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Teacher's Pet (2004)

PG  |   |  Animation, Family, Comedy  |  16 January 2004 (USA)
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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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Mr. Jolly (voice)
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Pretty Boy (voice)
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Barry Anger (voice)
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Marsha / Marcia (voice) (as Genie Ann Francis)
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Blue Fairy (voice)
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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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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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The little girl voiced by Emma Steinkellner in the opening song first appeared in Teacher's Pet: Never Take Candy from a Kindergartner (2001), where she has a crush on Leonard and then moves onto Scott. See more »

Goofs

At one point Spot breaks out in song and is joined by other animals in a forest. In one shot the sound of a dolphin is heard, although none are present because, again, the scene takes place in a forest. 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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References Get Smart (1965) See more »

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Music and Lyrics by Cheri Steinkellner, Randy Petersen and Kevin Quinn
Performed by Jack Sheldon
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16 April 2010 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This may not be as critically underrated as Hunchback of Notre Dame, but it was certainly financially underrated. I think where this film failed box-office wise was actually being given a theatrical release as it really does feel like a lengthened final episode. This should have been more of a direct-to-video/TV movie than a theatrical one because, really, who would want to pay full price to see a movie based off of a highly underrated show? Teacher's Pet, IMO, was the most well-written show on Disney's One Saturday Morning lineup, mostly backed up by a script that felt like it was written more for adults. The movie has most of this wit and that's why it works. Fans will truly enjoy it.

The songs are good but do leave a bit to be desired. I loved most of them, but there were a couple I felt it could have done without.

Those who never saw the show may be turned off by the character designs. Gary's style of animation is very strange when it comes to appearances, however, animation-wise, this guy's a master as he puts so much energy into the actions.

The humour had that same wit that the TV show was known for, even paying homage to 7 Disney classics. You might not notice them all the first time, but that's part of why it's so fun watching the film again. Some jokes I thought were kinda lame like "I feel Von Trapped", but then again, I have grown tired of puns these days, so that's just me.

The story felt like a good way to end the series. Spot finally becomes human and realizes it's not for him and goes back to his old life, but again, newbies will probably feel lost as to what's going on and only a few things are ever explained to them.

The voice actors do an excellent job, retaining their performances from the show, naturally Nathan Lane providing the best acting. Not much else to say on that matter.


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