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. Little Miss Cowgirl

    ello! I just luv dogs!!! Did yu kno tht the great dane is the tallst dog in the world? Gibson, a great dane is the tallest dog in the world? On his back paws he stands i think 7 or 8 feet!! Thts taller than a horse which stands at about 14 hands (each hand is about 4in)!!!! OMG!!!!!!! : )

  2. volleyballbabe18

    My best friend has a great dane for a pet and his name is brutus he is huge!!!! i still love dogs in general!!!! ilyg <3

  3. Mia

    poor Marmaduke he did’nt know but he is sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo….CUTE!

  4. coltoe

    I liked the way the people drew it because the facial expressions in the strip said the girl was mad but Marmaduke was thinking oooo llloook at me Iam playing in soap bubblies!!!!!!!!! but when I read it I wasa thinking LOL!

  5. Attackit78

    OMG DUDES! i have a boxer and a great dane! of course the great dane looks Marmaduke’s twin brother. And the boxer’s name rhymes with the type of dog he is! awsum!!!!! i’m toally stoked to see this movie!!! >=) /\_/\