• All Dogs Go to Heaven (1989)

All Dogs Go to Heaven

Release Date: 1989

DVD Release Date: March 6th, 2001

G |1 hr 26 min

Plot Summary

In this animated feature, canine casino owner Charlie (Burt Reynolds) is killed by gambler Carface (Vic Tayback), but returns to Earth from heaven thanks to the powers of a magical, rewindable watch. Charlie sets out to take his revenge on Carface by means of an elaborate plan that involves an orphan girl, Anne-Marie. But as the plan progresses, Charlie discovers that Anne-Marie is being exploited by Carface. Charlie must decide whether to change his mission from one of revenge to one of rescue.

Cast: Dom DeLuise, Burt Reynolds, Daryl Gilley, Candy Devine, Charles Nelson Reilly, Vic Tayback, Melba Moore, Judith Barsi

Director: Don Bluth

Genres: Fantasy , Animated , Children

Production Co: Goldcrest Films International

Keywords: 1980s , Transformation , Inspiring , Rescue , Revenge , Friendship

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    There is a lot of individualism in this movie, both in the filmmaking and in the characters. show more

  • 75
    TV Guide Magazine

    The animation, courtesy of Don Bluth's studio, is exceptional, and some fine musical moments are provided by Melba Moore. show more

  • 88
    Dave KehrChicago Tribune

    Charlie, who owes an obvious debt to Chuck Jones' Wile E. Coyote, comes equipped with one of the most expressive faces in cartoon history: Bluth keeps his features-ears, snout, mouth, eyes-in constant flux, a beautiful blend of line and volume that represents the pinnacle of the animator's art. [17 Nov 1989]

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