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July 28, 2006
Underdog: Still here but almost gone
PROVIDENCE – The Disney movie Underdog is nearing the end of its Providence film shoot.
The crew has a few more shots to film at the State House today and on Washington Street tomorrow before its members move on, according to Jenny Peek, the cultural affairs and film manager for the city of Providence.
Beyond that, Peek said Underdog will be filming some basic shots without the crew for a couple weeks at the Armory, but she doesn’t think people will really know they’re there since the full entourage of hard-to-miss trucks won’t be needed.
Peek said the whole shoot has been a “great experience.”
“For a movie that has been so present for such a long time, they were as unobtrusive as a movie with big trucks could be,” she said.
Tomorrow, from noon until sunset, some downtown streets will be closed for the filming. They are: Washington Street between Beverly and Dorrance streets; Mathewson Street between Westminster and Washington; Eddy Street between Fountain and Washington, and Union Street between Westminster and Washington.
No streets were being closed for the State House filming today.
At the Armory, Underdog needs to film in front of a green screen and then fill in the background later, Peek said.
The cast and crew took out a full-page ad in The Journal today, thanking the citizens, businesses and government officials of Providence and Rhode Island for their “encouragement, cooperation and hospitality during the past seven months.”
But they haven’t been here that long. Peek said they began shooting April 8. Seven months ago, Disney was just announcing that it would be filming the movie in Providence.
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