All Dogs Go To Heaven Reviews
- 'All Dogs Go to Heaven' is a 1989 animation film directed and produced by Don Bluth (An American Tale, Land Before Time). Another childhood classic, although it did seem better when I watched it as a child. The film tells the story of German Sheppard Charlie, who's murdered by his associate and goes to Heaven. There he learns that he has done no good In his life. With the voices of Burt Reynolds (Deliverance, The Longest Yard) and Dom DeLuise (The Cannonball Run, Haunted Honeymoon).
New Orleans 1939, German Sheppard Charlie (Reynolds) escapes from the dog pound with the help of his nervous friend Itchy (DeLuise). The two go to the casino of Charlie's associate Carface. While Itchy gets lost inside the hallways, Charlie gets drunk and gets murdered by Carface. When arriving in Heaven, Charlie learns that he has done nothing good with his life. Determined to set the record straight, he returns to Earth. Together with Itchy he forces his way into Carface's casino. They stumble upon an orphan girl named Anne-Marie, who is able to talk to animals. With her help, the dogs want to get rich and build a casino of their own. But the longer Charlie takes to do something good, the less change he'll get to return to Heaven...
Typical Don Bluth to make entertaining media with a sense of seriousness.
There are some dark moments within the movie,and how it displays alcohol and drugs the characters use,but Mr. Bluth does his best to at least give a little hint that this is not only for kids but for teens and adults.
The dark and scary moments,including Charlie's nightmare scene is a bit too much to be stuck in the child's mind for some time - but as I watch this movie again,it's not so bad.
All in all,Don Bluth's best work