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Spot (Lane) is a dog who can talk and read. Posing as a human, he sneaks into school with his master Leonard (Flemming). Educational adventures ensue.

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Storyline

Leonard is a 4th grader; his mother, Mrs. Mary Lou Helperman, is his teacher, and has been nominated for a teaching award. They plan a trip to Florida for the finals, but need to leave their dog, Spot, behind. Unknown to Mrs. Helperman, Spot has been masquerading as a boy, Scott, who is her star pupil. Spot wants nothing more than to be a real boy, and sees a way to this when mad scientist Ivan Krank appears on the Barry Anger show. Krank thinks he can turn animals into humans. Conveniently, his lab is right down the street from where the Helpermans are staying, so Spot, as Scott (and the rest of his family) convinces Mary Lou to take him along. Spot becomes a man, but discovers it's not everything he ever dreamed of after all. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Rated PG for some mildly crude humor | See all certifications »

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16 January 2004 (USA)  »

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Disney's Teacher's Pet  »

Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,602,245 (USA) (16 January 2004)

Gross:

$6,491,350 (USA) (2 April 2004)
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Trivia

The song that Christy Carlson Romano sings is a cover of the song Doris Day sang in Teacher's Pet (1958), but the 1958 film has no other connection to this film or the Teacher's Pet (2000) cartoon show. See more »

Goofs

When Leonard is searching for Spot around the trailer, the "No Dogs" tire cover is scratched and ruined. In a later scene, it's fine. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Jolly: Outside? But I'm an indoor cat. I'm afraid of the outside.
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References White Heat (1949) See more »

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A Boy Needs A Dog
Music and Lyrics by Randy Petersen and Kevin Quinn
Arranged by Carl Johnson
Performed by Nathan Lane and Shaun Fleming
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Good Family Movie
17 January 2004 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

This was a VERY funny movie. I took my 11 year-old (did I mention she's pre-adolescent?) daughter and didn't know what to expect. We both laughed SO hard throughout the whole movie! There's a lot of humor both for adults AND kids, so everyone has lots to laugh about. There are subtle and not-so-subtle references to old gag-lines from old movies (well, not SO old), but, most adults will recognize one of the running gag lines in this movie as reminiscent of the first "Airplane!" film. I was VERY pleased there was no bad language or inappropriate stuff. I'm pretty conservative and I got a kick out of all of it. Loved the house number of the Mad Scientist's house!! (I'm not telling!) This movie is played like a Broadway musical -- lots of "let's stop a minute and do a musical number" kind of stuff. It was a hoot, frankly. And VERY well done, I might add! Kudos to the creative team that put this one together. Might we see another soon? Hope so!


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