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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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Spot / Scott (voice)
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Dr. Krank (voice)
Shaun Fleming ...
Leonard (voice)
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Mrs. Helperman (voice)
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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 (voice)
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Principal 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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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

HIDDEN MICKEY: Mickey appears in the end credits in a Disney World photo. See more »

Goofs

During the song "A Whole Bunch of World," the Oklahoma flag is being waved in Kansas. See more »

Quotes

Spot/Scott: Time sure flies when you're changing species.
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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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References White Heat (1949) See more »

Soundtracks

Small But Mighty
Music and Lyrics by Randy Petersen and Kevin Quinn
Performed by Jerry Stiller (uncredited) and David Ogden Stiers (uncredited)
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A nice alternative to the standard Disney output
16 January 2004 | by 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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