Talking YouTube Dog Will Be a Movie

February 14, 2012


Thanks to CGI and the existence of dogs, we now have the ability to make it look like our canine friends have the ability to speak with human voices--often those of notable celebrities. And while that has led to a time of great prosperity for Hollywood as a whole, though especially the Air Buddies series, the problem is, once you've told the stories of Marmaduke, Beverly Hills Chihuahua, and the Dogfather, how to best use this dog-talking technology, and what do you make the doggies say?

"Just have a guy taunt the dog with some food in the fridge, and make the dog sorrowfully respond," the Internet replied through a minute-long video titled Ultimate Dog Tease, which currently boasts over 94 million hits. And so Paramount shall.

The studio has paid YouTube's Ultimate Dog Tease creator Andrew Grantham actual money for his unique idea that doggy wants food, and according to Variety, they're now working with writers Alec Berg and David Mandel (Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm--whoops, Eurotrip!) to develop a feature film version of Ultimate Dog Tease, expanding said premise to at least 90 full minutes of a dog acknowledging awareness of a meat drawer, expressing interest in its contents, and--spoiler!--ultimately feeling upset that the cat has instead been fed the meat he himself had hoped to consume. Classic metaphor for man's insatiable desire for that which he cannot have, except this time--hey, that's a DOG talking!!! You want to talk about an ultimate tease? It's that I have to wait for this movie!

If you haven't seen it yet, here's the video your mom keeps inaccurately describing as "clever":

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