ALL DOGS GO TO HEAVEN (1989 USA)


Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.3|5.0 Starsììì

All Dogs Go to Heaven, despite its good concept, misses the mark of excellence, the magical element that makes entertainment work. It fails to reach the heart so that the audience responds in kind with that ‘Awww, gee whiz, that’s just the way it is’ feeling. That missing magic kills many films and this movie is no exception to that rule. The entertainment business ticks and thrives on its ability to lure and keep its audience within the spell of the story from its opening scene to its last scene. This movie seems designed for an audience of 10 years of age. It is not a child/adult share.

Storyline

A dog goes to heaven and comes back to earth to find a bad dog acquaintance has kidnapped a young, orphan girl.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Directors Don Bluth, Gary Goldman, and Dan Kuenster for directing effort. Thank you to
Executive Producers Morris F. Sullivan and George Walker for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Charlie B. Barkin (voice of Burt Reynolds), Itchy Itchiford (voice of Dom DeLuise), Anne-Marie (voice of Judith Barsi), Whippet Angel (voice of Melba Moore), Dog Caster (voice of Daryl Gilley), Vera (voice of Candy Devine), Killer (voice of Charles Nelson Reilly), Carface (voice of Vic Tayback), and Harold (voice of Rob Fuller).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Maybe. This animated movie needs touching up to make it work well for a children’s audience.

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