Underdog (Blu-ray)

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"There's no need to fear. Underdog is here!" The superhero canine with a gift for rhyme returns in an all new live-action re-imagination of the classic cartoon, Underdog!

After an accident in the mysterious lab of Dr. Simon Barsinister (Peter Dinklage), an ordinary beagle unexpectedly finds himself with unimaginable powers and the ability to speak. Armed with a fetching superhero costume, Underdog (voiced by comedian Jason Lee) vows to protect the beleaguered citizens of Capitol City and, in particular, one beautiful spaniel named Polly Purebred (voiced by Academy Award nominee Amy Adams). When a sinister plot by Barsinister and his overgrown henchman Cad (Patrick Warburton) threatens to destroy Capitol City, only Underdog can save the day!


Studio Buena Vista Home Entertainment
SKU 205767521
UPC 786936739787
UPC 14 00786936739787
Format Blu-Ray DVD
Release Date 5/29/2011
Rating Rating
Animated Characters
Family (General)
Kids Adventure
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note To save the day, here comes Underdog, a 1970s Saturday morning cartoon transformed to glorious, semi-CGI animated life; it's a talking animal live-action film--à la BABE--with wisecracks aplenty. Voiced by Jason Lee, Underdog is the joke of the K-9 police force after his weakness for ham disrupts a public ceremony. Dejectedly, he lets himself get abducted for an animal experiment by a mad scientist, Dr. Simon Barsinister (Peter Dinklage). He escapes, doused in experimental chemicals, to become a dog with 80 times his normal strength. Jim Belushi embodies the sad-sack security guard at the laboratory who finds Underdog and takes him home as a playmate for his alienated tweener son (Alex Neuberger). The fact that chaos follows will come as no surprise, but what may is the genial tone the film maintains throughout. UNDERDOG blends its CGI animation and live action with finesse, and with performances that are breezy and in-on-the-same-joke. Lots of the humor in Underdog plays off the fact that he needs to curb his baser habits, since he's the type to dig bones deep into the earth, fly through walls, and shatter glass with his bark. Dinklage plays the evil scientist with a welcome restraint and Malkovich-ian archness; his evil assistant (Patrick Warburton) makes good use of a thesaurus for his evil declarations. Taylor Momsen plays the neighborhood tweener damsel in distress, who happens to have a cute girl dog, voiced by Amy Adams.
Ultimate DVD 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he film maintains a punchy pace that will keep the young 'uns on side..." 04/01/2008 p.90
Frederik Du Chau
Peter Dinklage
James Belushi
Alex Neuberger
Cast & Crew
Adam Rifkin, et. al. - Writer
Amy Adams - Voice Of
Brad Garrett - Voice Of
David Eggby - Cinematographer
Frederik Du Chau - Director
Garreth Stover - Production Designer
James Belushi - Actor
James F. Truesdale - Art Director
Jason Lee - Voice Of
Jay Leno - Featuring
Patrick Warburton - Actor
Peter Dinklage - Actor
Randy Edelman - Original Music By
Roger Birnbaum - Producer
Samantha Bee - Actor
Todd Arnow - Executive Producer
Tom Finan - Editor
W. Watts Biggers - Based On Television Series By
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2007
Catalog ID 5488403
UPC 00786936739787
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 82 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles French, Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English, French Dubbed, Spanish Dubbed
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  1.85:1
ReviewSource Variety
Review Not unlike its accident-prone superhero, "Underdog" is clumsy, fast-moving and thoroughly inoffensive. Tale of a genetically modified mutt who becomes a canine crime-fighter falls somewhere between stale retread and half-hearted parody of superhero-movie formulas, bearing more of a resemblance to live-action talking-dog fare like "Wishbone" or "Look Who's Talking Now" than the amusing '60s toon series on which it's based...Parents who grew up watching "Underdog" may feel a twinge of nostalgia during the film's opening sequence, which affectionately revisits the series' modest, hand-drawn images...Directed by Frederik Du Chau...from a workmanlike script by Adam Rifkin and writing partners Joe Piscatella and Craig A. Williams, pic appears to have left most of the TV show's charming idiosyncrasies intact, such as Underdog's groan-worthy rhyming schemes...or his tendency to fly into buildings -- which, in this live-action incarnation, naturally results in a lot of broken glass. At no point does any of this come close to capturing the toon's droll, shambling spirit, which begs the question of why Disney chose to adapt this particular property for the bigscreen, beyond the studio's long-held tradition of doggy anthropomorphism.
Reviewer Justin Chang
ReviewRating 6
Product Attributes
Actor Lee,Jason
Label Buena Vista Home Video
Music Format Blu-ray DVD
Video Format Blu-Ray
Jack Mathews, New York Daily News ...made for the Saturday morning TV crowd, and parents who lead their tykes to this adventure aren't likely to leave disappointed.
Linda Cook, Quad City Times There's no need to fear. "Underdog" brings cheer.

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