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Desc:Director and Writer of Guardians of the Galaxy voices Riley in Doggie Tales 2003.
Category:Classic Movies, Pets & Animals
Tags:dogs, Troma, James Gunn, doggie tales, you can achieve anything kids
Submitted:Aress
Date:07/27/15
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chumbucket
where it all began

and Lloyd Kaufman
infinite zest
James Gunn is probably my favorite big-time director right now, at least on par with John Carpenter in the 80s and early 90s. Super had its moments of greatness and it was through things like this before it decided to become an emotional rollercoaster of an indie movie, and Slither was just plain weird. But he manages to get Kaufman into all of his movies, like it's something he just wrote into his contract.

I only saw Guardians because I was caregiving (that's how I see most movies in theatres) and was prepared to tune out like I normally do, but then I was like "woah this is actually good!"

EvilHomer
No lie, this is the best thing I've ever seen Troma do. I am being neither sarcastic nor ironic. I am not trying to demean Troma's other work by implying that the rest of their catalog is shit (it is shit, but it's the most -enjoyable- kind of shit).

This is a half-hour of talking dogs making friends with other talking dogs. FUCKING. AWESOME!
EvilHomer
Also, what is it with Troma and always finding the prettiest actresses for their films? Kennel Girl: WOULD.

Woof woof woooof woof! Woooof Uaaawwooofff snnnrrt woof.

EvilHomer
Holy shit, I don't usually presume to tell artists how to do their work, but there are a ton of soundbites in this which would be perfect for Boomer's radio show!

For example, at 11:00 - "Wow! That sounds cool, Roxie! Let's see your DOGGIE DANCE!"

One thing I am disappointed with, however, is the serious lack of pitbulls. There is one running around in the park/ dream sequences, but he (she?) does not have a speaking role. I hope that if they make Volume 2, Lloyd and his friends will correct this oversight.

infinite zest
Yeah really. Pit Bulls get a bad reputation in the dog world, obviously, as do Rottweilers for completely arbitrary reasons. I used to work with a pit bull who was a rescue dog from a dog fighting ring (she'd greet customers at the door and bounce up on the counter); basically she wasn't good enough for fighting or something so she was abandoned in a basement. My Charley is still my favorite but that dog was so sweet and probably endured some shit that almost none of us humans could comprehend. It leads me to believe that the Pit Bulls are more like humans in terms of cognitive functions. They know good from bad, as opposed to the other dog, a really sweet chocolate lab, who would happily follow anybody anywhere like cats often do.

Old_Zircon
This is right up there with Garden of the Dead (the boring, no budget 70s movie about zombies that huff) in the Troma reissue pantheon.

infinite zest
Holy shit. I watched this 3 times today but didn't think to check imdb or the original video. I just thought it was something Kaufman was in, sort of like how Vivica A Fox is in Cool Cat and movies like Kill Bill. This was a real Troma film? That's awesome! Can I favorite this again?

Boomer The Dog
Oh, I love these kinds of movies for soundbites, Homer! I use tons of obscure Doggie films and audio from podcasts when I can find it. I have bites from Hot Dog on the Archies series, Heidi Four-Paws, Dr. Dolittle's Lucky, Fluppy Dogs, Corneil and Bernie, Woof! and many others I've been collecting over the years, anything that's cute, sarcastic, sexy, or said by a famous talking Dog is great for the radio show. I just got started watching Where My Dogs At, which should produce some good quotes.

To introduce this, I'd probably do a mix of different cuts from it that lasts for a few minutes, and put it in Doggy's intro, then use the individual bites between or on top of songs where it's just a beat or something that's great for a drop on.

Already the 'Doggie dance' quote could go with the song I play called Doggie Dance, 'flap your ears, wag your tails, do the Doggie dance'. The song already has a spoken intro though.

Lots of Dogs, no Pit Bulls huh? The full movie could have them. Maybe these pooches are all owned by the people who made the movie, and no one had a Pitbull.

Boomer

Old_Zircon
IZ, I have no idea if Troma actually made this but it's on their Youtube channel so I assume they own it now.

Old_Zircon
You're right, IMDB lists Kaufman and Herz as executive producers.

Troma is a national treasure.

infinite zest
Oh! Riley's gal pal is also Pam from the American Office, who used to be married to James Gunn. They were married since 2000 but split in 2007. Gunn and I have a lot in common. We were both married for similar periods of time, had fun, and write about them our problems in various ways. Difference is his problems earned him lots of money.
infinite zest
Which further fucks things up because Super had the Dwight Guy from American Office!

EvilHomer
There are a couple problems, however, Roxie's name changes its spelling, depending on whether you go off the song subtitles or the final infographic cards. Also, the infographics indicates that both Lucky and Patches are males, yet at 25:25, Luck refers to "his" relationship with Patches as one of a "brother and sister".
infinite zest
Yeah.. Kelsey and Riley are also referred to as twins. They may have come from the same litter but that doesn't make them twins I don't think.. when I had kittens I had like seven of those guys and they weren't twins, just brother and sister. Also I mentioned it above but Gunn and Pam from The American Office were married at the time this was filming; I hope the dialogue between the two didn't heat up off set and cause arguments that end in divorce.

Aress
Intended this to autoplay start at 6:18 where the "magic candy" playground scene starts. James Gunn is the voice of Riley the rat tarrier.
infinite zest
I'm not sure if you can do that on here. I've tried too for long videos. But I'm glad you didn't. This is required watching. Especially the songs!

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