"Racing Stripes" Director to Tackle "Underdog"

Frederik Du Chau, director of the mild family hit "Racing Stripes," has been tapped by Disney to bring their live-action/CGI "Underdog" adventure to the big screen.

"Underdog" will use a CGI-enhanced live dog to portray the eponymous hero, a talking canine with super powers. Du Chau gained experience blending CGI and live animals on "Racing Stripes," which combined computer-generated effects and real horses to portray a zebra-turned-racehorse.

"This is a very special niche in the moviemaking business," Du Chau said.

Disney and Spyglass Entertainment plan to get "Underdog" underway early next year.



David Jones

No wonder there is a box office slump

Aug 10 - 07:48 AM

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Johnny Estes

Well, at least this means it'll appeal to young kids. The kids who have never watched Underdog in their lives. Really, the adults who watched when they were kids should be the real target audience, since they're the only ones who might be excited. Now even the nostalgia factor will be gone.

Aug 10 - 08:43 AM


Victoria Leduc

Nah, this is going to be another Garfield: The Movie.

Aug 10 - 09:02 AM


David Jones

[b]Underdog Cartoon Show[/b]
Is this even shown on TV anymore so that young kids may be exposed to it?

Aug 10 - 10:38 AM


Nancy Elizabeth

Oh geeze. Hollywood has ruined Garfeild, now they're going after another one of my childhood favorites. This is rather depressing.

Aug 10 - 04:08 PM


Rookee Alding

come one people. underdog was a cartoon dog the least you can do is leave him a cartoon dog. if your going to do CGI do it like Rocky and Bullwikle not Garfeild. Who is coming up with these ideas? ( no one these are just rehashed crap,like remakes and sequiels, cartoon to CGI/real action is just some hacks way of getting in to hollywood.) wahhhhh.

Aug 11 - 08:40 AM

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