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Based on 26 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 50
    Carla Meyer San Francisco Chronicle

    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

  • 63
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    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

  • 90
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    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

  • 75
    Philadelphia Inquirer

    You don't have to be a fan of the TV show to enjoy watching this dog chase his shtick. show more

  • 75
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    By deftly blending silliness and sophistication, this little movie does its part to stem the technological tide. show more

  • 80
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    For all the work that went into the whimsical creatures and painterly palette, the voice actors more or less steal the show. show more

  • 75
    Robert K. Elder Chicago Tribune

    First-time director Timothy Bjorklund, who also shepherded Teacher's Pet on television, conducts some inventive, devilish sequences. show more

  • 75
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    The animation, supervised by director Timothy Bjorkland, is deliberately crude, but it complements the wacky story line just as well as the excellent musical numbers, one of which is a spot-on homage/parody of Sondheim. show more

  • 63
    Laine Ewen Premiere

    The ending of Teacher's Pet, like the rest of the film, feels a bit rushed. Then again, the movie is geared toward a population with small attention spans and smaller bladders. show more

  • 50
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    Barrels along on a diverting enough sugar high, but in the hangover that follows you may wonder where the wonder was. show more

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