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Teacher's Pet (2004)

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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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Dr. Ivan Krank (voice)
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Leonard Amadeus Helperman (voice)
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Mrs. Mary Lou Moira Angela Darling Helperman (voice)
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Mr. Jolly (voice)
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Pretty Boy (voice)
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Dennis (voice)
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Adele (voice)
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Ian Wazselewski (voice)
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Principal Crosby Strickler (voice)
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Barry Anger (voice)
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Mrs. Boogin (voice)
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Marsha / Marcia (voice) (as Genie Ann Francis)
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John / Juan (voice)
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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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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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Disney's Teacher's Pet  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,602,245, 18 January 2004, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$6,491,350, 4 April 2004
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Trivia

If you look in the background of the "I Wanna Be a Boy" song, when Spot/Scott is on his skateboard, you will see a billboard for the Barry Anger Show, which proves to be important to the plot later on. See more »

Goofs

The first time the crocodile-boy's eye falls out, it's his left eye. All other times, it's his right. See more »

Quotes

Ivan Krank: Oh, haven't you heard, my good man? Nature is dead! Science is king!
Mr. Jolly: Oh, that is just wrong on so many levels.
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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 »

Connections

Spoofs Lady and the Tramp (1955) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm Moving On
Music and Lyrics by Cheri Steinkellner (as Cheri Steinkellner), Randy Petersen and Kevin Quinn
Performed by Debra Jo Rupp (uncredited), Nathan Lane (uncredited), Shaun Fleming (uncredited), Kelsey Grammer (uncredited), Paul Reubens (uncredited), Megan Mullally (uncredited), Jerry Stiller (uncredited), David Ogden Stiers (uncredited) and chorus
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Such a great movie!
17 June 2014 | by See all my reviews

Teacher's Pet has an energy that makes it completely different from every animated film ever! The music matches the great Broadway feel of The Producers and the story is as zany as a Saturday morning cartoon. The cast and writing also helps capture the strangeness and bizarre nature as any painting its creator Gary Baseman has ever made! Highly Recommended to anyone looking for a different film experience! As someone once said, "If ever there were a dark, twisted, crazier, wackier, happier, sadder, madder, badder, better, lovely, scary, freakier, musically, crazily, psychotic, robotic, phonic, larger, smaller, lefter, righter, worser, greater, monster-filled, pun-filled, reference-filled, song-filled, awesome, cooler, jazzier, and just all around interesting film ever made, this would be that film." Oh wait, I said that. Well, anyway.


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