Skip to main content

Disney's Teacher's Pet

PG| 1 hr. 13 min.

Plot Summary
In this animated musical, Spot (Nathan Lane) is a snarky blue-furred dog whose greatest desire is to be transformed into a human, and who already dons a human costume so he can pose as a student at a local school. Opportunity strikes when he sees a television commercial in which Doctor Krank (Kelsey Grammer) claims to be able to turn animals into humans. However, when the experiment goes wrong, Spot must enlist the help of his owner, Leonard Helperman.

Cast: Nathan Lane , Kelsey Grammer , Shaun Fleming , Debra Jo Rupp , David Ogden Stiers , Jerry Stiller , Paul Reubens , Megan Mullally

Director: Timothy Björklund

Genres: Children, Comedy, Animated

Distributor: Buena Vista Pictures

Disney's Teacher's Pet (2004)

Release Date: January 16th, 2004|1 hr. 13 min.

watch now
critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • It seems like a bizarre move for Disney, releasing a film that combines elements of "Blue's Clues" and "The Island of Dr. Moreau." show more

  • Teacher's Pet is no "Finding Nemo," nor even "Lilo and Stitch," but it is an enjoyable family film -- particularly for younger kids -- during a time of year when such fare is lacking. show more

  • The energy is genuine, and the level of invention is remarkable, sustained as it is by Mr. Baseman's genially garish art, Timothy Bjoerklund's direction from a script by Bill and Cherie Steinkellner, and Nathan Lane's madly passionate performance as the canine who was famously born on the wrong end of a leash. show more

See all critic reviews on

similar movies

  • Pinocchio (1940)

  • Rio (2011)

  • The Wild Thornberrys Movie (2002)

  • Tangled (2010)

  • Frankenweenie (2012)

How do you watch stuff?


How else do you watch?

Select your online providers
My Settings

You are currently subscribed as: {email}


Get the latest reviews, movie news, photos, and trailers sent straight to your inbox.

Weekly Newsletter

Daily alerts


You're not following any movies.

These are the movies you’re currently following.

    Update settings