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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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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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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 »

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I'm Moving On
Music and Lyrics by Cheri Steinkellner, Randy Petersen and Kevin Quinn
Performed by Debra Jo Rupp, Nathan Lane, Shaun Fleming, Kelsey Grammer, Paul Reubens, Megan Mullally, Jerry Stiller, David Ogden Stiers and chorus
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A nice alternative to the standard Disney output
16 January 2004 | by (Philadelphia) – See all my reviews

If you like your animation over-the-top and the jokes at a breakneck pace, then this one's for you. Nathan Lane does a great job as Spot the dog who wants to be a boy, along with fellow voices Kelsey Grammar, Paul Ruebens and Jerry Stiller.

The animation is unusual (imagine the drawings on the board game Cranium coming to life), but a nice break from the perfect Pixar flicks. The songs leave something to be desired, but most are brief and then its back to the jokes.

A nice alternative to the standard Disney output: 7 out of 10.


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