May 7, 2010

Marmaduke, the Movie Dog

Ink Splot 26: Marmaduke UPDATE: Marmaduke replied! You can read his answers to your questions here.

You may have seen the comic strip, Marmaduke, in your Sunday newspaper. It was started in 1954 by Brad Anderson, and has been running ever since with help from different cartoonists. It's about an ENORMOUS Great Dane named Marmaduke, who basically drives his family crazy with his antics. Here is an example from the comic:


What I love about these comics is that you can totally imagine what Marmaduke is thinking. Like in this one, I imagine he is thinking, "Ooh bubbles! Fun!!"

On June 4, Marmaduke the movie will be coming to theaters — not a comic version, but a live action movie with a real dog. And in the movie you can actually hear Marmaduke's thoughts in his head. So to get you psyched for the movie, the writers have offered to answer your questions for Marmaduke. Now is your chance to ask that crazy dog what it's like to star in a movie about his life. . . why he acts so crazy all the time. . . what is his favorite thing to do. . .or anything else you want to know!

Write your questions for Marmaduke in the Comments and then come back on June 4 for the answers.

image from kids.scholastic.comSonja, STACKS Staffer

Movie photo courtesy of 20th Century Fox and Regency Enterprises
Comic courtesy of United Feature Syndicate, Inc.

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  1. mintchocolatechip100

    in the movie, are you just one dog or a couple different ones. I heard they do that because dogs don’t always cooperate. and do you like pie?

  2. aquabubblz

    Hey Marmaduke! Do you have any nicknames? Are you afraid of cats?
    I’ve never seen your comic strip before, but the movie looks cool.

  3. Jules

    I can’t wait to see Marmaduke! It’s gonna be real funny! Is it gonna be from his point of view? See you there on June 4.

  4. Johnnie

    Love Marmaduke… always enjoyed the little real-life stories added in the Sunday section. Had no idea a movie was coming out!


    How many dogs play Marmaduke in the movie?
    and what is the REAL name of the dog that plays Marmaduke?

  6. rachelt

    dear marmaduke,
    what is it like being a dog is it fun i would like to be a dog for a day would you like to be a humann
    ps. write back soon please!!!!

  7. bakers02

    We don’t have a newspaper, so I don’t even know about marmaduke!! It looks boring, though.

  8. beartiger10

    Looks cool but this movie that is coming out next year (i think) looks better. Forgot wat itz called…..

  9. 51dotfeg

    I think that Great Danes are very nice and funny.
    Marmaduke is Really Funny!!
    I watched the movie and it was Hularious!

  10. Liz

    Hi Marmaduke! I wish I could meet you in person! What is your favorite thing to do and do you like being a movie star?

  11. stephanie

    I love that sketch you are soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooofunny!!!!!!!!!love yh!!!!!!!!!!!