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It's a dog's life; UNDERDOG.


(U, 81 mins) Family/Comedy. Alex Neuberger, James Belushi, Peter Dinklage, Patrick Warburton, Taylor Momsen, Brad Garrett, and the voices of Jason Lee

IT WAS almost inevitable that man's best friend would eventually don a Superman-style cape and save mankind from tricksters and thieves. Based on the '60s animated series, Underdog is a lively adventure about a supercharged beagle beagle, breed of dog
beagle, breed of small, compact hound developed over centuries in England and introduced into the United States in the 1870s. It stands between 10 and 15 in. (25.4–38.1 cm) high at the shoulder and weighs between 20 and 40 lb (9.
, with a nose for trouble and a desire to save the citizens of Capitol City from a mad scientist and his lumbering henchman. Frederik Du Chau's film revives the classic catchphrase Noun 1. catchphrase - a phrase that has become a catchword
catch phrase

phrase - an expression consisting of one or more words forming a grammatical constituent of a sentence
: 'There's no need to fear, Underdog is here." It blends nostalgia with special effects, allowing the animals to converse in Babe style. Underdog isn't the finest pedigree family film, the plot is thin, but there is sufficient slapstick slapstick

Comedy characterized by broad humour, absurd situations, and vigorous, often violent action. It took its name from a paddlelike device, probably introduced by 16th-century commedia dell'arte troupes, that produced a resounding whack when one comic actor used it to
 to keep youngsters entertained and the escapades of the four-legged cast are more interesting than the owners, right down to the homage to Lady And The Tramp.


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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Feb 1, 2008
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