All Dogs Go to Heaven

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Overview

One of the most expensive of Don Bluth's animated cartoon features, All Dogs Go to Heaven was also among the most successful. Set in late-'30s New Orleans, the story centers upon a roguish German shepherd named Charlie B. Barkin voice of Burt Reynolds, who is killed early in the proceedings by his business partner, Carface voice of Vic Tayback. Charlie travels to Heaven, and is promptly warned that if he heads back to Earth, he can never return; he does decide to go back to Earth, however, to exact revenge on ...
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Overview

One of the most expensive of Don Bluth's animated cartoon features, All Dogs Go to Heaven was also among the most successful. Set in late-'30s New Orleans, the story centers upon a roguish German shepherd named Charlie B. Barkin voice of Burt Reynolds, who is killed early in the proceedings by his business partner, Carface voice of Vic Tayback. Charlie travels to Heaven, and is promptly warned that if he heads back to Earth, he can never return; he does decide to go back to Earth, however, to exact revenge on Carface, who has kidnapped Anne-Marie, a little orphan girl who can talk to Animals. The film also includes the vocal skills of Dom DeLuise, Charles Nelson Reilly, Vic Tayback, Melba Moore, Loni Anderson, and a host of others. All Dogs Go to Heaven was the first production of the Dublin-based Sullivan Bluth Studios.
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Craig Butler
Animated films by director Don Bluth tend to be somewhat frustrating. There's always so much in them that is right that the inevitable flaws are especially galling -- particularly because Bluth and his crew seem to do the hardest things so well and slip up in seemingly easier areas. All Dogs Go to Heaven is one of Bluth's weaker efforts, but it does feature some exceptional animation. Bluth and his animators have created an avalanche of color, a full rendering of the palette that is often gorgeous. And the character animation itself is very good -- precise, detailed, and evocative. Also worthy of praise is Charles Strouse's score; while not a classic, it is extremely catchy. "Let's Make Music Together" is particularly good and is presented in a faux-Esther Williams style that is entirely winning. Unfortunately, these pluses are offset by an unruly and predictable script and characters that range from unpleasant to uninteresting. The dialogue is weak, with strained humor (e.g. "Some of the poorest people I know are as broke as the Ten Commandments."). And, as is often the case with Bluth, the film is too deliberately paced -- even the action sequences come across as slightly by the book rather than spontaneous. Although children will find Dogs reasonably entertaining, adults may find themselves checking their watches a lot.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/29/2011
  • UPC: 883904234722
  • Original Release: 1989
  • Rating:

  • Source: Fox Searchlight
  • Region Code: A
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:24:00
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Sales rank: 32,493

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Burt Reynolds Voice Only
Judith Barsi Voice Only
Dom DeLuise Voice Only
Vic Tayback Voice Only
Charles Nelson Reilly Voice Only
Melba Moore Voice Only
Loni Anderson Voice Only
Candy Devine Voice Only
Ken Page Voice Only
Earleen Carey Voice Only
John K. Carr Voice Only
Robert Fuller Voice Only
Dan Kuenster Voice Only
Anna Manahan Stella Dallas
Dan Molina Voice Only
Nigel Pegram Voice Only
Godfrey Quigley Voice Only
Mark Swan Voice Only
Dick Zondag Voice Only
Technical Credits
Don Bluth Director, Co-producer, Production Designer, Screenwriter
Gary Goldman Director, Co-producer, Screenwriter
Dan Kuenster Director
Ralph Burns Score Composer
John K. Carr Editor
T.J. Kuenster Songwriter
Larry Leker Production Designer, Screenwriter
Linda Miller Original Story, Screenwriter
Monica Parker Original Story
John Pomeroy Co-producer, Screenwriter
David Steinberg Screenwriter
Charles Strouse Score Composer
Morris F. Sullivan Executive Producer
George A. Walker Executive Producer
David N. Weiss Screenwriter
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    more from this reviewer

    Agree with last reviewer.

    Wow, some people really need to grow up. If it's not people crying devil every time a new Harry Potter book comes out, it's a bitter lady writing a review about how bad a children's cartoon is. You are wrong lady. This movie is amazing. I watched it as a kid, and I am a great person to this day. I watched way worse than this. If you want to watch a cartoon that will most likely offend you (ironically also about dogs), go watch the Plague Dogs. It's one of my favs. Or Heavy Metal. All Dog's Go To Heaven isn't offensive. The real world is offensive with people like your whiny butt. Do you have your kids watching Barney? Or is that too offensive too? I'm done.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great Movie!!!!

    I do not know what the other reviewers are talking about!!! This is a great, classic movie! People get too touchy! People need to stop being so sensitive and expose their kids to great, new things. Get real and enjoy!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great movie

    I was 4 when ,this movie came out. I remember going to the movies and watching it, aND LOVING it Of course I made my parents buy it for me and I have loved it ever scince!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 2, 2010

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    I Also Recommend:

    one very amazing movie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    one very good made movie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Not for young children

    I watched this with my 4 year old granddaughter, and was very disappointed. I found it to be extremely violent and ugly. The main characters (except for the little girl) were not even likable. I don't think this movie is suitable for young children. Even a single star seems excessive.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Really good family movie...

    Pretty good movie, but is a little offensive (gambling, lying, heaven portrayed as angels sitting on a cloud playing the harp, etc.). Some scenes may scare some little kids.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Favorite movie growing up

    When I was about 3 my grandma and I went to a garage sale and i liked the cover of the movie so i asked her if i could get the movie and as soon as we got home she needed to do some cores so she popped it right in and sat me down and went to work right away, she was surprised that i hadnt moved from my spot when she was done and the movie was nearly half way over. I loved everything about that movie and i still do over the years every time i went to grandma's house i wanted to watch all dogs go to heaven....soon i knew every word and every song ( and the sad thing is i havent forgotten them) i think the story has a good moral and i just think its a sweet movie. just this year in january my grandmother passed away and now that shes gone everytime i watch the movie i feel like shes there with me watching the movie, it aways reminds me of her so when im feeling lonely i watch it. If you havent seen it you must, in my opinion its for ages 5 and up because i saw it at a young age and was scared at some parts but in the end it was great. It still is my All- time favorite movie.But i hated all dogs go to heaven 2, for one it did not have burt rynolds and i though he did an excellent job nor did it have hardly any of the origional characters....nor did i enjoy all dogs go to heavens christmas....not the same illustrator and i didnt like the plot of either all dogs go to heaven2 and christmas....but the origional was the best.

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