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. Lizzy

    hey marmaduke i love great danes and I wish I could meet u in person your awesome!!!!!!And i cant wait for your movie im telling my mom about u right now and whats your fave movie and whats your fave chewy toy lol and i hope u have lots of fun with your movie and im 10 so bye and good luck and if u smell ham on the set dont go running off the set and getting it bad idea

  2. SmileMonkey

    Although Marmaduke is a kinda strange name, I think that this movie is going to be really funny. GO TEENAGE DOGS IN RADAR DISHES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Ashley : ) (avatar super awesome movie)

    I so want to see this movie i love the picture it looks funny cant wait to see it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Makenzie

    I can’t wait until the movie comes out! I love the comics.
    I wish I’ll be home though when it does come out though.
    I’m going on vacation when it does come out so it stinks.

  5. winterwonder9300

    i love these comic strips. what part of the sunday paper were you talking about????

  6. DoggyDive

    Haha! That movie sounds really funny and cute. I love dogs, and I always wonder what they are thinking.