This shaggy dog story is based on Brad Anderson's comic strip and tells the story of Marmaduke (voiced by Owen Wilson). The big, slobbering Great Dane, with the grace and pose of a cart horse is made for slap stick and there is plenty opportunity in the movie. Marmaduke’s family are on the move from Kansas to Orange County, California and Marmaduke and co, are naturally apprehensive at the prospect of meeting new friends and settling in. A coming of age movie designed for younger children it is definitely a feel good movie with a few canine laughs up its sleeve. Not the finest example of animal talking genre but not that bad for all that.