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Teacher's Pet (2004)

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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A musical tail about one dog's dream of becoming a boy. See more »


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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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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

Spot/Scott: What is it with this family and singing? I'm starting to feel a little VonTrapped.
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Crazy Credits

The opening and closing Disney credits have been redrawn to match the animation style of the film. See more »

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Spoofs Pinocchio (1940) See more »

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Mambo del Perro
Music and Lyrics by Stephen James Taylor
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Possibly the most under-rated Disney movie,
19 January 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Timothy Björklund gives us a complete box-office flop of a Disney movie.

Our story follows Spot the dog on his adventure to become a boy. This time, in feature-length form, he travels to California to visit the sane (he swears) Dr. Ivan Krank, who says he can turn any animal human.

Nathan Lane plays Spot Helperman or Scott Leadready II when he dresses up like a boy. I love Nathan Lane's voice acting, he was great in the Lion King, and is great in this, no complaints.

Shaun Flemming plays Leonard Amadeus Helperman, Spot's owner and best friend. His voice acting is done well enough, not as great as Nathan Lane's, but nothing terrible.

Kelsey Grammar plays the SANE Dr. Ivan Krank, a scientist who has developed a very inept way of transforming animals to humans. Kelsey Grammar has fine voice acting, probably from his experience as Sideshow Bob on the hit series The Simpsons.

I have no complaints about this movie, it was well crafted, pretty well drawn, and I don't see why it wasn't a hit. Two big things kind of bothered me though, for one I hate Debra Jo Rupp's voice, I find her annoying! Second, the way the animators drew people kind of make them look creepy.


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