MARMADUKE | British Board of Film Classification
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Type of media Video

Approved Running time 84m 30s

Release date 06/12/2010

Ratings Info Contains mild threat

Genre(s) Children, Comedy

Director(s) Tom Dey

Cast includes Owen Wilson, Emma Stone, George Lopez, Raugi Yu, Christopher Mintz-Plasse

Cut This work was passed uncut.

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Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 26/11/2010

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

MARMADUKE is a comedy film about the adventures of a Great Dane dog who moves to California with his owners and tries to make friends with the residents of the local dog park.


Scenes containing mild threat are limited to the brief appearance of a large, shadowy dog who is reputed to have killed his master but later turns out to be simply misunderstood, and the climactic scenes in which two characters are placed in some danger as they are swept through the city’s drainage system.

The film also contains some slapstick humour as the animal characters cause chaos by crashing into furniture and people, or occasionally have comical fights with computer generated animals replacing the live ones.

There is some mild language, including uses of ‘butt’, ‘jerk’ and ‘screwed’ and there are also some instances of very mild crude humour as the animal characters break wind or urinate onto furniture and into drinks. In addition, there are two scenes that could be construed as drugs references as characters react to tranquilized food or are seen relaxing amongst a field of mushrooms.


Twentieth Century Fox Home Ent.
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84m 30s
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The version of this work detailed above is rated by the BBFC under the Video Recordings Act 1984 for use on any Packaged Media format (including DVD, Blu-ray and VHS). This classification may also be used when the same work is made available on Digital Video Platforms (including Video On Demand) provided that the platform is licenced to use BBFC ratings.

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