Amazing Stories (1985–1987)
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The only animated episode of the show that's also a backdoor pilot. It has three segments: A family takes out their frustrations on their poor dog, watches their Christmas home movie, and sends the dog to guard dog school after a burglary.

Director:

Brad Bird

Writer:

Brad Bird
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Stan Freberg ... Skip Binford (voice)
Annie Potts ... Mrs. Bev Binford (voice)
Mercedes McCambridge ... Miss Lestrange (voice)
Scott Menville ... Billy Binford (voice)
Brooke Ashley Brooke Ashley ... Buffy Binford (voice)
Brad Bird ... Family Dog (voice)
Marshall Efron ... Burglar (voice)
Stanley Ralph Ross ... Burglar (voice)
Jack Angel Jack Angel ... Security Guard (voice)
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Storyline

In this animated episode of three interrelated stories, a middle-class, suburban family, is seen through the eyes of their put-upon dog.

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Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Language:

English

Release Date:

16 February 1987 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The short-lived animated CBS series Family Dog (1993) was spun off from this episode. See more »

Quotes

Buffy Binford: Oopie Baby want food too!
[she holds her doll up and it belches very loudly]
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Connections

Referenced in The Iron Giant (1999) See more »

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One of the funniest films I've ever seen.
21 September 2006 | by michaelkeane-1See all my reviews

This episode of "Family Dog" remains about the funniest film I have ever seen. Not only did I thoroughly enjoy it, but so did my whole family. It's now nearly 20 years since it was made, but my two daughters can still recite the entire dialog, and we still "crack-up" when we think about it!!! The expressions on the faces, the antics, the characters, the situations, are truly inspired. I was not aware, although not surprised, that there was a whole series of episodes "spinning-off" from this original, and I wouldn't mind seeing those. Sometimes, however, the follow-ons can be a little disappointing when compared with the original, especially when the original is so brilliant.


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