DreamWorks Animation has bought the rights to prize-winning cartoonist Berkeley Breathed’s book, Flawed Dogs, and plans on making it into a movie that should hit screens some time in 2014.
Flawed Dogs is the story of Sam, a Dachshund victimized by a jealous, needy show dog, who joins Sam’s family, plots against him and has him sent away. Sam must survive on the streets and find a way to get back home, which ends up involving the Westminster Dog Show ( where BTW a wiener dog has never won.)
Berkeley Breathed, best known for the cartoon strip Bloom County, wrote this book to help promote dog adoption. “All my stories are sparked by a nugget of truth hiding in plain sight,” Breathed says. “In this case, it’s that all animals dream… But only dogs dream of us.”
Here’s some insight on the inspiration for Flawed Dogs :