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All Dogs Go to Heaven (1989)

G  |   |  Animation, Comedy, Drama  |  17 November 1989 (USA)
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A dog returns from the dead looking for revenge on his killer using an orphan girl who can talk to animals.

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Itchy Itchiford (voice)
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Anne-Marie (voice)
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Whippet Angel (voice)
Daryl Gilley ...
Dog Caster (voice)
Candy Devine ...
Vera (voice)
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Killer (voice)
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Carface (voice)
Rob Fuller ...
Harold (voice)
Earleen Carey ...
Kate (voice)
Anna Manahan ...
Stella Dallas (voice)
Nigel Pegram ...
Sir Reginald (voice)
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Flo (voice)
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King Gator (voice)
Godfrey Quigley ...
Terrier (voice)
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Storyline

When a casino owning dog named Charlie is murdered by his rival Carface, he finds himself in Heaven basically by default since all dogs go to heaven. However, since he wants to get back at his killer, he cons his way back to the living with the warning that doing that damns him to Hell. Once back, he teams with his old partner, Itchy to prep his retaliation. He also stumbles on to an orphan girl who can talk to the animals, thus allowing him to get the inside info on the races to ensure his wins to finance his plans. However, all the while, he is still haunted by nightmares on what's waiting for him on the other side unless he can prove that he is worthy of Heaven again. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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But not all dogs stay there!


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Also Known As:

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$14,000,000 (estimated)

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$27,100,027 (USA)
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Trivia

According to director Don Bluth's book "The Art of Animation Drawing", during the first stages of making the film, Robert Towne, the writer of Chinatown (1974) and _Tequila Sunrise_, came by Bluth's Dublin studio and decided to help them come up with the story of this movie after Bluth and his crew went through several weeks of being in deadlock. After he read what the crew came up with up to that point, he took a bathroom break, and then he gave them a simplified sum-up of what the story should be about. This would eventually become the final plot of the movie. See more »

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Charlie brings pizza to Flo and her pups. Pizza would have been unknown in New Orleans in 1939. It did not become popular all over the United States until after World War II. See more »

Quotes

Charlie: You must have taken dance lessons. You have natural rhythm, unusual in a whippet.
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Crazy Credits

The credits, featuring a choral symphony, are interrupted by Charlie, who complains that just because "we're all dead doesn't mean the music has to be." The heavenly whippet (Melba Moore, a gospel singer) agrees, and a rollicking gospel rendition begins. A scene featuring Carface and the heavenly whippet shows Carface stealing his own watch as Charlie did, with the whippet chasing him. Charlie appears, and coyly says, "He'll be back", and winks at the camera. See more »


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Love Survives
Main Title Song
Music and Lyrics by Al Kasha, Joel Hirschhorn, and Michael Lloyd
Performed by Irene Cara and Freddie Jackson
Produced by Michael Lloyd and David Franco (executive)
Freddie Jackson's performance courtesy of Capitol Records
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Doggy Heaven from Homers Simpson's view. Santa's Little Helper Isn't there yet, but will be soon.
14 January 2005 | by (Philippines) – See all my reviews

An unforgettable masterpiece from the creator of The Secret of Nimh and The Land Before Time, this was a very touching bittersweet cartoon. I remember this very well from my childhood, it was funny and sad and very beautiful. Well it starts out a bit dark, a dog who escaped the pound, and gets killed by an old friend, ends up in Heaven, and comes back. But it becomes sweet when he befriends an orphaned girl who can talk to animals. Some scenes were a bit scary contrary to other cartoons, like the dream sequence of Charlie, but everything else was okay,and the songs were fair. A memorable role of Burt Reynolds and Dom DeLuise, I just love that guy, ahehehe. And Judith Barsi of Jaws The Revenge, may God rest her soul, poor girl, she didn't deserve to die, but she is in Heaven now, all good people go to Heaven. Overall this is a very good animated movie, a Don Bluth classic enough to put anime and Disney to shame. Recommended for the whole family. And know this, if you have the original video of this, you'll find after the movie, Dom DeLuise has a very important and special message, gotta love that guy, ahehehe.


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