Space Jam Dog Names In Pop Culture
Barnyard Dawg's role in Space Jam is rather small compared to his cohort, as the burly Basset Hound's contributions to the film can be seen as something of a cameo appearance in stark comparison to Bugs' and Daffy's leading Toon status, but fans of Barnyard Dawg should take solace in that fact that the few lines he spoke were voiced over the Transformers and Scooby-Doo alumni, Frank Welker. Barnyard Dawg appeared in the Space Jam as a member of the Tune Squad, alongside his fellow Looney Tunes and Michael Jordan. Barnyard Dawg appeared early on in the film, when Michael is first sucked into Tune Land, and then again near the end of the movie, when the Tunes face off against the Monstars.
Barnyard Dawg had a larger role in his subsequent appearance in Warner Bros' follow up film to Space Jam, Looney Tunes: Back in Action. In that film, he made a reference to the famous Cassius Marcellus Coolidge painting, Dogs Playing Poker, where he was depicted playing a match against a group of other dogs. Barnyard Dawg continued to make appearances in other Looney Tunes related media, having been voiced over by the likes of Billy West, Greg Burson and Joe Alaskey in the interim. Dawg would go on to make a comeback during the 2011 animated sitcom, the Looney Tunes Show. Barnyard Dawg made three appearances during the Looney Tunes Show's run, debuting in the Merrie Melody music video, Chicken Hawk, alongside his feathered frenemies Leghorn and Henry.
Dawg has yet to make an appearance on the most current iteration of Looney Tunes, aptly titled the New Looney Tunes, but hopefully the show will do this beloved Basset Hound justice whenever he makes his debut. And if the murmurs of a LeBron James led Space Jame sequel ever come into fruition, hopefully Dawg will have a bigger role alongside his fellow Looney Tunes.
Space Jam Inspired Dog Name Considerations
Why give your dog a Space Jam inspired name? Because you'd essentially be killing two birds with one stone if you're a huge fan of basketball and Looney Tunes (possibly 3 or more, if you're also particularly big on internet memes and how infectiously catchy the Quad City remixes can be.) You'll have a wealth of options to choose from as well; the amount of Looney Tunes characters in existence numbers somewhere in the high hundreds, possibly thousands, and many of those characters appeared in Space Jam, even if only for a short amount of screen time. Conversely, you could name your dog after one the movie's featured ball players, or any of their publicly known family or friends, or even after the Quad City DJ's themselves.