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Marmaduke
(2010)
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Composed, Co-Orchestrated, and Conducted by:
Christopher Lennertz

Co-Orchestrated by:
Andrew Kinney
Robert Elhai
Dana Niu
Gernot Wolfgang
Larry Rench
Danail Getz

Co-Produced and Additional Music by:
Zach Ryan

Additional Music by:
Matt Bowen
Rob Cairns

Performed by:
The Hollywood Studio Symphony

Co-Produced by:
Philip White
Michael Patti
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Varèse Sarabande
(June 29th, 2010)
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Regular U.S. release.
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Buy it... realistically only if you were unfortunate enough to sit through this film and were impressed enough by Christopher Lennertz's orchestral music in the last third to merit the redundancy of the entire 52-minute presentation on album.

Avoid it... if you believe that once you've heard one lightweight talking animal film score, you've heard them all, because Marmaduke doesn't try to disprove that notion.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,839
WRITTEN 12/1/10
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Lennertz
Marmaduke: (Christopher Lennertz) Talking animal films are usually a disgrace aimed at parents trying to figure out what to do with their unruly kids on rainy summer days. As an adult, you can simply pray that the popcorn won't make the kids fat and that there's enough humor aimed at adults to make the two hours barely tolerable. The latter unfortunately wasn't the case with the 2010 adaptation of the 56-year-old "Marmaduke" comic strip by Brad Anderson, a universally bashed live action production that used CGI to animate the talking animals' mouths so that they would match the dialogue. For some viewers, seeing the mouths of all the canines awkwardly move about with the words proved to be a deal-breaker by itself. Others desiring some kind of redemptive plot or amicable characters to relate with were left with a dull excuse for stupid pet jokes and, of course, the same scatological humor that is inevitable in all such horrid pictures. Tom Dey's film did succeed to lure in several reasonably big household names to perform the speaking and live parts, expressively coercing the animals on their way to stardom while peddling organic dog food. They run away, fall in love, find themselves in peril, rescue each other, and generally come to accept their failings at the end. Redemptive acceptance rarely smells so bad. Not only did critics fail to see the point of the predictably boring plotline, but audiences didn't fall in love with Marmaduke either; the film was a short-lived disaster at the domestic box office and required worldwide grosses to have any hope of breaking even. It marked yet another entry in the transition of composer Christopher Lennertz from the realm of television and video games to a reliable workhorse for trashy feature productions. The fiscal success of Alvin and the Chipmunks a few years prior was undoubtedly a catalyst for Lennertz's involvement in the silly animal-related comedies that followed, including Marmaduke and Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore. This material is predictable to a fault, the kind of thing you'd expect to hear from Theodore Shapiro, James L. Venable, or a host of others who toil with such wretched assignments. It is music that usually resides one step below the level of John Debney and David Newman's long lists of career entries in this genre, though the highlights of these composers' struggles with things like Marmaduke will sometimes remind film music collectors of the style of the better known composers.



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Average: 2.68 Stars
***** 11 5 Stars
**** 19 4 Stars
*** 30 3 Stars
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* 24 1 Stars
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
Audio Samples   ▼
Total Time: 52:05
• 1. Uncool for School (0:57)
• 2. Same Dog Different Floor (0:36)
• 3. Meet the Two-Leggers (1:57)
• 4. Minty Breath (1:08)
• 5. Bathtime (0:38)
• 6. Barkanova 101 (1:44)
• 7. Moving Day (1:23)
• 8. Dog Park (1:07)
• 9. Beach Talk (1:36)
• 10. Meet the Mutts (1:02)
• 11. Bee! (1:11)
• 12. Dad's Attempt (0:55)
• 13. Bosco (1:20)
• 14. Bosco's Right (1:13)
• 15. Pedigree Crashers (1:21)
• 16. Dog Trainer (0:52)
• 17. I Smell a Cat (1:15)
• 18. Mad Dogged (1:52)
• 19. Junkyard Date (1:11)
• 20. Jealous Mazy (2:00)
• 21. Keep a Secret (0:58)
• 22. Hang 20 (2:12)
• 23. Ex Top Dog (1:18)
• 24. Back Yard vs Couch (3:31)
• 25. Peace Offering/Running Away (1:29)
• 26. Chupadogra (3:12)
• 27. The Search (4:11)
• 28. Saving Marmaduke (3:38)
• 29. It's Over/Dogfrontation (4:59)
• 30. Looking Good (1:24)

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The insert includes a list of performers, but no extra information about the score or film.
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