The character of a shaggy German Shepherd was designed specifically for Burt Reynolds. Refusing to share the profits with Charlie, Carface had been responsible for Charlie and Itchy getting committed at the pound and persuades Charlie to leave town with 50% of the casino's earnings. Charlie returns in form to apologize to Anne-Marie. The whippet angel appears and tells him that because he sacrificed his life for Anne-Marie, Charlie has earned his place in Heaven. They built around the title All Dogs Go to Heaven and drew inspiration from films, such as , and. Don Bluth and his studio had no involvement with any of them, and Burt Reynolds did not reprise his role as Charlie after the first film; he was replaced in the sequel film and television series by and , respectively. Pomeroy also used his presence in the U.
This was Tayback's final film role before his death in 1990. . Don Bluth owned a private 35-mm print of the movie with the cut-out scenes and planned to convince Goldcrest Films on releasing a director's cut of the film after returning from Ireland in the mid-1990s, but the print was eventually stolen from Bluth's locked storage room, diminishing hopes of this version being released on home media though the cut-out scenes of Charlie's nightmare about being condemned was discovered by on October 29, 2016, therefore The Land Before Time was not included the cut-out scenes due to produced by Amblin Entertainment. Dom DeLuise played Itchy through the entire franchise. DeLuise reprised his role in All Dogs Go to Heaven 2, the series and An All Dogs Christmas Carol. They attack Charlie, inadvertently setting an oil fire that soon engulfs the whole structure. Loni Anderson, who voices Flo, was Reynolds' then-wife.
Reynolds is succeeded by for , and for and. To persuade her to stay, Charlie brings to a family of poor puppies and their mother, Flo, at the old abandoned church. Charlie drops his watch into the water, however, he pushes Anne-Marie to safety onto some , and dives into the water to retrieve it, but it stops before he can get to it. Charles Nelson Reilly declined to return for the sequel film, but voiced Killer for the television productions. The was originally about a canine , and one of three short stories making up an. Walking home, Charlie is shot by Carface and Killer, but finds that he is unable to be harmed as long as he is wearing the watch, rendering him immortal until it stops running.
She goes to the attic and wishes to live with the couple in the future. The Animated Films of Don Bluth. He also stumbles on to an orphan girl who can talk to the animals, thus allowing him to get the inside info on the races to ensure his wins to finance his plans. Charlie's pained howls from their attacks summon King Gator, who arrives and chases Carface off. Sometime later, Kate and Harold adopt Anne-Marie, who has also adopted Itchy. After beating up Itchy, Carface and his thugs destroy Charlie and Itchy's casino.
When a casino owning dog named Charlie is murdered by his rival Carface, he finds himself in Heaven basically by default since all dogs go to heaven. The next day at the race track, Charlie steals a from a couple as they talk to Anne-Marie and become alarmed by her unwashed appearance. The film is an Irish, British and American venture, produced by and Goldcrest Films. The model for the character of Charlie was a German Shepherd, appropriately named Burt. Anne-Marie and a redeemed Killer are discovered by Itchy, Flo, Kate, Harold, and the authorities, as the boat sinks into the water. Flo, hearing Anne-Marie's scream, sends Itchy to get help from Kate and Harold, and he rouses the dogs of the city by his side. However, since he wants to get back at his killer, he cons his way back to the living with the warning that doing that damns him to Hell.
Anne-Marie awakens, and they reconcile. Reilly was the second original voice actor that reprised his role in the series and An All Dogs Christmas Carol except for the sequel. While there, Anne-Marie becomes upset at Charlie for stealing the wallet. Once back, he teams with his old partner, Itchy to prep his retaliation. Anne-Marie overhears the conversation and tearfully runs away before she is kidnapped by Carface, and Charlie follows them. Another pair of voices, those of Carface and Killer Vic Tayback and Charles Nelson Reilly, respectively , also recorded together.
Her singing voice was performed by Lana Beeson. Writer and producer Pomeroy decided to shorten Charlie's nightmare about being. After reuniting with Itchy, they discover that Carface has kidnapped a young orphaned girl named Anne-Marie, who has the ability to talk to animals and gain knowledge of a race's results beforehand, allowing Carface to rig the odds on the rat races in his favor. It tells the story of Charlie B. On its cinema release, it competed directly with 's , released on the same day.
He also stumbles on to an orphan girl who can talk to the animals, thus allowing him to get the inside info on the races to ensure his wins to finance his plans. He steals the watch and winds it back, returning to Earth, but is told that when the watch stops again, he will not return to Heaven and will end up in instead. It was also their first to be funded from sources outside of Hollywood, the previous two feature films, and , had been backed by and , and executive producers and for The Land Before Time only exercised a degree of control over the content of the films, a situation Bluth found disagreeable. They rescue her, intending to use her abilities to get revenge on Carface, though Charlie tells her that they plan to give their winnings to the poor and help her find some parents. An official soundtrack was released on July 1, 1989, by on and featuring 13 tracks, including seven vocal songs performed by various cast members. Anne-Marie, upon discovering that she had been used, threatens to leave. The home video release received an Award of Excellence from the.
Charlie and Itchy use their winnings to build a successful casino in the junkyard where they live. Child actress Judith Barsi, who voiced in Bluth's previous film The Land Before Time, was selected to voice Anne-Marie; she was killed in an apparent murder-suicide over a year before All Dogs Go to Heaven was released. For this one, they requested them to record their parts in the studio together in American animation, actors more commonly record their parts solo. For All Dogs Go to Heaven 2, All Dogs Go to Heaven: The Series and An All Dogs Christmas Carol, took Tayback's role. Reviewers often drew unfavorable comparisons to , criticizing the disjointed narrative, the quality of the animation, and the songs by Charlie Strouse and T. Barkin and his best friend Itchy Itchiford escape from the and return to their on the , formerly run by Charlie himself and his business partner, Carface Caruthers.