Hollywood Dog (found animated television pilot; 1990)


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Hollywood Dog
The pilot's opening title.
The pilot's opening title.
Status Found
Date found 3 Dec. 2016
Found by TServo2049

Hollywood Dog was a proposed pilot for a half-animated/live-action comedy in 1990. Based on the comic strip by the late R.P. Overmyer, the pilot was aired on Fox as a TV movie on July 25th, 1990. It is unknown if a repeat or second showing ever aired.

Plot

According to plot synopses, the pilot is about Hollywood Dog (voiced by Hank Azaria) in trouble when a performer he manages cancels an appearance. In an act of desperation, he quickly signs a new client, but trouble brews as Hollywood's plans for him soon go sour. The two eventually reconcile, thus laying out the setup for what the series would've been like.

Availability

While the pilot aired at least once, a full series was never picked up. For years, information about this special was very scarce on the internet. The only knowledge most had about it were database listings, descriptions from an archived newspaper, and an old interview with Hank Azaria. Even clips or screenshots of the special couldn't be located. However, in September 2015, the YouTube channel Rewind Eats the Tape uploaded a brief promo for the special that aired on the WUTV Buffalo Fox affiliate.

On August of 2016, the YouTube user Channel 6 uploaded a set of commercials that included the same promo as previous, but on a different affiliate, WOIO Cleveland. The voice-over at the end also suggests that this may have been recorded off a taping of the actual special, but nothing else related to Hollywood Dog has been uploaded by the user.

Aside from these promos, no known taping of the special, or any other clips from it, was found until December 3rd, 2016, when LMW contributor TServo2049 uploaded a high-quality DVD-R rip of the pilot as it aired on WOIO (which he received in 2010 and first claimed to have in 2014) onto file-sharing website Mega.

(Since it is also from WOIO, the uploaded version of Hollywood Dog may have originated from the same recording as the promos uploaded by Channel 6, which came from the pilot broadcast of Molloy that aired immediately before. However, the rip of Hollywood Dog has higher picture/sound quality than the Channel 6 clips, so if they were originally one taping, Hollywood Dog likely comes from an earlier-generation copy, if not directly from the original recording itself.)

On December 4th, 2016, LMW user TServo2049 uploaded a DVD-R copy of Hollywood Dog.

On December 17th, 2016, YouTube user Benjamin MacHale uploaded the full pilot, with commercials, converted from the DVD-R upload.

Gallery

A promo for Hollywood Dog (starts at 5:16).
The complete pilot, with commercials.


External Links

Comments


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RetroGameFan9000

14 months ago
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It looks cool. Hollywood Dog is almost reminds me of Rude Dog.
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RetroGameFan9000

14 months ago
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And also, I'm not a dog person.
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Markiegee50X

14 months ago
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irony
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Anonymous user #1

11 months ago
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I finally ripped and uploaded my DVD-R copy of Hollywood Dog. Link is in the Found section of the forums.
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TServo2049

11 months ago
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Sorry, wasn't logged in, I'm the one who uploaded Hollywood Dog.
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RonBailey

11 months ago
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Thank you very much!
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Anon

11 months ago
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Can you or someone upload the pilot to YouTube? Mega Mirrors never seem to work on my computer :-(
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Anonymous user #2

11 months ago
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I downoaded the Mega mirror. There's an obnoxious watermark and there's a pop-up that keeps asking me to pay $7.99 plus tax.
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Anonymous user #3

11 months ago
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no. there is not
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Anonymous user #2

11 months ago
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There indeed was.
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RonBailey

11 months ago
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Didn't encounter any issue with the Mega mirror but the first .VOB file was corrupted. Second played fine though. Will try again tonight and hopefully get a video host mirror up.
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TServo2049

11 months ago
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Hmmm, what do you mean by "corrupted"? I didn't have any difficulty playing the VOBs from my computer before I uploaded them. I have a month of Pro Lite so if you need it, I can re-rip the disc and upload it again without running into the bandwidth limit popup thing...
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Anonymous user #4

11 months ago
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I've got no idea wat im doing
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Anonymous user #5

11 months ago
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I would totally watch this if it caught on.
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Anonymous user #5

11 months ago
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I also did not come acroos any watermarks as popups
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Anonymous user #5

11 months ago
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across
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Anonymous user #6

11 months ago
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about time this was found
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Markiegee50X

9 months ago
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I'm watching it right now
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