Petco and beats Bosco, who is an established dog-surfing champion. They get into a fight, which appalls the Petco executives.

He then takes Jezebel on Mazie’s dream date, which the latter watches from afar. While the Winslow family are on Don’s boat, Marmaduke throws a party, with most residents of the dog park attending save Mazie, Giuseppe and Raisin. Bosco crashes the party and discovers it was Carlos at the dog park. He then exposes Marmaduke, who loses his pedigree friends. He is left with no friends and a destroyed house. When Phil discovers the house in a wreck, he locks Marmaduke outside for the night. Marmaduke runs away, and leaves Mazie a toy that she had given him earlier. Mazie goes to Marmaduke’s house, and Carlos tells her Marmaduke never returned. She then goes looking for him. Marmaduke in the meantime has met Chupadogra, a wise, elderly English Mastiff (Sam Elliott) who is feared throughout Orange County for presumably killing his owner. In reality, he ran away to lead the pack, but they abandoned him. He has spent the time alone in the woods with nothing but a blanket and his old water bowl, which reads "Buster". Buster/Chupadogra tells Marmaduke to go home and return to his family, and then distracts a dog catcher. Marmaduke leaves, but gets lost.

In the morning, the family discover him missing and begin searching for him. Mazie and the family find him at the same time on the streets, but Mazie falls into the subterranean rainwater conduit after the street below her collapses. Marmaduke jumps in after her and Phil tries to retrieve him, but the fire department tries instead. The fireman saves Mazie, but loses Marmaduke in the raging water. By this time, Phil has been fired for missing the meeting for the last chance with Petco. Phil then runs to the aqueduct that the conduits lead to and finds Marmaduke in the raging waters. He jumps in after him and begs Marmaduke to let go of the branch he’s holding onto and let the waters carry him to Phil. He reluctantly does, and is saved. Several kids get that on video and put it on YouTube. Since it generates almost 700,000 hits, Phil is rehired. Phil then talks about moving back to Kansas, but the entire family wants to stay in California. Marmaduke later confronts the pedigrees, saying that differences shouldn’t matter, that they’re all dogs and should have an equal share of the park. Everyone agrees and turn on Bosco, who leaves, vowing revenge. Meanwhile, a Youtube video of Phil rescuing Marmaduke wins the company the Petco deal and he gets his job back. He and Don are thinking of ideas for commercials. They ask each other about if the dogs could talk to each other, or even dance.

The finale then shows Marmaduke, Jezebel, Mazie, Giuseppe, Raisin, and Buster, among others, dancing and singing "What I Like About You", which turns out to be the commercial. In the end, Marmaduke and Mazie are dating, Marmaduke and Jezebel are friends and all is well.

 

FullCast & Crew

Produced By:

  • Derek Dauchy known as executive producer
  • John Davis known as producer
  • Tom Dey known as producer
  • Tariq Jalil known as executive producer
  • Jeffrey Stott known as executive producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Owen Wilson known as Marmaduke (voice)
  • George known as Marmaduke
  • Spirit known as Marmaduke
  • Emma Stone known as Mazie (voice)
  • Huck known as Mazie
  • George Lopez known as Carlos (voice)
  • Mai Tai known as Carlos
  • Christopher Mintz-Plasse known as Giuseppe (voice)
  • Dolly known as Giuseppe
  • Steve Coogan known as Raisin (voice)
  • Tyler known as Raisin
  • Stacy Ferguson known as Jezebel (voice) (as Fergie)
  • Blake known as Jezebel
  • Kiefer Sutherland known as Bosco (voice)
  • Axel known as Bosco
  • Damon Wayans Jr. known as Thunder (voice)
  • Sandy known as Thunder
  • Marlon Wayans known as Lightning (voice)
  • Bud known as Lightning
  • Sam Elliott known as Chupadogra (voice)
  • Oswald known as Chupadogra
  • Lee Pace known as Phil Winslow
  • Judy Greer known as Debbie Winslow
  • Caroline Sunshine known as Barbara Winslow
  • Finley Jacobsen known as Brian Winslow
  • Mandy Haines known as Sarah Winslow
  • Milana Haines known as Sarah Winslow
  • David Walliams known as Anton Harrison
  • William H. Macy known as Don Twombly
  • Glenn McCuen known as Bodie
  • Frank Topol known as Buff Owner
  • Graylen Cameron known as Giant Teenage Boy
  • Alex Rockhill known as Dog Catcher
  • Cameron Cowles known as Skater Boy #1
  • John Daily known as Skater Boy #2
  • Tyler Abiew known as Skater Boy #3
  • Heather Doerksen known as Jessica
  • Ash Lee known as Male Executive (as Ashley Liu)
  • Madison Desjarlais known as Brunette Girl
  • Erin Kerr known as Redhead Girl
  • Nicole Muñoz known as 3rd OC Girl (as Nicole Munoz)
  • Christopher Attadia known as Jock
  • Jason Bryden known as Man on Bench
  • Raugi Yu known as Drama Trainer
  • Izaak Smith known as Basketball Captain
  • Keith Dallas known as Emergency Road Worker (as Keith Blackman Dallas)
  • P.J. Prinsloo known as Lead Fireman (as Peter-John Prinsloo)
  • Colin Decker known as Fireman
  • Charles Jarman known as Fireman
  • Garvin Cross known as Fireman
  • Chris Bradford known as Fireman
  • Graham MacDonald known as Orange County Policeman
  • David Stanfield known as Announcer
  • Randall Montgomery known as Sweater Dog (voice)
  • Hope Levy known as Afghan #1 (voice)
  • Anjelah N. Johnson known as Afghan #2 (voice)
  • Devon Werkheiser known as Drama Dog #1 / Shroom Dog #2 / Golden Dog / Cocker Spaniel (voice)
  • Chris Colfer known as Drama Dog #2 (voice)
  • David Z. Price known as Shroom Dog #1 / Beach Dog #1 / Party Dog #2 / Beagle (voice)
  • Hudson Thames known as Delinquent Dog (voice)
  • Francisco Ramos known as Purse Dog #1 (voice)
  • Bernardo de Paula known as Purse Dog #2 (voice) (as Bernardo De Paula)
  • Eddie 'Piolin' Sotelo known as Purse Dog #3 (voice)
  • Todd Glass known as Doberman / Shasta (voice)
  • Ryan Devlin known as Beach Dog #2 (voice)
  • Jeffrey Garcia known as Beach Dog #3 (voice) (as Jeff Garcia)
  • King Kedar known as Surfing Award Dog / Beach Dog #4 (voice) (as King 'Ab' Kedar)
  • Liza Lapira known as Party Dog #1 (voice)
  • Jack McGee known as Dalmatian (voice)
  • Josh Gad known as Bandana Dog (voice)
  • Sydney Imbeau known as Little Girl (uncredited)

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Supporting Department

Makeup Department:
  • Jenny Amberson known as assistant hair stylist
  • Karen Asano-Myers known as department head hair: Los Angeles
  • Megan Davies known as assistant makeup artist (as Megan Harkness)
  • David DeLeon known as key makeup artist: Los Angeles (as David De Leon)
  • Céline Godeau known as special makeup effects artist
  • Monica Huppert known as makeup artist
  • Todd McIntosh known as makeup department head: Los Angeles
  • Shelagh McIvor known as animal effects fabricator
  • Michael Nickiforek known as animal effects fabricator
  • Rose Ordile known as animal colorist
  • Robert A. Pandini known as hair stylist (as Robert Pandini)
  • Bill Terezakis known as makeup effects
  • Bill Terezakis known as prosthetic makeup artist
  • Marc Boyle known as hair stylist: Los Angeles (uncredited)

Art Department:

  • Cal Barnett known as best boy greens
  • Jerry Bingham known as illustrations
  • Peter Bodnarus known as assistant art director
  • Jim Bruder known as lead carpenter
  • Graham Brunskill known as stand-by carpenter
  • Scott Buckwald known as property master: Los Angeles
  • Allan Burdett known as construction foreman (as Alan D. Burdett)
  • Ingrid Burgstaller known as set decoration buyer
  • Charlie Campbell known as lead carpenter
  • Tony Castagnola known as greensman: Los Angeles
  • Jason Claridge known as paint coordinator
  • Ron Clifford known as construction foreman (as Ronald W. Clifford)
  • Darrin Denlinger known as storyboard artist
  • James Doh known as storyboard artist
  • Jacqui Dudeck known as art department coordinator
  • Melissa Dutchak known as on-set dresser (as Melissa Mordon-Dutchak)
  • R.D. 'Luther' Fairbairn known as property master
  • Andy Flores known as stand-by painter: Los Angeles
  • Mark Francis known as assistant property master
  • Liz Goldwyn known as set designer
  • Paul Grinnell known as modelmaker
  • David Hadaway known as set designer
  • Michael Hall known as leadman (as Michael J.P. Hall)
  • Ray Harvie known as storyboard artist
  • Craig Henderson known as construction coordinator
  • Tim Higgins known as on-set dresser
  • Sally Hudson known as illustrator
  • Rob Jensen known as illustrator
  • Aaron Jordan known as head sculptor
  • Michael Jovanovski known as leadman (as Michael Jovonovski)
  • Jennifer Kidd known as art department assistant
  • Jeffrey Kushon known as set decorator: Los Angeles (as Jeffrey A. Kushon)
  • Lisa Leung known as art department coordinator
  • Wendy McAllister known as storyboard artist (segments)
  • Martin L. Mercer known as storyboard artist
  • J.J. Mestinsek known as paint foreman
  • Gary Myers known as art director: Los Angeles
  • Charles Newson known as assistant property master
  • Mark Richardson known as property assistant: Los Angeles
  • Vincent Eric Roberge known as scenic carpenter
  • Tom Robertson known as stand-by painter
  • Ann Rowley known as set dresser
  • Kelly Santbergen known as set decoration coordinator
  • Mike Shaugnessy known as lead carpenter
  • Steve Sickle known as greensman: reshoots
  • Faye Thorp known as assistant set decorator
  • Kevin Tomecek known as construction buyer
  • Joel Turner known as head greensman
  • Ron Turner known as illustrator
  • Jason Vanover known as key greensman: reshoots
  • Joe Wolkosky known as set designer (as Joe Wolkowsky)

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Company

Production Companies:

  • Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation (as Twentieth Century Fox) (presents)
  • Regency Enterprises (presents)
  • Davis Entertainment (as Davis Entertainment Company)
  • Dune Entertainment (made in association with)
  • Intrigue

Other Companies:

  • United Feature Syndicate (UFS)  distributed by: "Marmaduke" comic
  • Birds & Animals Unlimited  animals provided by
  • 911 Filmcars  picture vehicle supplier
  • ABS Payroll & Production Accounting Services  payroll services
  • Central Casting  extras casting
  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  camera dollies
  • Chef Robért Catering  caterer: Los Angeles (as Chef Robert)
  • EFilm  digital intermediate
  • Eastwood Scoring Stage  score recorded at (as Eastwood Scoring Stage, Warner Bros. Studios)
  • Gallagher Entertainment  insurance (uncredited)
  • Go For Locations  locations website hosting
  • Intelligent Media  international monitoring agency
  • Newman Scoring Stage, Twentieth Century Fox Studios, The  score recorded at (as The Newman Stage, Twentieth Century Fox)
  • Paramount Production Support  dollies provided by
  • Paramount Production Support  grip and lighting equipment provided by
  • Premier Entertainment Services of Canada  product placement
  • ROK!T  main and end titles (as ROK!T Studio)
  • Rockbottom Rentals  walkie rentals
  • Rok!t Studio  main and end titles
  • Simpco Camera Support  libra head provided by
  • Telescopic Camera Crane  Technocrane provided by (as Telescopic Camera Cranes)
  • Truffles Catering Group  caterer (as Truffles Fine Foods)
  • Twentieth Century-Fox Studios, Hollywood  post production facilities provided by (as Twentieth Century Fox Studios)
  • Varèse Sarabande  soundtrack
  • Village Recorder, The  score mixed at
  • Village Recorder, The  score recorded at
  • Warner Bros. Eastwood Scoring Stage  score recorded at (as Eastwood Scoring Stage, Warner Brothers Studios)

Distributors:

  • 20th Century Fox Netherlands (2010) (Netherlands) (theatrical) (through Warner Bros.)
  • 20th Century Fox (2010) (Belgium) (theatrical)
  • 20th Century Fox (2010) (France) (theatrical)
  • 20th Century Fox (2010) (Singapore) (theatrical)
  • 20th Century Fox de Argentina (2010) (Argentina) (theatrical)
  • Castello Lopes Multimédia (2010) (Portugal) (theatrical)
  • Odeon (2010) (Greece) (theatrical)
  • Twentieth Century Fox C.I.S. (2010) (Russia) (theatrical)
  • Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation (2010) (USA) (theatrical)
  • Warner Bros. (2010) (Netherlands) (theatrical) (through)
  • 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment (2010) (USA) (DVD)
  • 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment (2010) (USA) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
  • FS Film Oy (2010) (Finland) (all media)
  • Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment (2010) (Netherlands) (DVD)
  • Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment (2010) (Netherlands) (DVD) (Blu-ray)

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Other Stuff

Special Effects:

  • Cinesite (visual effects and animation) (as Cinesite [Europe] Ltd)
  • Rhythm and Hues (visual effects and animation) (as Rhythm & Hues Studios)
  • CIS Vancouver (additional animation) (additional visual effects by)
  • Hydraulx (visual effects by) (as [hy*drau*lx])
  • CosFX (visual effects by) (as Cos FX Films)
  • Image Engine Design (additional visual effects by) (as Image Asylum)

Visual Effects by:

  • Beverly Abbott known as CG production manager: Rhythm & Hues
  • Ian Abbott known as technical assistant: Cinesite
  • Abubakar Abrar known as digital compositor
  • Alberto Abril known as animator
  • Eric Acsell known as digital compositor
  • Simon Ager known as compositor
  • Ashwin Agrawal known as visual effects coordinator
  • Tanseer Ahmed known as lead animator: Rhythm and Hues
  • Blondel Aidoo known as visual effects producer
  • Shish Aikat known as education manager, Rhythm & Hues
  • Axel Akesson known as cg supervisor: Cinesite
  • Wlad Akhtyrsky known as compositor: Cinesite
  • Erik Akutagawa known as digital image resources supervisor
  • Lee Allan known as digital compositor: CIS Vancouver
  • Simon J. Allen known as compositor: Cinesite
  • Paul Amiras known as technical assistant: Cinesite
  • Alden Anderson known as visual effects
  • Samir Ansari known as lighting td: Cinesite
  • Christopher Antoniou known as modeller: Cinesite
  • Mohammed Anuz known as digital artist (modeling technical director)
  • Mayumi Arakaki known as digital producer
  • Oliver Armstrong known as compositor
  • Isabel Auphan known as character animator: Cinesite
  • Jennifer Avery known as visual effects coordinator
  • Dan Ayling known as matchmove artist
  • Michael Backauskas known as visual effects editor: Rhythm & Hues
  • Jen Bahan known as rigger
  • Randall Bahnsen known as technical animation supervisor: Rhythm & Hues
  • Graeme Baitz known as digital compositor: CIS Vancouver
  • Dimitri Bakalov known as character animator: Cinesite
  • Abu Bakar known as junior compositor: cinesite
  • Dave Bannister known as digital compositor
  • Keith Barton known as technical assistant: Cinesite
  • Sabina Bejasa-Dimmock known as matchmove artist: cinesite
  • Richard A.M. Bell known as lighting technical director: Cinesite
  • Jason Bettinger known as render i/o coordinator
  • Dane Bettis known as pipeline technical director
  • Jeetendra G. Bhagtani known as animation lead: Rhythm and Hues, India
  • Avinash Bhandary known as digital roto/paint artist
  • Davina Bilow known as digital compositor
  • Peter Blackburn known as paint/roto artist
  • Adam Blank known as matchmove supervisor: Rhythm & Hues
  • Mawusime Blewuada known as matchmove artist: Cinesite
  • Amanda Bone known as texture artist
  • Nicholas Boughen known as visual effects supervisor: CIS Vancouver
  • John Bowers known as compositor
  • Matt Boyer known as matchmove artist
  • Richard Boyle known as character rigging artist: Cinesite
  • Margeaux Britz known as visual effects editor: cinesite
  • Kenneth Quinn Brown known as visual effects: Hydraulx (as Kenneth Brown)
  • Sule Bryan known as compositor: Cinesite
  • Marc Bryant known as lead effects technical director
  • Simon Bunker known as research and development: Cinesite
  • Roisin Byrne known as production accountant: Cinesite
  • Kevin Campbell known as visual effects
  • Daniela Campos Little known as matchmove artist: Cinesite
  • Tom Capizzi known as digital artist
  • Merlin Carroll known as rotoscope artist
  • M.B. Chaitanya known as visual effects artist
  • Jessi Chang known as texture painter
  • Tamar Chatterjee known as fx / lighting td
  • Lee Chidwick known as visual effects coordinator: Cinesite
  • Kunal Chindarkar known as compositor: Rhythm & Hues Studios
  • Jeremy Chinn known as modeling lead: Rythm & Hues
  • Vikas Chirate known as senior systems administrator
  • Sandesh Chonkar known as modeler: Rhythm & Hues, India
  • Martin Ciastko known as compositor: Cinesite
  • Patrick Clancey known as digital opticals
  • Peter Clayton known as character animator: Cinesite
  • Sam Clementson known as bidding producer: Cinesite
  • Chris Clough known as technical assistant: Cinesite
  • Angela Cole known as modeller: Cinesite
  • Ross Colgan known as data operator: Cinesite
  • Andrew M. Collins known as matchmove artist
  • Daniel Aristoteles Collins known as systems/operations: Rhythm & Hues
  • Buckley Collum known as cg supervisor: Hydraulx
  • Emanuele Comotti known as digital compositor: Cinesite
  • Cynthia Conel known as visual effects assistant editor
  • Paul Connaughton known as matchmove artist: cinesite
  • Matt Conway known as matte painter
  • Cameron Coombs known as compositor
  • Krystal Cooper known as render i/o coordinator
  • Loraine Cooper known as compositor
  • Laurent Cordier known as modeller: Cinesite
  • Cleber Coutinho known as technical assistant: Cinesite
  • Ana Marie Cruz known as visual effects coordinator
  • Matthew D'Angibau known as matchmove artist: Cinesite
  • Umesh Dalvi known as lead lighting/rendering technical director: Rhythm & Hues, India.
  • Rajdeep Dandekar known as digital compositor (2010)
  • Gopal Dave known as character animator: Cinesite
  • Jose L. De Juan known as digital artist
  • Kunal Desai known as technical assistant: Cinesite
  • Nikhil Deshmukh known as animator
  • Santosh Kumar Dey known as matchmove artist
  • Chrysta Dieterly known as digital lighter
  • Mike Diltz known as digital compositor: CIS Vancouver
  • Manasa Divya known as matchmove artist
  • Adam Dorner known as technical animator: Rhythm and Hues
  • George Douglas known as junior compositor: Cinesite
  • Julien Ducenne known as digital compositor: Cinesite
  • Debora Dunphy known as compositing supervisor: CIS Vancouver
  • Joseph Dymond known as digital compositor: cinesite
  • Jason Edwards known as modeller: Cinesite
  • Chris Elson known as compositor: Cinesite
  • Guy Elson known as compositor: Cinesite
  • Catherine Elvidge known as senior animator: Cinesite
  • Nicholas Elwell known as visual effects coordinator: Hydraulx
  • Jared Embley known as rigger: Cinesite
  • Tony Etienne known as lighting supervisor: Rhythm & Hues
  • Kim Evans known as visual effects production manager: Rhythm & Hues
  • Rich Fallat known as texture lead & look development: Rhythm & Hues
  • Alyssa Feener known as visual effects assistant coordinator (as Alyssa L. Feener)
  • Colbert Fennelly known as layout supervisor
  • Andrew Fensom known as compositor: Cinesite
  • Peter Fiala known as visual effects artist
  • Igor Fiorentini known as digital compositor
  • Kevin Fitzgerald known as technical assistant: Cinesite
  • James D. Fleming known as senior compositor: Cinesite
  • Anna Ford known as bidding producer: Cinesite
  • Matt Foster known as compositor: Cinesite
  • Cosatti Francesco known as junior compositor: Cinesite
  • Amanda Freeburn known as visual effects coordinator: Cinesite
  • Wesley Froud known as production assistant
  • Jack Fulmer known as look development supervisor
  • Martin Gabriel known as visual effects producer: Cinesite
  • Nicole Galaz known as render coordinator
  • Richard Garnish known as technical assistant: Cinesite
  • Caroline Garrett known as cg manager: Cinesite
  • Demitre Garza known as digital artist
  • Nikos Gatos known as lighting technical director: Cinesite
  • Erick Geisler known as visual effects producer
  • Robert Geisler known as visual effects (2009)
  • Thomaskutty George known as lead lighting td: Rhythm & Hues
  • Chad Goei known as digital compositor
  • Dianne Gordon known as data operations manager: Cinesite
  • Karim Gouyette known as character animator: Cinesite
  • Don Greenberg known as digital compositor
  • Aaron Grey known as technical animation lead
  • Jon Grinberg known as visual effects editor: Hydraulx
  • Joshua Grow known as 3d coordinator: Hydraulx
  • Sandra Guarda known as character animator: Cinesite
  • Miguel A. Guerrero known as modeling supervisor: Hydraulx
  • Brian Hajek known as digital compositor
  • Bruno Hajnal known as lighting artist: Cinesite
  • Betsy Asher Hall known as look development: Rhythm & Hues
  • Karen Halliwell known as character rigging artist: Cinesite
  • Tiana Harper known as senior coordinator
  • Anthony Harris known as color timing supervisor
  • Bruce Harris known as digital compositor: Cinesite London
  • Drew Harrison known as texture painter
  • Peter Hart known as matchmove lead: CIS Vancouver
  • Clive Haward known as technical assistant: Cinesite
  • Steve Hawken known as digital compositor
  • Richard Helliwell known as technical assistant: Cinesite
  • Sandro Henriques known as compositor: Cinesite
  • Phil Holland known as digital imaging specialist
  • Alice Holme known as character animator: Cinesite
  • Rudi Holzapfel known as senior compositor: Cinesite London
  • Mark Hopper known as roto artist
  • Dave Horowitz known as digital artist
  • Jamie Huey known as look development: Rhythm & Hues
  • Angela Hunt known as visual effects producer: Cinesite
  • Peter Hunt known as technical director: CIS Vancouver
  • Nathan Hurlburt known as digital compositor
  • Marc Hutchings known as Compositor: Cinesite
  • Jan Huybrechs known as 3D scanning: Eyetronics
  • Sean Hyun-In Lee known as senior digital compositor: Rhythm & Hues
  • Vinita Iyer known as (lighting techical director: Rhythm & Hues Studio, India )
  • Zave Jackson known as 2D supervisor: Cinesite
  • Neh Jaiswal known as digital production coordinator: Rhythm and Hues
  • Jimmy Jewell known as sequence supervisor
  • Mabel John known as modeller: Rhythm and Hues Studios
  • Matt Johnson known as visual effects supervisor: Cinesite
  • Walt Jones known as water lighting supervisor
  • Guillaume Julien known as modeller: Cinesite
  • Hyun Chul Jung known as animator
  • Mack Kablan known as animator
  • Snehal Kanchan known as production coordinator: Rhythm and Hues
  • Marky Kang known as roto artist
  • Reeja Karrai known as lighting td: Rhythm & Hues
  • John Kay known as character animator: Cinesite
  • Matthew Kee known as matchmove technical director: Rhythm & Hues
  • Asim Khan known as lighting artist: Cinesite
  • Sam Kim known as digital compositor
  • Tom Kimberley known as compositor
  • Steve Kimbrey known as matchmove artist
  • Daniel Kmet known as character animator: Cinesite
  • Alex Ko known as character rigger: Rhythm & Hues
  • Eric A. Kohler known as visual effects coordinator: Hydraulx
  • Sylvia Kratzsch known as lighting technical director: Cinesite
  • Louis Kreusel known as render i/o coordinator: Rhythm & Hues
  • Varun Krishnan known as technical animator: Rhythm & Hues Studios
  • Matt La Brooy known as matchmove technical director: Rhythm & Hues
  • Yogesh Lakhani known as lighter/compositor: Rhythm & Hues Studios
  • Harry Lam known as sequence supervisor
  • David Lamps known as render i/o coordinator: Rhythm & Hues Studios
  • Dilesh Lamsal known as lighting td: Rhythm and Hues
  • Pedro Lara known as digital compositor: cinesite
  • Sherwyn Lawrence known as prep artist
  • Andrew Lawson known as matchmove artist: Cinesite
  • Christopher Learmonth known as visual effects editor: Cinesite
  • Kim LeBrane known as cg coordinator: Hydraulx
  • Paul Lee known as character animator: Cinesite
  • Sun Lee known as senior matte painter: Hydraulx
  • Danny Lei known as modeler: Rhythm & Hues
  • Janek Lender known as character animator: Cinesite
  • Rahul Robert Lewis known as animation layout technical director
  • Andrew Lewitin known as visual effects
  • Daniel Lindsey known as rigging supervisor: Rhythm & Hues
  • Amy Lloyd known as lead matchmove artist
  • Ken Locsmandi known as visual effects
  • Blaine Lougheed known as data wrangler: on-set
  • Craig Lyn known as visual effects supervisor
  • Natalie MacDonald known as senior compositor: Cinesite London
  • Richard Mahon known as visual effects art director
  • Nikki Makar known as effects technical director: Rhythm & Hues
  • Varun Malhotra known as lead lighting technical director
  • Joe Mancewicz known as character rigging supervisor
  • Vangala Manoj known as modeler
  • William H.D. Marlett known as visual effects coordinator
  • Edward Martin known as visual effects production assistant
  • Dan Mayer known as visual effects
  • Robert McDougall known as technical assistant: Cinesite
  • Fergal McGivney known as technical assistant: Cinesite
  • Nakia McGlynn known as lighting artist: Cinesite
  • Jan Meade known as senior visual effects coordinator: Cinesite
  • Michael Meagher known as visual effects executive producer
  • Jay Mehta known as digital compositor
  • Sarah Micallef known as visual effects line producer: Cinesite
  • Quentin Miles known as character animator: Cinesite
  • Brandon Miletta known as visual effects artist
  • Rebecca Miller known as matchmove artist: Cinesite
  • Steven Miller known as Flame artist: Hydraulx
  • Sheila Molnar known as compositor
  • Shawn Monaghan known as lead compositor
  • Rebecca Moores known as production accountant: Cinesite
  • Meg Morris known as matchmove supervisor: Rhythm & Hues
  • Nancy Mott known as executive visual effects producer: CIS Vancouver
  • Adriano Mulè known as compositor
  • Ram Mohan Nadam Reddy known as digital compositor
  • Emmi Nakagawa known as texture artist
  • Roger Nall known as visual effects artist
  • Rishikesh Nandlaskar known as modeler
  • Jonathan Neill known as cg sequence supervisor: Cinesite
  • Helen Newby known as compositing supervisor: Cinesite
  • Sebastian Ng known as digital coordinator: Rhythm & Hues (as Sebastian Ng Xueqian)
  • Blake Nickle known as look development coordinator
  • Blake Nickle known as sequence coordinator
  • Gustaf Nilsson known as digital compositor: Cinesite
  • Gary Nolin known as visual effects producer: Rhythm & Hues
  • Sarah Norton known as compositor: Cinesite
  • Marion Nove-Josserand known as lighting artist: Cinesite
  • Shyam Prasad Chowdhary Nunna known as digital compositor: Rhythm & Hues
  • Robert Nzengou-Tayo known as matchmove artist
  • Carl O'Dell known as technical assistant: Cinesite
  • Mike O'Neal known as visual effects supervisor: Rhythm & Hues
  • Martin Ofori known as compositor: Cinesite
  • Artemis Oikonomopoulou known as cg sequence supervisor: Cinesite
  • Mark Osborne known as lighting technical director
  • Melina Sydney Padua known as character animator: Cinesite
  • Sijo Pappachan known as pipeline setup
  • Elam Parithi known as lead compositor: Rhythm & Hues
  • Jim Parsons known as visual effects artist
  • Sanjit Patel known as software engineer
  • Mitch Paulson known as digital colorist: EFilm
  • Joe Pavlo known as visual effects artist
  • Chris Payne known as digital compositor
  • Tom Pegg known as compositor: Cinesite
  • Venetia Penna known as compositor: Cinesite
  • Aymeric Perceval known as digital compositor: Cinesite
  • Chris Perschky known as technical assistant: Cinesite
  • Sheetal Petkar known as lighting technical director
  • Daniel Pettipher known as facility production manager: Cinesite
  • Joe Phoebus known as effects technical director: Rhythm & Hues Studios
  • Jaikumar Pillay known as effects and lighting technical director: Rhythm & Hues Studios, India
  • Caroline Pires known as digital compositor
  • Alex Poei known as animator
  • Matthieu Poirey known as character animator: Cinesite
  • John Polyson known as visual effects editor: Hydraulx
  • James Porter known as matchmove artist
  • Tushar Prakashan known as technical animator
  • Scott Puckett known as visual effects coordinator
  • Jason Quintana known as technical animator: Rhythm & Hues
  • Siddharthan Raman known as background prep artist
  • Nachiarkovil Durairaj Rangesh known as matchmove technical director: rhythm and hues
  • Sanjay Rao known as matchmove lead: Rhythm & Hues
  • Yogaraj Ravi known as matchmove artist
  • Suryapal Rawat known as digital compositor: Rhythm & Hues Studios
  • David Richardson known as technical assistant: Cinesite
  • Carrie Rishel known as visual effects line producer: Cinesite
  • Gillian Roberts known as bidding producer: Cinesite
  • Keith Roberts known as animation supervisor
  • Peter Robertshaw known as technical assistant: Cinesite
  • Duncan Rodger known as production accountant: Cinesite
  • Gabriel G. Roy known as compositor: Cinesite
  • Leigh Russell known as character texturer: Cinesite
  • Leigh Russell known as texture artist
  • Yury Sakovich known as technical animator
  • Mayur Samant known as technical animator: Rhythm & Hues Studios
  • Vikram Sanghai known as paint & roto artist
  • Vishal Sanghani known as scene lighter
  • Ajay Sapkale known as lighting td: Rhythm & Hues
  • Alexander Savenko known as pipeline supervisor: Cinesite
  • Yogesh Sawant known as lighting techical director: Rhythm & Hues Studio
  • Florian Schuck known as compositor: Cinesite
  • Michele Sciolette known as pipeline supervisor: Cinesite
  • James Sellers known as matchmove artist: Cinesite
  • Vijay Selvam known as digital compositor: Rhythm & Hues Studios
  • Seshaprasad known as head of digital production: Rhythm & Hues India
  • Gianfranco Sgura known as compositor: Cinesite
  • Nishet Shah known as technical assistant: Cinesite
  • Tamar Shaham known as visual effects coordinator: CosFX
  • Amit Sharma known as lead compositor
  • Neha Sharma known as digital production coordinator
  • Shreya Shetty known as texture painter
  • Drew Shields known as CG artist: CIS Vancouver
  • Jeremy Shuback known as digital artist
  • Naveen Shukla known as compositor
  • Murugan Siju known as lead roto/prep artist
  • Arjun Singh known as rotoscope/background prep artist: Rhythm & Hues
  • Shuchi Singhal known as animator
  • John Sissen known as senior camera td: Cinesite
  • Ronald Siy known as visual effects
  • Craig Slagel known as educator: Rhythm & Hues
  • Alex Smith known as compositor: Cinesite
  • Brad Smith known as render i/o administrator
  • Danny Smith known as technical assistant: Cinesite
  • Peter Smith known as character animator: Cinesite
  • Steve Smith known as technical assistant: Cinesite
  • Robert Snyder known as compositor
  • Jason Solberg known as visual effects editor
  • Arpit Soni known as digital production coordinator: Rhythm and Hues Studios
  • Liam Spencer known as production support
  • Ross Stansfield known as technical assistant: Cinesite
  • Julie Stark known as lead digital compositing artist
  • Rob Stauffer known as lead effects technical director
  • Davi Stein known as compositor: Cinesite
  • Marc Stevenson known as lead animator
  • Sean Stortroen known as visual effects coordinator: Rhythm & Hues
  • Mark Sum known as visual effects coordinator: Cinesite
  • Radhakrishnan Sundararaj known as digital artist
  • Craig Talmy known as senior animation supervisor: Rhythm & Hues
  • Mahmood Tariq known as lighting technical director: Rhythm & Hues
  • Ben Taylor known as render i/o coordinator
  • Sawan Thakrar known as matchmove artist: Cinesite
  • Nicholas Theisen known as digital imaging resources
  • Mimi Thian known as matchmove artist
  • Curtis Tsai known as visual effects coordinator: CIS Vancouver
  • Yuki Uehara known as rotoscope artist
  • Trevor Undi known as production assistant: on-set
  • Priyanshu Uniyal known as lighting technical director: Rhythm and Hues
  • Devin Uzan known as digital compositor
  • Richard Van Cleave Jr. known as lead technical animator: Rhythm & Hues
  • Nico Van den Bosch known as digital supervisor: Rhythm & Hues
  • Courtney Vanderslice known as visual effects executive producer: Cinesite
  • Fani Vassiadi known as compositor: Cinesite
  • Victor M. Vazquez known as pipeline supervisor
  • Rakesh Venugopalan known as lead prep/roto artist: Rhythm and Hues India
  • Parikh Vishal known as look dev artist
  • Holger Voss known as research and development: Cinesite
  • Tomas Wall known as compositor: Cinesite
  • Mark Wallman known as modeller: Cinesite
  • Karen Wand known as compositor: Cinesite
  • Ollie Weigall known as compositor: Cinesite
  • Kevin Wheatley known as research and development: Cinesite
  • Cameron Widen known as previsualization supervisor: Image Engine
  • Royston Willcocks known as modelling supervisor: Cinesite
  • Alexander Williams known as animation supervisor: Cinesite
  • Owen Williams known as junior compositor: Cinesite
  • Derek Winslow known as matte painter: Hydraulx
  • Steven D. Wolff known as compositor
  • Bruce Woloshyn known as digital compositing artist
  • Christian Wood known as digital compositor
  • Jamie Wood known as digital compositor
  • Kai Woytke known as compositor: Cinesite
  • Noel Wright known as compositor
  • Day Yargici known as compositor: Cinesite
  • Aviv Yaron known as research and development: Cinesite
  • Sagar Zade known as modeling technical director
  • Brandy Zumkley known as digital compositor
  • Abd Rahim Nazri known as matchmove td: Rhythm & Hues Studios (uncredited)
  • Yuki Sugimoto known as matchmove technical director: Rhythm & Hues (uncredited)

Release Date:

  • Argentina 27 May 2010
  • Mexico 28 May 2010
  • Belarus 3 June 2010
  • Kazakhstan 3 June 2010
  • Malaysia 3 June 2010
  • Peru 3 June 2010
  • Russia 3 June 2010
  • Singapore 3 June 2010
  • Brazil 4 June 2010
  • Canada 4 June 2010
  • Philippines 4 June 2010
  • USA 4 June 2010
  • Hungary 10 June 2010
  • Portugal 17 June 2010
  • Georgia 18 June 2010
  • Spain 18 June 2010
  • Germany 15 July 2010
  • Switzerland 15 July 2010 (German speaking region)
  • Austria 16 July 2010
  • Norway 23 July 2010
  • Denmark 29 July 2010
  • Finland 30 July 2010
  • Iceland 6 August 2010
  • Netherlands 11 August 2010
  • Italy 13 August 2010
  • Belgium 18 August 2010
  • France 18 August 2010
  • Ireland 18 August 2010
  • Switzerland 18 August 2010 (French speaking region)
  • UK 18 August 2010
  • Greece 2 September 2010
  • Poland 3 September 2010
  • Romania 10 September 2010
  • Sweden 17 September 2010
  • Australia 15 December 2010 (Blu-ray premiere)

MPAA: Rated PG for some rude humor and language

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Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database


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10 Comments

  1. Futurama_Freak (nogogonogo@hotmail.com) from United States
    29 Mar 2012, 7:49 pm

    Some guy was giving out tickets to a test screening of this abominationto mankind, and I decided "Eh, free film and I always liked Marmaduke".Well, I was wrong. This film is a physically painful experience. Thisfilm consists of the BAD jokes from Marley & Me. The difference is,Marley & Me was touching and funny and cute. This is horrible. No morewords to fit this. HORRIBLE! The horrible scene that sticks out themost is the dancing dogs sequence that features a ton of dogs dancingaround to music in a park. I just saw a preview for this film on TV,and the song "Tik Tok" was playing during it. Tik Tok, during a dogfilm commercial. The writing is horrible, the acting is horrible, theeffects are horrible, the jokes are horrible, the music is horrible,EVERY SINGLE LAST THING IS HORRIBLE!

    I did not apply a rating to this review as 1 is too good for this.

    EDIT: Under pressure from somebody, I watched the film in theaters tosee if anything was different. I was wrong… IT WAS EVEN WORSE!

  2. thesubstream from Canada
    29 Mar 2012, 7:49 pm

    The funniest joke in the long-awaited live-action/CGI adaptation ofeveryone's second-least favourite comic strip Marmaduke is actuallyintentional, which is kind of impressive. Of course, it's not funny inthe way that the filmmakers intended it to be funny so that's too bad Iguess but it is actually a joke that is actually funny. Some connectionhad been made, through the layers of awful script and boring stagingand legitimately creepy CGI. They intended to make me laugh, when theyhad the mean dog Bosco call out our Owen-Wilson-voiced hero in themiddle of the hero's crowning moment, a big raucous "O.C. rager" of aparty, icing our dog out with a growled, "Marmaduke? More like…Marmafake." And they did.

    I laughed, I admit it. Marmapuke, Marmapoop, Marmadreck… there's a lotof ways the screenwriters could have gone, and they chose Marmafake,which…well dog-gone it, it doesn't even rhyme. Notes: I also laughedwhen the filmmakers, seeking to set the tone after Marmaduke & family'sbig cross-country move to the O.C. from Kansas so the dad (Lee Pace)could work for a dog-food company with a mean boss (William H. Macy,for some inexplicable reason) by mixing "California" by Phantom Planetalmost directly into "California Love" by 2Pac. I assume they'd spentall the soundtrack licensing money by that point, because they left out"California" by Belinda Carlisle and "California" by John Mayall and"California" by Joni Mitchell and "Going back to Cali(fornia)" by L.L.Cool J and "Hotel California" by the Eagles. Too bad.

    Anyway Marmaduke is, we're told, a big, gangly goofy dog played by twoor more real dogs in the film, that talks with a creepy CGI animatedmouth. I'm pretty sure, at least, that they used more than one dogbecause sometimes Marmaduke has a big, dangly pair of testicles, andsometimes he doesn't, which is obviously problematic and I startedthinking, while on-screen Marmaduke was having another interminabledialogue session with some other dog about something that to sobrazenly, as filmmakers, use dogs with varying levels oftesticle-havingness is kind of bold, almost as if they're saying "Yeah,sometimes 'duke's got nuts and sometimes he doesn't. We don't care,because nobody will notice, and if they do notice, it's because you'rea perverted weirdo who both looks at and notes dog's nuts." Which leftme feeling vaguely insulted, and terribly aggrieved.

    So Marmaduke has some friends that are dogs and some enemies, and hemakes some mistakes and eventually gets sad and runs away from hisfamily and his haughty girlfriend, voiced by Fergie from the Black-EyedPeas, who is actually a better voice actor than she is a singer.Marmaduke then falls into a sink-hole along with another funny-lookingbut faithful and nice dog (voice of Emma Stone) and then or perhapsbefore then there is a dog-surfing championship and everything is fine,even the sub-plots about 'duke's dad's mean boss and his kid that hatessoccer.

    Kids might like it, but I doubt it, as aside from being creepy andawkward and really poorly plotted it's just… dull. One of the firstthing they teach you in screen writing school is "show, don't tell",that expository dialogue is a no-no and narrators all the more so. Butdogs can't really act, and they don't really do anything except runaround and eat sandwiches so for the film to have a narrative structurethe dogs have to talk, a lot, explaining everything, and because dogsdon't drive or frame houses or fold clothes they talk while just…standing there looking around. It's hellaciously boring, but probablyunavoidable as Marmaduke is clearly an intellectual property that fanshave literally been screeching and rending their clothes to see broughtto the big screen and given the ol' Hollywood treatment.

    I don't have anything more to say about Marmaduke. 2/10

  3. sampsoninc916 from Kennesaw, GA
    29 Mar 2012, 7:49 pm

    Every now and then, a movie comes out that critics, general audiences,and social network users love to pick on. Furry Vengeance came out inApril of this year, receiving bad reviews and performing badly at thebox office because it was unappealing to moviegoers. Now we haveanother one of those flicks, and low and behold, it's in the samecategory. Talking animals, and an attempt to be family friendly, butinstead looks poorly not-so family friendly. When I first heard aboutthe flick, I thought it would be just humans talking and trying to helpand protect animals through bad circumstances, something I would do ifI made a movie. But then the front page said "featuring the voice ofOwen Wilson", and I thought, uh-oh, another talking animal movie. Iwatched the trailer, and it threw at me all the stock clichés, comedicpauses, rated PG, men rejected by women even for heroic causes, a useof teenagers instead of elementary school children (ie. ET and it's ripoff "Mac and Me"), use of stars who are desperate for a paycheck, andseveral gross-out jokes. It was like I was trained to expect this inevery live action family comedy released in this day and age. Could itpossibly get any worse, I thought. Yes it did. A terribly executed dogdance at the end was so assaultive that my eyes were about to bulge outof my skull just like BoCo when he was tricked by Bill and Ben in TheDiseasel, a Thomas the Tank Engine episode. With businesses down,foreclosures of houses, lay offs of jobs, high ticket prices, a bad boxoffice summer this year, high ticket prices, and the ability tocriticize films on social networks these days, I don't exactly see thisas a surefire success, but then again, I'm secretly and sadly expectingit to be. By the way, I'm all ready to go back to a decade and a halfto simpler times when I go see Toy Story 3. Save your money on that. Ithink I see the downfall of good CGI and decency with talking animalshere. So far Babe is the best talking animal movie I can think of.Maybe you should let your kids see that.

  4. sillefamilyaz from United States
    29 Mar 2012, 7:49 pm

    This movie was a real disappointment. Even my 8 and 9 year olds thoughtit was horrible!! Instead of focusing on the goofy, lovable antics ofthe comic-strip Marmaduke we know and love, we're subjected to anotherlame doggy love story. (Is it just me, or is it any wonder that teenpregnancy is such a huge problem? From the time they can watch a movie,our kids are subliminally told that they MUST have a love interest orlife's not worth living.I'm getting tired if it.)The plot also involvesMarmaduke having to learn where he "fits in", while fighting off theneighborhood doggy-bully.Does any of this sound familiar? I wishHollywood could come up with something original for achange.Anyway,don't waste your time or money on this loser.

  5. Jackpollins from United States
    29 Mar 2012, 7:49 pm

    Okay, let me clarify something here: I loved Garfield & The Cat In TheHat. With both those movies being guilty pleasures for me, don't accuseme of being biased towards talking animal films. That being said,Marmaduke is the worst film of the year. I couldn't believe that goodactors like Owen Wilson, Sam Elliott, and Emma Stone were voices inthis. I also could not believe how dull the incredibly talented LeePace and the incredibly talented William H. Macy were in this. The filmis a plot less mess trying to claim itself as a movie but failingmiserably. It's too mean spirited with jokes about dogs getting highfor kids and too immature with jokes about dogs farting for adults.There's really no audience for this film, unless some other planetfinds all this stuff funny. If you are ever to use this movie foranything, break the DVD where you're mad. Everyone involved in thisproject, talented or not, should be ashamed of themselves for being inthis terrible film. Even if you've read the comic strip, there's nonostalgia or entertainment value here as they have turned it intomodernized crap. Overall, you can simply skip Marmaduke because this isa really sad day for film.

  6. hung_fao_tweeze from Omaha, Nebraska
    29 Mar 2012, 7:49 pm

    In short, the CGI talking dogs was done extremely well, even carryingon through nuances found in most dogs – head-tilts, twitches, etc.Typical past CGI attempts practically demanded that the subject remainstill while the effects are applied. So, I have to give very high marksto the special effects. The Marmaduke character is very likable as aremost of the ensemble here. The story is predictable but I had a fairlygood time and even found the humor to be occasionally very funny from adog-oriented viewpoint. I truly didn't expect much from this but endedup liking it quite a bit. Having said that I will say that I enjoyed itonce and will probably never watch it again, but I believe kids 7 to 11would enjoy it quite a bit.

  7. abrown975 from United States
    29 Mar 2012, 7:49 pm

    Good Lord, this movie was painfully awful to sit through. I knew thatthis movie was going to suck when I saw the trailer and the promos withthe dogs dancing in the park, but then I saw it in theaters and I don'teven know if I can fit all of the problems in this review, but here itgoes: #1- The jokes were horrible. Unfunny one-liners and word playsand, surprise surprise, cheesy fart sound effects used in so manymovies it has become recognizable have been placed around almost everycorner, so be sure to watch out. #2- The acting was awful. Owen Wilsonhas no personality (he rarely does in any movie I am sorry to say), thevoice-overs by the rest of the cast were either bad or mediocre, butthe the thing that set the record for me was Lee Page. My God, heoveracted all the time, mainly whenever he yelled "Marmaduke, NO!" Astalk of corn could be acting and it would still be less corny than LeePage in his role. And #3- Wow, can you say "low budget"? When I saw themovie, I thought it couldn't get any worse, but it did- the dancingdogs. The really sad thing was it looked bad in the promos, but it waseven worse in theaters. The dogs looked so fake and cheesy when theywere dancing and I would love to know what the producer was thinkingwhen he thought that would be a good scene to put in the movie. The CGIanimation just looked so low budget that it just ruined the movie.

    Well, I did the best I could. I probably did not list all the ones Iwanted, but oh well. And before anyone says that it's just a kids movieand that I should cut it some slack, they should keep quiet. Justbecause it's a kids movie does not mean it can't suck. Up was a kidsmovie and it was great. Furry Vengeance was a kids movie and it washorrible. There is a difference. I rate this movie with a 1 out of 10,and the only thing keeping it from being a zero is because of the allstar cast. Other than that, stay away from this movie. There are onlytwo uses I can think of for this movie: if you have a table that keepswobbling, by a DVD to put under it so it'll stop, or if you haveingested poison and need to induce vomiting, watch the dog dancesequence over and over. So, avoid this movie like dog poop on thesidewalk.

  8. selarom-yar from United States
    29 Mar 2012, 7:49 pm

    I just saw this movie for the first time. I came to it with an openmind willing to be entertained. I have to admit that it was a goodfamily movie that it is paced well and tells a simple story. Not fullof of slapstick joke, but it has a very refreshing predictable andsimple plot and easy to follow. A great movie for discussing familyvalues and what loyalty, love and friendship is all about and thedynamics of it.

    Good family movie . . . don't listen to the basher and purist thatmovies have to be a perfect reflection of reality. This is a greatmovie in a traditional sense.

    Sit and back and enjoy it . . .

  9. opineles
    29 Mar 2012, 7:49 pm

    I seriously think some users here on IMDb are being undeservedly harshon this movie. What the motives are, I'm not too sure, but I canrecommend some of them to watch the documentary Heckler. Now, back tosubject, sorry for digressing, I've seen worse movies get higherratings at IMDb. Now, I'm not really a fan of Owen Wilson or moviesthat have animals talking, but I feel this movie is at least a high 4to low 5, in keeping in line with other movies reviewed on IMDb. Ivoted 5. I watched 2 movies – namely, Thomas the cool mule and thatAussie Ted movie that I would rank at 2 – 3 each, but not this movie.This movie is not brilliant or the best kiddies movie out there, butit's good, clean family fun. That's all I expected when I took my kidto watch this. And he enjoyed it. Unlike those other 2 movies Imentioned earlier.

  10. Turfseer from United States
    29 Mar 2012, 7:49 pm

    Since I'm a big dog lover (and I loved 'Beverly Hills Chihuahua'), Ihad great expectations for 'Marmaduke'. It's based on a well-knowncomic strip but isn't as intense as 'Chihuahua'. The plot focuses onPhil, a marketing consultant, who moves his family from Kansas toOrange County, California after being hired by Don Twombly (William H.Macy), owner of Bark Organics, a new age pet food company. Phil ownsthe star of the film, a Great Dane named Marmaduke (who speaks to thefilm audience but cannot be heard by the characters in the film).Marmaduke the film is less sophisticated than 'Chihuahua' since itshuman antagonist, Twombly, is a wacky passive-aggressive type asopposed to the more realistic, sinister gang member/dog napper inBeverly Hills Chihuahua (BHC).

    Just like in BHC, Marmaduke, our dog protagonist, is opposed by anaggressive and intimidating canine, Bosco (a Beauceron). Phil'sinternal arc is linked to Marmaduke's as they both make the mistake ofbecoming social climbers and turn their back on family and friends. InPhil's case, he comes up with an ad campaign involving a dog surfingcontest, designed to attract Petco as a possible buyer of Bark Organicpet food. Phil becomes so involved in his job that he doesn't payenough attention to his children.

    Meanwhile, Marmaduke is trying to impress Bosco's girlfriend, abeautiful collie named Jezebel, by staging a fight with his cat friend,Carlos, at a dog park (George Lopez voices Carlos and also can be heardas a canine sidekick in BHC). Soon afterward, Marmaduke wins the dogsurfing contest but alienates the Petco executives when he gets into afight with Bosco.

    Things only get worse for the human and dog protagonists. Marmaduke'smixed breed friends which include Mazie (who jealously watches fromafar when Marmaduke goes on a 'dream date' with Jezebel) Raisin, abrainy Dachshund with an English accent and Giuseppe, a fearful Chinesecrested pooch, boycott the party he throws for the pedigree dogs fromthe dog park. After Bosco exposes the link between Carlos andMarmaduke, the uppity pedigree dogs led by Bosco, trash Phil's houseand leave Marmaduke with a shattered ego. Crushed by the rejection bythose who he considered his friends, Marmaduke runs off to the woodswhere he meets a dog in the wild, Chupadogra, an old English Mastiffwho is reputed to have killed his owner.

    Chupadogra reinforces the theme of the movie: never judge a book by itscover. Chupadogra, in actuality, was the leader of a pack of strays whoabandoned him. He's not as scary once you get to know him and ends upsaving Marmaduke by chasing off a rather unpleasant dog catcher.Meanwhile, Phil returns from his work/vacation and promptly drops hislaptop in the backyard pool which contains his final ad campaign to wooPetco.

    Phil finally realizes that he has betrayed his values and tells Don hecan't attend the big meeting with Petco since he has to find the lostMarmaduke. In a dramatic denouement, Phil saves Marmaduke from drowningafter he falls into a rainwater conduit and is swept away by ragingwaters. Marmaduke too sees the light by returning to the dog park,speaks out against prejudice (he argues mixed breeds are just as goodas pedigrees) and wins over all the dogs, except for Bosco who exits,vowing revenge.

    Unlike BHC, where I was laughing out loud at some of the jokes,'Marmaduke' will not have you rolling on the floor. A lot of the jokesare pretty corny (especially the bit about Marmaduke farting).Nonetheless, at its core, 'Marmaduke' has a positive message in itsrejection of careerism and the need for tolerance between people whocome from diverse backgrounds.

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