July 27, 2010
Neil Patrick Harris Leads the Dog Pack in "CATS & DOGS 2"
Best known by global audiences as the womanizing Barney Stinson in the hit CBS comedy How I Met Your Mother -- a role which has garnered him a combined five Golden Globe and Emmy nominations – Neil Patrick Harris provides the voice of Lou, the commander of dog secret agents in Warner Bros.’ new 3D comedy adventure Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore.
Lou, a bespectacled Beagle, leads the subterranean base of DOG HQ, the nexus of worldwide canine operations, where dog agents watch surveillance monitors, break codes, build and test new equipment and…work out.
Lou was once the pup trainee from the first Cats & Dogs. Now a proud papa with a litter of his own, he’s top dog at HQ. “He takes the job very seriously. Lou assigns the missions. He’s also like the watch commander, saying ‘let’s go, let’s get this done,’” says Harris.
“You can’t have an ego when you’re doing this,” he concedes, not specifically about portraying a dog, but about voice acting in general. “You’re asked, ‘Can you say it this way?’ ‘That way?’ ‘Can you say it like you’re younger?’ ‘Older?’ You do a hundred different readings and it really becomes a chance to be creative. Ultimately, Lou’s voice is pretty much my own, but with more of an official, businesslike tone.”
Lou is assisted by gadget hound Peek (Joe Pantoliano), veteran agent Sam (Michael Clarke Duncan) and alpha agent Butch (Nick Nolte) who’s about to become the reluctant partner of new recruit, Diggs (James Marsden).
Nolte, who voices the gruff Anatolian Shepherd Butch, adds, “Since it’s a human story played out by dogs, you have to think in human terms—meaning, Butch is primarily a cop. He’s an old-timer, he’s been around and has a certain loping pace. Diggs wants to be heroic and that’s probably how Butch was when he was younger so he tolerates him, but at this stage he really doesn’t want the hassle of being saddled with the new recruit.”
Meanwhile, watching everyone’s back is Peek, a resourceful Chinese Crested with a keen nose among noses, the agency’s tech and communications expert. Much like Bond’s Q, Peek has a gizmo for every occasion. “Peek is the geek,” quips Pantoliano, reprising his role from the first film as the voice of the tiny technician. “He’s always at the center of things in the lab, developing gadgets the dogs use in the field.
“It’s amazing how sophisticated the talking-animal technology has become,” he observes. “I used to love watching Mr. Ed because it was never in sync. When the horse talked, it looked like they just gave him something to chew on. We’ve come a long way.”
Also reprising his original role is Duncan as the voice of stalwart Sheepdog Sam. Sam can hardly see through the thatch of hair over his eyes, causing his feline adversaries to underestimate him, but this veteran agent can hear the crunch of kibble or the click of tiny claws a mile away.
“I have a cat and three dogs, so this probably goes on at my house,” says Duncan, of the ongoing campaign between Sam and his pack against their lifelong foes.
But all that could change when Kitty Galore hones her master plan to purr-fection.
Opening soon across the Philippines in Digital 3D and regular format, Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore is distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.
20th Century Fox 3D About ABS-CBN Academy Awards Action Adam Sandler Alex Pettyfer Aliud Entertainment Amanda Seyfried Andrew Garfield Angelica Panganiban Angelina Jolie Animated Animated Movies Animation Anna Faris Anne Curtis Anne Hathaway Anthony Hopkins APT Entertainment Araneta Coliseum Astoria Plaza Awards Axinite Digicinema Ayala Malls Beauty Ben Affleck Ben Barnes Ben Stiller Billy Bob Thornton Blake Lively Blog Blog Update Blogging Tips BlogSpot Blue Sky Studios Brad Pitt Brooklyn Decker Bruce Willis Bryce Dallas Howard Bulacan Cameron Diaz Captive Cinema Carey Mulligan Catherine Hardwicke Catherine Zeta-Jones Channing Tatum Charlize Theron Chris Brown Chris Hemsworth Chris O'Donnell Chris Pine Chris Rock Christian Bale Christina Aguilera Cinemalaya Clint Eastwood Colin O'Donoghue Columbia Pictures Comedy Community Contest Crystalsky Multimedia Dan Aykroyd David Spade Denzel Washington Diana Agron Diane Lane Dianel Lane Dingdong Dantes Disney Disney Digital 3D Dream Works DreamWorks Animation Drew Barrymore Dwayne Johnson Eastwood Mall Elmo Magalona Emily Blunt Emma Roberts Emma Stone Emma Watson Emo? Enchanted Kingdom Eric Bana Erik Matti Ethan Hawke Eva Green Eva Mendes Evangeline Lilly Events Fantasy Fashion Focus Features Food Fox Searchlight Pictures Free Movie Tickets Games Garrett Hedlund George Clooney George Lucas Georgie Henley Gerard Butler Glorietta 4 GMA Films GMA-7 Greenbelt 3 Happy Health Horror IMAX Indie Films Inspirational Jack Nicholson Jackie Chan Jaden Smith Jake Gyllenhaal James Bond James Cameron James Franco. James Marsden Jamie Foxx Jason Sudeikis Javier Bardem Jay Chou Jeff Bridges Jennifer Aniston Jesse Eisenberg Jodie Foster John Goodman John Malkovich John Travolta Johnny Depp Jonah Hill Josh Duhamel Josh lucas Judy Ann Santos Julia Roberts Julianne Moore Julie Anne San Jose Justin Long Justin Timberlake Katherine Heigl Katy Perry Ken Jeong Kevin Costner Kevin James Kristen Bell Kristen Wiig Laguna Legendary Pictures Lena Headey Liam Neeson Love Luis Manzano Makati Makati Shangri-La Mandaluyong Mandy Moore Manila Manor Super Club Maria Bello Marikina Mark Wahlberg Market Market Marvel Matt Damon Matt Dillon Maya Rudolph Megavision Inc Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Picture Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures MGM Michael Douglas Michelle Rodriguez Mila Kunis Movie Festival Movie Marathan Movie Review Movie Soundtrack Movies Music Neill Blomkamp New Line Cinema Newport Cinema Newport Mall News Nicolas Cage Oliver Jackson-Cohen Olivia Wilde Ortigas Oscars Owen Wilson Pasay Pasig Paul Bettany Paul Giamatti Penelope Cruz Penélope Cruz Personal Peter Jackson PhotoShop Pictures Pierce Brosnan Pinoy Movies Pixar Politics Quezon City Ralph Fiennes Random Ray Stevenson Reese Witherspoon Regal Films Resorts World Manila Richard Armitage Rizal Robert de Niro Robert Downey Jr Robert Downey Jr. Robinson's Metro East Robinson’s Galleria Rockwell Rodrigo Santoro Russell Crowe Ryan Reynolds Salma Hayek Sam Worthington Samuel L. Jackson Sandra Bullock Sarah Geronimo Sci-Fi Selena Gomez Seth Rogen Shangri-La Plaza Shangri-la Plaza Mall Shia LaBeouf SM Cinemas SM Mall Of Asia SM Marilao SM Megamall SM North EDSA SM San Lazaro SM Sta. Mesa SM The Block SM Valenzuela Solar Entertainment Sony Pictures Sports Star Cinema Sullivan Stapleton Taylor Kitsch Taylor Schilling Technology Television The Podium Thor Thriller Tina Fey Tom Cruise Tom Hanks Touchstone Pictures TriStar Pictures TV TV5 United International Pictures Universal Pictures Valenzuela Vanessa Hudgens Vhong Navarro Vice Ganda Village Roadshow Pictures Viva Films Walt Disney Animation Studio Walt Disney Pictures Walt Disney Studios Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International Warner Bros Will Ferrell Will Pouter Will Smith World Trade Center Zac Efron Zach Galifianakis Zachary Levi