Amazing Stories (1985–1987)
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Family Dog 

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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Details

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

Skip Binford: You look great honey.
Mrs. Bev Binford: Thanks. I had my tips frosted.
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Connections

Referenced in The Iron Giant (1999) See more »

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The Family Dog is Mine
15 November 2008 | by Tiberius476See all my reviews

I remember seeing this short film when it first aired on Amazing Stories in 1987 and I thought that it was the funniest thing I had ever seen. Every character (including the dog who is silent) was extremely funny. I have never forgotten it and was looking for it all over the place (thank heaven for the internet). I watched it, and although the animation is not on par with anything that is out today, it is still probably one of the funniest things I have ever seen in my life. I cannot get it out of my mind (I think the same thing as the robber at the end, every morning when I have to walk my dogs). If you can, find it...If you can't, find it anyway, it will surely crack you up, dog lover or not.


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