Show Dogs is an upcoming American comedy film directed by Raja Gosnell from an original screenplay by Max Botkin and Marc Hyman and starring Will Arnett, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Natasha Lyonne, Jordin Sparks, Gabriel Iglesias, Shaquille O’Neal, Omar Chaparro, and Stanley Tucci. The film is scheduled to be released in theaters May 18, 2018.
In a world where humans and sentient dogs co-exist, a macho but lonely Rottweiler police dog named Max is ordered to go undercover as a primped show dog in a prestigious dog show with his human partner Frank to prevent a calamity.
After a failed attempt to recover a stolen baby panda, police dog Max reluctantly teams up with a human FBI agent named Frank. A hot tip leads Max and Frank to Las Vegas for the world’s most exclusive dog show. To find the panda, Max goes under cover as a contestant to get the lowdown from his fellow canines. With help from their new friends, the crime-fighting duo must now foil another kidnapping plot and rescue other valuable animals from a gang of greedy smugglers.
Initial release: May 18, 2018 (USA)
Director: Raja Gosnell
Distributed by: Global Road Entertainment
Production company: FilmNation Entertainment
Producers: Deepak Nayar, Philip von Alvensleben