Marmaduke, the world's most lovable Great Dane, leaps from comic strip fame (appearing in six hundred newspapers in over twenty 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 it's 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
Josh Gad's first time voice acting in a theatrical film. Later he went onto voice Louis the Molehog in Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012), Olaf the Snowman in the Frozen films, and Chuck in the Angry Birds Movie films. See more »
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. See more »
[at Marmaduke's pool]
Jump, jump, jump, jump, jump!
I'm a golden dog!
[the golden retriever jumps into the pool]
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The UK cinema release was cut to remove a use of the word "spaz" for a U rating. See more »
In short, the CGI talking dogs was done extremely well, even carrying on through nuances found in most dogs - head-tilts, twitches, etc. Typical past CGI attempts practically demanded that the subject remain still while the effects are applied. So, I have to give very high marks to the special effects. The Marmaduke character is very likable as are most of the ensemble here. The story is predictable but I had a fairly good time and even found the humor to be occasionally very funny from a dog-oriented viewpoint. I truly didn't expect much from this but ended up liking it quite a bit. Having said that I will say that I enjoyed it once and will probably never watch it again, but I believe kids 7 to 11 would enjoy it quite a bit.
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