Just before he left this world, Bernie Mac enjoyed one last project – portraying children’s performer and puppeteer Jimmy Lunchbox in the comedy “Old Dogs,” which stars John Travolta and Robin Williams as single, middle-aged friends who unexpectedly find themselves taking care of twins. In his act, Jimmy Lunchbox entertains using a colorful group of “Muppets” supplied by Jim Henson’s Creature Shop.
In addition to this trio, “Old Dogs” features a star-studded lineup of Seth Green, Lori Loughlin, Rita Wilson, and Matt Dillon, as well as Travolta’s daughter Ella Bleu and his late wife Kelly Preston.
Sadly, “Old Dogs” wasn’t released to the public until November 25, 2009, over a year after Mac’s death. Though he couldn’t see the fruits of his labor, audiences were able to relive what Mac did best — make people laugh. Currently, “Old Dogs” remains a lighthearted and feel-good experience for viewers, but in a bittersweet way since Mac, Williams and Preston are no longer with us.