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Sunday, May 30, 2010

Speaking of...Animals Speaking

In this Friday's Arts section of The New York Times, there was an article about a guy named John Davis,  a famous movie producer, who will soon bring to life that favorite doggie comic strip, "Marmaduke". There's even a picture of Davis with his arm around the Great Dane star (his real name is George) of that soon-to-be-released summer blockbuster. See the full article right here: www.nytimes.com/2010/05/29/movies/29davis.html

Parental Unit and I were surprised at how long the "Marmaduke" comic strip has been around. According to the Times article, Marmaduke was crreated by Brad Anderson in 1954, which makes that loveable "galumphing" Great Dane about 392 in dog years! Whoaaa...I hope I live that long!

 In this updated version, Marmaduke has been moved from Kansas to California and is now "an akward teenager trying to fit in with a bunch of snooty purebreds."  Marmaduke's "voice" is played by Owen Wilson, of  "Marley and Me" fame, and the Dane's feline friend, Carlos, is voiced by the comedian, George Lopez.

But here's what the article also said, "Cinema snobs may roll their eyes, but from way back in film history, talking animals have been a very good business bet." Now, don't we already know that...?

By the way, don't ya think I resemble Rin Tin Tin in this picture?

Photo Credit:  www.rachellaurenphotography.com


Finni said...

Yep, that's a good Rin Tin Tin pose!
Finni xx

Bocci said...

Ha! I thought so...:-)
Your buddy,

Lorenza said...

Hi, Bocci!
My mom remembers Marmaduke... but she can't remember how he was called here in Mexico!
That is a great pose!
Happy Sunday!
Kisses and hugs

Sunshade said...

You are a more handsome version of Rin Tin Tin, very very good!

Love nibbles,
Miss Sunshade

Bocci said...

Hi Lorenza! That would be interesting to know what Marmaduke was called in Spanish-if you ever find out, please let us all know!
(and yeah, pretty darn good "pose"!)

Your buddy,

Bocci said...

Why thanks, Miss Sunshade, you're making me blush!
And thanks for stoppin by!

Your buddy,

Duke said...

That's a great RinTinTin pose, Bocci! You've got it down!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Bocci said...

Awe shucks, Maggie and Mitch, now that's all I have to do is rescue somebody! The posing part was easy!

Asta said...


You awe vewy noble looking in that pictoowe and I bet Win tin tin is smiling down fwom ovew the wainbow and pwoud to have you stand in. I would love to be wescood by you.
smoochie kisses,ASTA

Bocci said...

Oh Asta, you are so kind :-) Truth be told, I'm not the bravest doggie, so maybe someone could stand in for both of us if it comes time to rescue anyone!

Agatha and Archie said...

HOW DID WE GET SOO BEHIND IN OUR READING? HOW CAN YOU BLAME A BROKEN CAMERA ON NOT READING..ok we got it out.... listen to tell you the truth we thought it was Rin Tin Tin... as for the wlak with the ticks.EWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW we hate those stupid things.... Love and kisses A+A

Bocci said...

Gee, A+A, you can make a connection between a broken camera and not reading... or NOT!
Yep, everyone is tellin' me I'm a dead ringer for Mr. Tin :-)

Your buddy,

sunglasses said...

I havent seen this. But I think it's a great movie.

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