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


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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Release Date:

17 November 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Todos los perros van al cielo  »

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$14,000,000 (estimated)


$27,100,027 (USA)

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Did You Know?


According to Don Bluth's book "The Art of Animation Drawing", during the first stages of making the film, Robert Towne 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 »


At the very end, when Annabelle (the pink whippet) is taking Charlie back up to Heaven, Charlie has his blue pocket-watch again (the one he lost in the lake) and their lips are moving yet, they aren't talking. This is because they re-used the beginning of the "Let Me Be Surprised" scene. See more »


Itchy Itchiford: Charlie, let me think about this...
Charlie: No! Don't think! From now on, I'll do the thinking!
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits are interspersed with Charlie and Itchy's breakout from the pound. See more »


Let Me Be Surprised
Written by Charles Strouse
Sung by Melba Moore and Burt Reynolds
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Good 'dogs'
30 August 2001 | by See all my reviews

I don't like a lot of animated movies, but I absolutely loved ALL DOGS GO TO HEAVEN. I found it to be the most touching, funny, and enjoyable animated movie I have ever seen. Itchy was very funny and I loved Burt Reynolds as the voice of Charlie. He was great. I can't wait to buy the movie on DVD!!!

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