A lab accident transforms meek police dog Shoeshine into the super-powered Underdog (voiced by Jason Lee), a costumed canine who talks, flies, and foils the plots of Capitol City evildoers. Befriended by a security guard (Jim Belushi) and his son, Underdog battles mad scientist Simon Bar Sinister (Peter Dinklage) and courts Polly Purebred (voiced by Amy Adams). Based on the popular cartoon series; Alex Neuberger, Patrick Warburton co-star. 82 min. Standard and Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1, French Dolby Digital 5.1; Subtitles: English (SDH), Spanish, French; bloopers; bonus "Underdog" short; deleted scenes; music video; featurette.
To save the day, here comes Underdog, a 1970s Saturday morning cartoon transformed to glorious, semi-CGI animated life; it's a talking animal live-action film-a la BABE-with wisecracks aplenty. Voiced by Jason Lee, Underdog is the joke of the K-9 police force after his weakness for ham disrupts a public ceremony. Dejectedly, he let's himself get abducted for an animal experiment by a mad scientist, Dr. Simon Barsinister (Peter Dinklage). He escapes, doused in experimental chemicals, to become a dog with 80 times his normal strength. Jim Belushi embodies the sad-sack security guard at the laboratory who finds Underdog and takes him home as a playmate for his alienated tweener son (Alex Neuberger). The fact that chaos follows will come as no surprise, but what may is the genial tone the film maintains throughout. UNDERDOG blends it's CGI animation and live action with finesse, and with per