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Judith Barsi's final film. Barsi and her mother were murdered by Barsi's father a year and a half before the film's release. The film's ending theme, "Love Survives," is dedicated to Barsi's memory.
During the scene when Charlie is in heaven, where they keep all the clocks, one of them is a Mickey Mouse wristwatch. Director Don Bluth is a former Disney animator.
The movie's title is derived from a quote by Robert Louis Stevenson: "You think those dogs will not be in heaven? I tell you they will be there long before any of us."
When the heavenly whippet looks in Charlie's records, his mother and father are named "Loni" and "Burt", and look like canine versions of Loni Anderson and Burt Reynolds (who were together at the time.)
During the scene where Charlie is almost shot by Carface, he and Anne-Marie pass by "Bluth's Bakery" - a reference to director Don Bluth.
On the soundtrack version of "Let Me Be Surprised", Charlie is heard saying "Damn that Carface, I'll kill him." but the "damn" part is removed in the movie (though Charlie still mouths the word)
Steven Spielberg was going to be the executive producer of this film and have it released under the Amblin banner, but left the project after creative differences with director Don Bluth while they were making The Land Before Time (1988).
The illustration on the War and Peace book that Charlie "reads" to Anne-Marie has the caption "General Pomeroy is shot." This is a reference to lead animator John Pomeroy, who is also a military history buff.
Burt Reynolds and Dom DeLuise recorded their lines together, as did Vic Tayback and Charles Nelson Reilly.
Don Bluth was so heartbroken over the death of Judith Barsei the voice of Annmarie he based the character's design and mannerisms on her to honor her memory and cope with the loss.
The book on Charlie's life reads Charlie B. Barkin September 13, 1937 mostly German Shepard but also part collie, part great Dane and part retriever in short a bit of a mutt. the rest is difficult to make out but may mention how he doesn't have much goodness or loyalty, tends to be on the greedy side, but a a small section does mention strong love.possibly foreshadowing his change from bad to good.
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The scene involving Charlie in Hell was trimmed by MGM to avoid a possible PG rating, However Don Bluth owns a private version of the film uncut that has never been released on home media.
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Despite last minuet censorship, most modern audiences believe the film should be re-rated PG.
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Charile's use of the word "damn" was cut out of the film though Burt Reynolds does recall recording the actual line.
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Don Bluth:  [casting]  Dom DeLuise and Charles Nelson Reilly both provide voices for this film.
Don Bluth:  [children]  Anne-Marie is an orphan.
Don Bluth:  [important object]  Charlie's watch.

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