Summary of Character/Comic/Movie adaptationMarmaduke is a newspaper comic strip drawn by Brad Anderson from 1954 to the present day. The strip was created by Anderson, with help from Phil Leeming (1955–1962) and later Dorothy Leeming (1963–1969), and (since August 2, 2004) Paul Anderson. The strip revolves around the Winslow family and their Great Dane, Marmaduke. The strip on Sundays also has a side feature called "Dog Gone Funny", in which one or more panels are devoted to dog anecdotes submitted by the fans. Anderson, who says he draws on Laurel and Hardy routines for his ideas, received the National Cartoonists Society Newspaper Panel Cartoon Award for the strip in 1978. Though not much of a house-hold name in the comic strip industry, Marmaduke became the inspiration of the popular animated Great Dane Scooby-Doo.
A 2010 live-action movie adaptation of the character by Tom Dev was made with George Lopez (the same voicer for Grouchy Smurf from the 2011 Smurfs film) as Carlos the Cat and Owen Wilson as the main character of the same name of the film. It features Marmaduke trying to fit in his new neighbourhood with the other famous dogs.
Appearances in Show
- Episode 7 Cliffordfield: The "Marmaduke" movie poster appeared on a poster before Clifford the Big Red Dog destroyed it and landed on Zack. Also, it was titled as "Marmapuke".
- Episode 8 Who Wore it Better?: Marmaduke was one of the contestants.
- Episode 10 Class of the Titans: Marmaduke appeared on the god's lunchbox.