Will Arnett partners with Ludacris the Talking Dog in the disheartening ‘Show Dogs’ trailer

We’re only in the third week of the year, yet already there’s a clear frontrunner for the least auspicious trailer of 2018. Not coincidentally, it’s also the trailer that answers the question, what if the director of Scooby-Doo and Beverly Hills Chihuahua remade Miss Congeniality with his favorite subject—crudely-rendered talking dogs?

Show Dogs seems to take place in a world somewhere between Garfield and Marmaduke, where animals disconcertingly move their mouths to speak only to each other and a bored audience. Will Arnett, having showed his tolerance for talking pet operatives in the abysmal guinea pig feature G-Force, plays a cop begrudgingly teamed with a K-9 unit to investigate a panda smuggling operation hidden within a dog show. (Best in Show sure missed the obvious story, right?) Ludacris, mercifully hidden in a sound booth, takes on the other half of this Turner and Hooch scenario as Arnett’s Rottweiler partner. Stanley Tucci, Alan Cumming, Gabriel Igelesias—and, hey, why not Shaq?—round out the film’s completely arbitrary cast of dog voices.

Already delayed at least twice, Show Dogs will finally be dragged into theaters April 6.

  • HalSolo

    C’mon George Miller, if we aren’t getting another Mad Max at LEAST do Babe 3 to show these people how a damn CG talking animal movie is DONE.

  • jaime_arg

    “A team of crumfuckers… With license to butt.” ??

    • adam3w

      This is excellent 🙂 Soooo much better than the actual line.

  • jaime_arg

    I made an internal bet, I thought they would play Who Let The Dogs Out at some point in the trailer.
    I’m kinda glad I lost the bet.

    I hope Will Arnett at least gets a shit-ton of money out of this, otherwise it’s a complete waste of life force.

  • I really like Flaked on Netflix, and Arrested Development like most everyone. I even really liked Running Wilde actually, which almost no one has heard of but I thought was pretty damn entertaining.

    This really bums me out. On one hand I hope this is a huge paycheck for everyone unfortunately involved. On the other hand, it took a LOT of people saying yes to this garbage idea to make it happen… so I hope it crashes and burns to prove all those idiots wrong. If this ends up being more successful than the really interesting things I’ve seen Will Arnett in, that will be a serious bummer.

    I’m a sucker for a cute pug even… but dammit when it starts talking they all look like cgi clown mouth and its creepy as fuck.