Last month I promised that Marmaduke, the hilarious Great Dane from the new movie also called Marmaduke, will be answering your questions. Well, today is the day! Marmaduke comes out in theaters today, and here at THE STACKS, we have the inside scoop from the movie dog himself. . .
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?
Marmaduke: Hi, there Liz! Thanks for your question! I still enjoy hangin' with my step-bro and all-around cool-cat Carlos and with my human fam', the Winslows. My newest hobby is surfing, which I learned (the hard way!) after moving to Orange County. Being a movie star is a lot of fun; the best part is hearing from fans like you.
Dewdrop208: What is your favorite food?
Marmaduke: Hey, Dewdrop, My favorite food is whatever my human fam, the Winslows, are having for dinner that night. But if it's Saturday morning, you gotta love the Debster's waffles.
mirialin_moon_knight4789: Why is your name "Marmaduke?" Why not "Scruffy?"
Marmaduke: Great question, MMK! Actually, "Marmaduke" is sort of a compromise name (or: hybrid). When I was a pup, the Winslows couldn't decide between giving me the name "Marmalade" or the name "Duke" – so take half of each name and, presto, I became "Marmaduke." Works better than "Dukemarma," don't you think?
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 human? PS. Write back soon please!!!!
Marmaduke: Hi, Rachel — thanks for your question. Being a dog is AWESOME, but it also comes with A LOT OF responsibilities – like keeping my human family, the Winslows, in line. I think I'll stick with being a dog because, well, it's just cooler than being human. PS. Was that soon enough?
Aquabubblz: Hey Marmaduke! Do you have any nicknames? Are you afraid of cats?
Marmaduke: Hey there, Aquabubblz. Nicknames? Never. Nope. Nobody ever called me Dogzilla, Bigpaw, or Marmasaurus Rex. And afraid of cats? No way! My best pal and "step-bro" is the super-cool cat Carlos, who lives with me and the Winslows in the O.C. (The only thing that scares me about him are his furballs.)
mintchocolatechip100: In the movie, is Marmaduke played by just one dog or a couple different ones? I heard they do that because dogs don't always cooperate. Also, do you like pie?
Marmaduke: Greetings Mintchocolatechip. (What a flavorful name!) First, I love pies. Very good question. And second, there were two main dogs that played yours truly. They got along great because they had separate trailers. Also, they're fantastic actors and should start practicing some awards speeches, IMHO.
ICEDEMON96: What is the REAL name of the dog that plays Marmaduke?
Marmaduke: Whoa, Icedmon96 – do you really want me to give away Hollywood trade secrets? Well, since it's you who's asking. . . There are two main dogs who play me in the movie, and their names are George and Spirit. I guess my personality is just too big to be played by only one dog. By the way, they are truly gifted actors – they really captured the real me!
author4evr: Marmaduke, what is your favorite thing to do in the whole world?
Marmaduke: Author4ever, I've got two words for you: LIVE LARGE. Marmaduke is the name, and having fun is my game. My best times are always with my pal Carlos, and my new friends in The O.C.
Tatyianna: lol! You are soooooo funny & I think you make a lot of $$$$ off of this. How much money did you make acting in this movie?
Marmaduke: Hey there, Tatyianna, If by $$$$ you mean bones, let's just say I’m a bone-illionaire now!
Wolfsong11: Do you like cats?
Marmaduke: Dear Wolfsong, Some of my best friends are cats. Actually, my best friend IS a cat! Mostly because he looks up to me. Like all normal sized pets.
Lizzy: What's your fave movie? What's your fave chewy toy? If you smell ham, would you go running off the set and getting it?
Marmaduke: Dear Mz. Lizzy, My fave movie: is that a trick question? MARMADUKE, of course! Fave chewy toy: I like the super-tough rubber toys – they have to be tough to last after I've gone a few rounds with them! Ham is tough to resist. . . almost impossible. . . ok, yes, I admit it, when ham was in the air, I was there. The nose wants what the nose wants!
NinjaJuice: I dare Marmaduke to act civilized for a day. Can you do it?
Marmaduke: Dear NinjaJ, If by being civilized you mean feisty, energetic, mischievous, affectionate, nosy, romantic, even heroic then. . . YES, ABSOLUTELY! DONE!
Uhh. . .I don't think that's what NinjaJuice meant at all, but it still sounds fun. Thanks for answering our questions, Marmaduke!
Photos and Marmaduke's answers courtesy of 20th Century Fox