Look Who’s Talking Now

The 1993 film, “Look Who’s Talking now” was the third installment of the “Look Who’s Talking” series. In the previous two films you heard the “thoughts” of the two children but the third installment you heard the thoughts of their two dogs, “Rocks”, voiced by Danny Devito, and “Daphne” voiced by Diane Keaton.

Rocks, the first dog who is adopted into the family (by James and Mikey) is a run of the mill typical street mutt (shepherd mix most likely). In the beginning (and throughout the film) he is dirty, messy, clumsy, and always getting into trouble. This portrays one end of the dog behavior spectrum – chaotic.

Daphne is the second dog adopted into the family (by a few minutes – adopted by Mollie and Julie). She is a standard poodle and is the exact opposite of Rocks – polite, well trained, neat, proper, polite, and does not get into trouble. She displays the other end of the dog behavior spectrum – completely orderly.

The two dogs chosen are polar opposites. Rocks being the messy and troublesome mutt while Daphne is the elegant and polite companion. Sure enough, the two dogs have plenty of conflict between the two (just like James and Mollie in the first film and Mikey and Julie in the second one) until an “event’ happens which brings the two of them together.

The film also shows a “gang” of other dogs, mostly street mixed breeds later in the film.

Stacey Brehm, David Deleissegues, Jackie Martin, Carol Riggins, Lee Sollenberger, and Gerry Therrien are all credited as the animal trainers while Mark Watters is credited for being the animal coordinator.

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