A Beagle must use his newly-bestowed superpowers to defend Capitol City from mad scientist Simon Barsinister.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Underdog (voice)
Polly (voice)
Riff Raff (voice)
Timothy Crowe ...
Police Chief
Security Guard
Mario Mariani ...
Police Officer
Alexander 'Alex' Garde ...
Small Boy


A bomb-sniffing beagle is fired from the mayor's office for a faux pas. That night a mad scientist dognaps him and injects him with an elixir. The dog escapes, but now has superpowers. He's adopted by a security guard - an ex-cop, who's a widower with a moody teen son, Jack. The boy discovers that the dog, named Shoeshine by dad, has super powers, but it's their little secret. While Underdog saves people in distress, the mad scientist and his underling continue their plot to catch him and take over the city. There's also a girl Jack likes who has a dog that Shoeshine takes a shine to. Will every dog have his day? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for rude humor, mild language and action | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

3 August 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Supercan  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$11,585,121 (USA) (3 August 2007)


$43,751,706 (USA) (7 December 2007)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


References to the original cartoon series include:
  • Secret identity as "humble and lovable Shoeshine Boy"

  • love interest "Sweet Polly Purebred"

  • speaking in rhyme

  • causing significant property damage during rescues

  • pill as source of super powers

  • changing into costume in exploding phone booth

  • explaining to crowd that he is "not plane, nor bird, nor even frog, just little old me: Underdog".

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As Underdog is digging to bury the bomb he sets it down to dig, but in the next scene he has it in his mouth while digging. See more »


Jack: It's time to teach you some manners.
Shoeshine Boy: Right. I'm going to learn manners from a guy who pees in my white porcelain drinking bowl.
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Crazy Credits

Snapshots of the cast and crew's dogs were shown as well as some "Bloopers" See more »


Referenced in Jeopardy!: 2010 Kids Week Game 1 (2010) See more »


Underdog Theme
Written by W. Watts Biggers, Treadwell Covington (as Treadwell D. Covington),
Joseph Harris (as Joseph B. Harris), Chester Stover (as Chester A. Stover)
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Actually, it was a pretty good movie.
30 August 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie was fun to watch, even for us adults. The humor was spot on, and the acting was what you'd expect. Jason Lee was great as Underdog's voice. Get this movie when it comes out on DVD. It's worth your while for a few chuckles with the kids. Even though it's aimed at kids, both my wife and I liked it, and honestly, I usually don't like kid's movies. I think they are usually way to low on the intelligence and believability scale. This one, actually had a decent story that didn't stray into stupidity and utter ridiculousness that most kid's movies do. Once again, go see this movie, or get the DVD when it comes out, you can see it again and again.

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