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Underdog Underdog

DVD Release Date: December 18, 2007
Rated: PG
Run Time: 82 minutes
Studio: Walt Disney Video

BURBANK, Calif., September 28, 2007 – The most adorable superhero on the planet arrives on DVD and Blu-ray Disc when Underdog soars into stores on December 18, 2007 from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment and Spyglass Entertainment. A hilarious treat for the entire family, Underdog seamlessly blends live action and CG effects to turn America’s favorite animated superhound into a real live hero. Both the DVD and Blu-ray Disc are loaded with wholesome humor and delightful bonus features including bloopers, deleted scenes, a music video from Kyle Massey (star of Disney Channel series “Cory in the House”) and more.

Jason Lee (The Incredibles, “My Name is Earl”), Jim Belushi (“According to Jim”), Amy Adams (Talladega Nights, Enchanted) and Patrick Warburton (“Seinfeld,” “Kim Possible”) star in the story of Shoeshine, an unassuming beagle (voiced by Lee) who flunks out of K-9 training and falls into the clutches of the unscrupulous Dr. Simon Barsinister (Peter Dinklage).

Through a secret experiment gone awry, Shoeshine acquires incredible superpowers, including the ability to fly and speak. After escaping from the megalomaniacal doctor and his henchman Cad (Warburton), Shoeshine is adopted by an ex-cop (Belushi). Armed with a fetching superhero costume, Underdog vows to protect the beleaguered citizens of Capitol City and, in particular, one beautiful spaniel name Polly Purebred. When a diabolical plot by Barsinister and Cad threatens to destroy the city, only Underdog can save the day!

Directed by Frederik Du Chau (Racing Stripes), Underdog transforms everyone’s favorite 1960s cartoon canine into a real live 21st century hero. Critics across America are howling their approval for the summer’s most comical canine caper. “A must-see family adventure,” says Jim Ferguson of KGUN-TV (ABC). Underdog is “Perfect family fun,” according to Sandie Newton of CBS-TV in Dallas. Steve Oldfield of FOX TV, Cincinnati calls it “A fun film for the whole family!”

Both the DVD and Blu-ray Disc come with engaging bonus features, including:

  • Never-before-seen Bloopers
  • Deleted Scenes
  • “Underdog Raps”—A music video featuring Kyle Massey, star of Disney Channels hit show “Cory on the House.”
  • Sit, Stay, Act: Diary of a Dog Actor—Shoeshine gives fans a peek at the making of the movie from his point of view. In an entertaining feature, Underdog “digs up” the real behind-the-scenes dirt.
  • Underdog Original Cartoon Episode—“Safe Waif,” the very first cartoon episode featuring the caped canine.
The Blu-ray™ version includes these additional features:
  • Simon Barsinister’s First Television Appearance—An additional original cartoon episode featuring the first appearance of Underdog’s underhanded nemesis.
  • Additional Deleted Scenes


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