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Shelby (2014)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Family | November 2015 (USA)
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When stray pup Shelby runs away from the pound and ends up in the home of aspiring magician Jake, the whole family pulls off an ultimate magic trick to rescue him from the local dogcatcher.


Brian K. Roberts


David Forrest (original story), Jeremy Wadzinski
2 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview:
Rob Schneider ... Shelby (voice)
Tom Arnold ... Doug the Dog Catcher
Jennifer Gibson ... Rich Divorcee
Riley Blue Roberts ... Spoiled Kid
Jefferson Brown ... Edward Parker
Natalie Lisinska ... Lilly Parker
John Paul Ruttan ... Jake Parker
Will Jester Will Jester ... Brent Parker
Aj Bridel Aj Bridel ... Chloe (as A.J. Bridel)
Drew Murphy Drew Murphy ... Sally Parker (as Drew Murphey)
Chevy Chase ... Grandpa Geoffrey
Christian Potenza ... Uncle Stephen
Addison Holley ... Haley
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This isn't just a Christmas miracle... It's Christmas magic! In this heart-warming family tale, rescue dog Shelby manages to escape the dog pound on Christmas Eve and runs straight into the arms of little Jake (John Paul Ruttan, Robocop). Immediately the two are inseparable! Jake wants to be a magician and Shelby soon becomes the best friend and magical assistant he's always wanted... The only thing standing between them and a perfect Christmas is the notorious local dogcatcher - he has Shelby in his sights and he's not going to stop until he finds him! Can Shelby and Jake conjure up a little Christmas magic to save the day? Written by anon

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A dog for Christmas
30 November 2015 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

Shelby is a corny family film that works if you watch it with kids in the run up to Christmas although even then their mileage will run out by the end.

Shelby is an unwanted beagle always escaping the dog pound and never getting away as the dogcatcher Doug (Tom Arnold) always catches up with him.

However Shelby manages to impress a rich lady and her son who come into the pound looking for a dog and are impressed when Shelby performs some tricks but he again escapes from the pound on Christmas Eve and gets taken in by aspiring young magician Jake (John Paul Ruttan).

However Doug has been offered a substantial sum of money by the rich lady to retrieve Shelby and Jake's family are not keen on another mutt in the house. So Jake keeps Shelby's stay in the house a secret but he just causes canine chaos.

Rob Schneider is the voice of Shelby who narrates the story and Chevy Chase is Jake's grandpa.

The film starts brightly enough as Shelby tries to evade Doug after he escapes. I guess it loses a little impetus when Shelby is hiding out in the family home but then picks up as the kids get together to rescue him.

It is not too schmaltzy or preachy, it has a bit of knockabout humour and even some toilet humour. As I said it is a bit of festive fun if you want to watch it with younger kids.

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Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada


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