'Turner & Hooch': Meet French Mastiffs playing Hooch on Disney+ legacy sequel

Hooch will be played by five French Mastiffs named Arnie, Hammer, Obi, Cyd and Mya


                            'Turner & Hooch': Meet French Mastiffs playing Hooch on Disney+ legacy sequel
A Dogue de Bordeaux dog at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on February 17, 2015, in New York City (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Disney+ is set to come out with a series reboot of the classic 1989 movie ‘Turner & Hooch’, and fans are excited about the new adventures they will see this time around. The production giant is leaving no stone unturned to dominate the streaming market with original content and regularly comes out with compelling stories on its platform.

Shows like ‘The Mandalorian’, ‘WandaVision’ and ‘Loki’ have already taken fans for a thrilling journey and are some of the most critically acclaimed projects in the world right now. All the aforementioned titles brought back iconic characters on screen and with ‘Turner & Hooch’, Disney is once again bringing back the nostalgia for all its viewers.

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The series will be quite similar to the 1989 movie and follows US Marshal Scott Turner (Josh Peck) inheriting an unruly dog named Hooch. The duo and the rest of the Turner family discover that Josh’s father’s death may not have been accidental. For the uninitiated, Tom Hanks portrays the father of Peck in the series. However, the actor won’t be a part of the series because it is shown that he died after the events of the original movie.

Tom Hanks and Beasley the Dog in 'Turner & Hooch' (Disney/IMDb)

 

The biggest part of the show is the chemistry between the US Marshal and the dog that he inherits. Fans loved the original movie because of how Hanks and the dog, whose name was Beasley, put a smile on their faces with their friendship. Beasley became really popular after the movie and featured in a lot of projects. He died in 1992 at age 14.

In the 12-part series, the character is portrayed by five different dogs of the same breed (French Mastiffs): Arnie, Hammer, Cyd, Obi, and Mya. So, let’s take a look at the canine actors’ playing the role of ‘Hooch’ in the series.

Arnie

According to reports, Arnie is the most affectionate of the lot. People describe him as sweet and someone who loves to be friends with humans, especially kids. Arnie’s most favorite part of the job is speaking, or “consecutive barking.”

Josh Peck as Scott Turner Jr. in 'Turner & Hooch' (Disney+)

 

Hammer

Hammer is just like his name, strong, and always ready for action. It is believed that Hammer is actually like the “Hooch” character in real life. He is described as sweet, goofy, and someone who loves to be on his toes. The report suggests that he doesn’t like to stay still for a very long time and finds precision work uninteresting.

Being confident and athletic is something that he takes pride in, making him the best of the lot at stunts.

Obi

Obi is perhaps the most famous of the lot. Last year, Obi, a Dogue de Bordeaux owned by Winnipeg’s Kim Lellig, picked up the “best in breed” accolade at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. Over the years, Obi has worked really hard to be one of the top-ranked dogs in the United States. According to CTV News, Obi was ranked number one Bourdeaux in Canada and number three in the US.

He is the older member of Team Hooch and is really focused. Despite being the oldest member, he never shies away from letting out his inner puppy.

Obi (Facebook/Camelot Dogue de Bordeaux)

 

Cyd

Cyd is Obi’s son and is the youngest member of Team Hooch. He is very good at controlled stuff and if he ever felt tired of filming, they would call in the others to do that particular scene. Cyd was actually used on the set to create a CGI dog as well. He loves to hang around at the house and is always up for belly rubs. The bond between Obi and Cyd is impeccable and Obi loves him the most.

Mya

Mya is the only female on Team Hooch and doesn’t like to get intimidated. According to Deadline, Mya is the smartest of the lot and loves to work. Apart from being smart, she is confident and loves to play.

Apart from Peck and Hooch, the remaining cast members on the show include Vanessa Lengies (Erica), Antony Ruivivar (Chief James Clark), Lyndsy Fonseca (Laura), Carra Patterson (Jessica), and Becca Tobin (Brooke).

‘Turner & Hooch’ will be streaming on Disney+ on Friday, July 21.

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