The film centers on young Mariah, a little girl who dreams of getting a dog for Christmas year after year. This Christmas her dream is fueled after seeing a puppy named Princess at the local pet store. To see if she's ready for the responsibility, Mariah is tasked with dog-sitting her uncle's crazy canine Jack, who upends the family's holiday preparations with his various shenanigans.
Singer Mariah Carey provides the voice of her older self in this animated family Christmas movie See more »
When little Mariah was walking the dog in the snow, the dog got loose from the leash, Mariah chased it all the way to the frozen lake, but the leash was no where on her hand, and the leash was too bulky for her pockets. When she finally caught the dog, the leash suddenly reappears. See more »
I appreciated the fact that the movie really was G, which was surprising for me considering Mariah's innuendo singing videos.
The singing was pretty decent, no real highs or lows, but all in all a good listen.
The voice dubbing left something to be desired, U have a woman born in 1970 dubbing about a pre-teen character, and it doesn't really work. I think Mariah needed someone giving her some constructive criticism in this instead of a bunch of kiss ups giving her feed back. Fred Astaire did the narrating and singing in 'Santa clause is comin to town', and dubbed an older character, to make a point.
I really liked how the script kept the focus on the dog plot, as a lot of advertised dog movies are not in reality focused on a dog, but rather the dog ends up being in more of a sub plot within the movie. Not so in this one. Of course it is an animation, so this is not a perfect comparison.
I can recommend this movie for kids, it focuses on puppies and a child's interaction with her parents (yep, a Christmas video movie in which a child has both a Dad and Mom). The movie in of itself is not any kind of classic, but it is a serviceable G family Christmas watch, younger kids may like it quite a bit.
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