The classic 1980s animated series Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds is coming to the big screen — and we now have our first look at the characters.
Based on Alexandre Dumas's The Three Musketeers, the series used anthropomorphised dogs to tell the stories of the titular guardsman — Athos, Porthos and Aramis.
Dogtanian has travelled to Paris in order to become one of the musketeers himself, where he saves maid-in-waiting Juliette and battles the villainous Cardinal Richelieu.
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The new project was unveiled earlier this year as a co-production between India-based studio Cosmos-Maya and Spain’s Apolo Films.
Experienced TV animation director Toni Garcia is helming the movie, with Doug Landale penning the script.
Langdale previously co-wrote The Book of Life and has been behind the scripts for several Scooby-Doo direct-to-video movies.
Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds still airs in more than 100 countries worldwide and has maintained a consistent following through its presence on streaming platforms.
A TV movie showed up in the 1990s, but many will be excited for the nostalgia of seeing a new take on the beloved character.
Universal has the rights to distribute the new Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds film in the UK and a 2021 release date is currently on the agenda.