Movies All Dogs Go to Heaven (1989, Burt Reynolds, Dom DeLuise) Published 4 months ago on October 14, 2018 ‘All dogs go to heaven because unlike people, dogs are naturally kind.’ This simple premise formed the basis of Don Bluth’s All Dogs Go To Heaven. For this follow-up to the surprise hit An American Tail, the director recruited the vocal talents of Burt Reynolds, Dom DeLuise, Loni Anderson, Charles Nelson Reilly and others. German shepherd Charlie B. Barkin is a roguish gangster in Depression-era New Orleans. When former associate and all-around bad pit bull Carface has him killed, Charlie learns that all dogs do, indeed, go to heaven. The thing is, Charlie doesn’t want to be in heaven. He wants revenge. And so, Charlie cons his way back to earth, with a warning that by so doing, he’s reserving a place in the doggie underworld. Charlie re-teams with dachshund buddy Itchy and discovers sweet orphan girl Anne-Marie, who has the ability to talk to animals. This little gift makes it easy for the wee girl to predict the races, so Charlie starts to turn a tidy profit. Carface gets wind of this and kidnaps the girl, forcing Charlie to decide what’s really important to him. All Dogs Go To Heaven was a story of doggie redemption, punctuated by show-stopping musical numbers. Perhaps the best of these showtunes featured the enormous King Gator performing an Esther Williams-style water ballet. With comic bits like that, the film charmed audiences, leading to a 1996 theatrical sequel and an animated series in 1997. production details USA | UA, Goldcrest Films, Sullivan Bluth Studios | 89 minutes | 1989 Director: Don Bluth Gary Goldman Dan Kuenster Script: Larry Leker, Linda Miller, David N. Weiss, Guy Shulman, Don Bluth, Ken Cromar, cast Dom DeLuise as Itchy Itchiford (voice) Robert Fuller as Harold Burt Reynolds as Charlie B. Barkin (voice) Judith Barsi as Anne-Marie (voice) Melba Moore as Whippet Angel (voice) Daryl Gilley as Dog Caster (voice) Candy Devine as Vera (voice) Charles Nelson Reilly as Killer (voice) Vic Tayback as Carface (voice) Rob Fuller as Harold (voice) Earleen Carey as Kate (voice) Anna Manahan as Stella Dallas (voice) Nigel Pegram as Sir Reginald (voice) Loni Anderson as Flo (voice) Ken Page as King Gator (voice) Godfrey Quigley as Terrier (voice) Jay Stevens as Mastiff (voice) Jack Angel as (voice) (uncredited) Nancy Cartwright as (voice) (uncredited) AnimationAnna ManahanBurt ReynoldsCandy DevineCharles Nelson ReillyComedyDan KuensterDaryl GilleyDavid N. WeissDom DeLuiseDon BluthDramaEarleen CareyFamilyFantasyGary GoldmanJudith BarsiLarry LekerLinda MillerMelba MooreRob FullerRobert FullerVic Tayback Advertisement advertisement and this just in Episodes22 hours ago Miracle Workers: 12 Days (TBS Tues 26 Feb 2019) 12 Days: A troublesome human complicates Craig and Eliza’s plan, while Sanjay attempts to burnish his credentials. With Steve Buscemi,... Episodes22 hours ago Teachers: The Final Robe (TV Land Tues 26 Feb 2019) The Final Robe: Ms. Bennigan has two spots left in her bridal party and the three remaining teachers compete to... Episodes22 hours ago Food Truck Nation: Smoked, Stuffed and Frozen Finds (S1EP8 Tues 26 Feb 2019 on Cooking) Chef Brad Miller visits a food truck in Orange County that has its own custom smoker onboard, then he tries... 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