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An intergalactic dog pilot from Sirius (the dog star), visits Earth to verify the rumors that dogs have failed to take over the planet.

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Wilson's Other Dad
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Owen Baker is a 12-year-old loner who has been working as a neighborhood dog-walker so he can earn the privilege of getting a dog of his own. His hard work pays off when his parents let him adopt a scruffy mutt he names Hubble. Both boy and dog get more than they bargained for when Owen wakes up one morning to discover he can understand every word Hubble says, including the ominous phrase: "Take me to your leaders." Owen learns that dogs came to Earth thousands of years ago to colonize and dominate the planet. Hubble (who is really named Canid 3942) has been sent by the powerful Greater Dane on a mission from the Dog Star Sirius to make sure dogs have fulfilled this destiny. Despite the best efforts of Owen's rag-tag group of neighborhood dogs to convince him otherwise, Hubble soon discovers the awful truth about Earth dogs: "You're all pets!" Now Owen (a boy who never had a friend) and Hubble (a dog who never needed one) must work together to prepare the neighborhood dogs for a visit... Written by Sujit R. Varma

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This Fall...Earth is going to the dogs. See more »


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

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10 October 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Um Cão do Outro Mundo  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,107,022, 12 October 2003, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$37,566,230, 30 November 2003
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Trivia

Liam Aiken was allowed to hold the camera and film one shot in the film, but it ended up being cut. See more »

Goofs

When Owen is trying to teach Hubble to play fetch and is throwing the ball for the other dogs, Nelly is always either at the back of the pack or not even seen. Italian Greyhounds, like Nelly, are built for speed and can run faster than most dogs. Most likely, if you were to throw a ball for a Bernese Mountain Dog (Shep, who was always in the front) and an Italian Greyhound, the greyhound would be way ahead of the Bernese Mountain Dog. See more »

Quotes

Hubble: I think you're a good boy too.
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Connections

References Space Jam (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

The Puppy Song
Written by Harry Nilsson
Performed by Uncle Kracker
Produced by Mike Bradford
Courtesy of Lava Records
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It's My Dog Skip meets E.T.
19 October 2003 | by See all my reviews

This is a very entertaining lighthearted film, it's for anybody who has a pet. 12 year old Owen Baker(Liam Aiken) is a very lonely boy, who's best friends so far seem to be the neighbors dogs he walks everyday. Owen really wants one of his own. One day his parents take him to the pound to get one. He finds a cute dog and names him Hubble. But Owen slowly discovers, this is no ordinary dog. Who just happens to be a very intelligent dog from outer space. A pure delight for the whole family. Matthew Broderick is also good as the voice of Hubble. It's funny and delightful. Please don't quit making movies like this.


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