With "Underdog," Hollywood once again demonstrates its ability to take a mediocre idea and destroy what little potential it had. They offer a graduate-level course in this skill at Disney University.
The "Underdog" cartoon series of the 1960s and '70s was a spoof of "Superman" in which a mild-mannered canine could trot into a phone booth, change into a costume, and fly off to save damsels in distress. Underdog often spoke in rhyme, which was probably amusing, or at least cute, coming from a cartoon dog.
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