New artwork unveiled for 'Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds' animated movie

Tom Beasley
Contributor
Dogtanian in 'Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds'. (Credit: Cosmos-Maya)

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.

Now, artwork for all of the central characters — including the heroes and the villains — has been revealed by the movie’s official Facebook page and shared by Film Stories.

Athos, Porthos and Aramis in 'Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds'. (Credit: Cosmos-Maya)
Cardinal Richelieu and Rochefort in 'Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds'. (Credit: Cosmos-Maya)
The horse, Juliette, Pip and Treville in 'Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds'. (Credit: Cosmos-Maya)

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.

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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.