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Remember the "Dog Movie" craze?

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Jul 12th 2018 at 8:34:03 AM

Anyone else remember back in the late 2000\'s when every damn family movie was about dogs? To name a few: Marley & Me, Beverly Hills Chihuahua, Marmaduke, Hotel for Dogs, Bolt, Eight Below, Hachi: A Dog\'s Tale, Underdog, and I\'m sure there are many others I don\'t remember off the top of my head. Common themes in these movies included talking dogs, putting more focus on the dog characters than the human ones, and always portraying animal control as either evil or stupid. What movie started this craze? I\'m thinking it might have been Cats and Dogs but that came out years before the dog craze started. In fact I think Cats and Dogs 3D was made when it was to bank in on the craze. And then after 2010 the \"Dog Movie\" craze seemingly disappeared. Granted there are still some dog movies that come out every now and then (A Dog\'s Purpose and AXL to name a few) but it\'s nowhere near what it was like ten years ago.

J79
Jul 25th 2018 at 11:41:10 AM

I thought this was going to be about the "dog movie" craze of the late 80s/early 90s, ie Turner and Hooch, K9, Bingo, Beethoven, etc.

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Jul 25th 2018 at 9:26:36 PM

There's a new dog movie coming out soon (or maybe it's already out?) called Show Dogs, wherein Will Arnett asks the immortal question, "What kind of dog likes hip-hop?"

(The answer, I think, should be obvious.)

But yeah, I don't think dog movies have ever really been "out." We've had a pretty steady stream of them since forever.

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