Dawgtown is an upcoming traditional animated, action-drama feature film scheduled for a 2018 release. The film will tell the story of a young pitbull named Max living in a brutal underground world of dog fighting, who must lead the other dogs there to a break of freedom. The movie is being directed, witten, and produced by Jacksonville-based comic book artist Justin Murphy.
As a competitor in the most well funded pit-fighting organization in the world, a young Pitbull leads a revolt in a dangerous break for freedom.
In a world of underground dog fighting, the story revolves around a pitbull named Max. As a competitor in the most highly-funded pit-fighting organization in the world, he must lead the other enslaved dogs to a dangerous break for freedom, similar to the Book of Exodus.
Jason Beghe as Mauler, a seasoned fighting dog, the alpha-male ruler of Dawgtown and Maxs nemesis.
Al Letson as the MC, a part dancer, part announcer who left his gig to become the voice and face of Dawgtown.
George Foreman as Vicious Vic, a pitbull who has a threatening name, but has a kind heart.
TBA as Max, a young pitbull who must lead the other dogs at Dawgtown to freedom.
TBA as Big Boss, the leader of the underground dogfighting chain.
Justin Murphy as Lenny
Production started in mid-2010, under the title Dawgtown. It was originally intended to be funded through Kickstarter, but after a failed attempt to reach its goal (a total budget of $70,000), it was now successfully funded through Indiegogo (although in a much more cheaper $12,100). The movie is currently being animated with TVPaint software. In mid-2013, Al Letson announced to play the MC announcer, and Jason Beghe announced on his official Facebook page that he will be playing Mauler.
According to the official website, the movies animation style is based on both Urban and Graffiti art.
The movie is currently scheduled to be released somewhere in 2018.