A Yorkie looks like a shark snack in a trailer for “The Meg.” Does it survive?
The dog is named Pippin (surely a nod to the ill-fated black lab named Pippet in “Jaws”) and it doesn’t look good for the pup as it nervously paddles the open sea with the killer shark closing fast.
Although the dog is presumed dead, we see Pippin again, alive and well, at the end of the film. Whew! Go, Pippin. Kiddie pools only from now on!
The dog action in the film was monitored by Humane Hollywood (the American Humane Society), who declared the production “outstanding.” The scene where the dog (whose real name is Kelly) jumps into the ocean was filmed in a large heated outdoor tank in a studio.