All Dogs Go to Heaven

Synopsis: 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. 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. Once back, he teams with his old partner, Itchy to prep his retaliation. 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. However, all the while, he is still haunted by nightmares on what's waiting for him on the other side unless he can prove that he is worthy of Heaven again.
Director(s): Don Bluth, Gary Goldman (co-director), Dan Kuenster (co-director)
Production: MGM Home Entertainment
  1 nomination.
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84 min


A few more degrees

to the left!



No, no!

Your other left!

That's it!

Keep coming,

keep coming!

You're almost through!


itchy, what is it?


are you ok?


don't stop now.




I'm sorry, boss.

I got dirt

in my nose.


you going to

do it again?

Doh...stand back.






you're a genius!

Thanks, boss.

I'm glad to see you.

Where are you?

Ow! What was that?

Adga--Ooh. It's a pipe.

Here I am, Charlie.

You ok?

Shh! Shh! Shh! I'm ok.

Where are you?

Aah! No!

Put that out.

What, are you

trying to kill me?

I'm so sorry, boss,

but the pipe--

Here, let me try this.

I think that might be

a water main.

No, Charlie.

Water mains are green.

This is red.

You're colour-blind. You've

always been colour-blind.

That's true,

but this is green.

It's red.


Busted water main!

Hit the lights!

Call command central!

Ooh! Look out!

Shine the light

over there!

No, over there!

Aah! Itchy!

Oh, whoa!


Let's get out of here!

Sorry, Charlie.

I think--

Don't think!

From now on, I'll think!

My stuff!

Forget the stuff!

I'll buy you more stuff!

Wait! My drill!

Oh, come on!

Ooh! Itchy.

Not now! Don't--

Don't! Not now!

Uh! Uh!

I can't help it, Charlie.

I itch when I'm nervous!

Well, don't be nervous.

Just scratch this.

It's not worth it

being with you!

Pull this!

Pull this!

Ah, pull this.

Yah! Whoa!

Just a minute!

Are you ok?

Come on!

You're such a grouch!

On your marks...

get set...

and they're off!

It's a spectacular line-Up

With mighty morris

taking an early lead.

Rat o' war is second

by a head,

And secretary rat trails

by a half.

What an amazing race,

ladies and gentlemen!

Out of the turn,

it's mighty morris,

With rat o' war

charging up from behind.

In the second turn,

Mighty morris and rat o' war

fight it out

While squad car

trails the pack.

Now it's rat o' war

by a nose.

Secretary rat is second

by a head,

With mighty morris

back at third--But wait.

Squad car is making his move

in the rear.

He tries to the right.

He tries to the left.

But it's no good, folks.

It's rat-Eat-Rat out there,

And they're just not

gonna let him through.

But what's this? Squad car's

coming through the middle.

Oh! He's caught in a pinch!

Oh, my gosh! But now

he's climbing out,

And he's riding

on top of cheezewhiz!

And into the loop-The-Loop,

it's squad car on cheezewhiz

Bringing up the rear as

they enter the oil slick.

Oh! Oh, my gosh!

Look out!

What's this?

Squad car playing hopscotch

in the back stretch.

Sixth! Fifth! Fourth!


I don't believe it!

Into the obstacle,

squad car takes the lead!

So it's squad car

by a length,

Rat o' war second by a head,

cheezewhiz moving into third.

But wait a minute!


he's stuck! Squad car is stuck.

What a nightmare!

It's squad car by a tail.

Oh, my gosh!

Look out!

What's this?

It's squad car

springing to the finish!

What an incredible race!

Squad car, rat race's

shortest long shot,

Takes the roses

in the upset of the week.

Who would have guessed?

But don't go away,


We've got

more action coming up.

If you ask me,

I think the house

is rigged.

That does it for me.

I'm busted.

This will be one

To tell

your grand puppies about.

Hee hee! I win!

Here you go.

Ooh! Bad meat!

What's the odds

on terrible tom?


Well, then, give me

large mike to win.

Large mike to win!

No markers,


Come back when

you got some food.

And they're off!

It's a Rat-Eat-Rat world

out there

As large mike

takes the lead--

Hi, guys!

What do you know?

What do you say?

What do you say?

What do you know?

Itchy, do we detect

a look of surprise here?

Maybe we should go out

and come back in again.

Ha ha ha ha!


Ain't you supposed

to be on death row?

No, I ain't supposed to be

on death row.

I got him out.

# Things have changed, Charlie

e, since you've been gone #

# Life hasn't bee

n no piece of cake #

Carface ain't been

treatin' us too good.

# Things are tough,

but we carry on #

# Could you spare

a couple of bones #

# For old times' sake? #

Why settle for bones

When you can have

the whole bake?


you hit the jackpot!

That-A boy, Charlie.

I'm proud of you.

Charlie, tell them!

# Oh, you can't keep

a good dog down #

No, sir!

# No, you can't keep

a good dog down #

# I've seen that's

pain and hurt # right.

# I've

eaten dirt # that's true.

# It's hard to buy #

# But even I've

been jilted by a skirt #

He lies.

# Look how

I'm still around #

Ha ha!

# 'Cause you can't keep

a good dog down #

# You can't keep

a good dog down #

No, you can't.

# You can't keep

a good dog down #

Preach it, brother!

# I've been

bought and sold #

# He's been

warm and cold #

# But 10 to 1,

I'll still be running rackets #

# When I'm old! #

# Not in some cage

in the city pound #

# 'Cause you can't keep

a good dog #

# Can't keep a good #

# I say, you can't keep

a good dog down #

In him's the luck

of the Irish.

The pride

of the Germans.

Even a bit of Siam.

You see the calm

of the English.

The charm

of the Spanish.

# A pedigree certainly

ain't what I am #

# So call me

a mixed-Up pup #

You're a mixed-Up pup!

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Don Bluth

Donald Virgil Bluth (born September 13, 1937) is an American animator, film director, producer, writer, production designer, video game designer and animation instructor. He is known for directing animated films, such as The Secret of NIMH (1982), An American Tail (1986), The Land Before Time (1988), All Dogs Go to Heaven (1989) and Anastasia (1997), and for his involvement in the LaserDisc game Dragon's Lair (1983). He is also known for competing with former employer Walt Disney Productions during the years leading up to the films that would make up the Disney Renaissance. He is the older brother of illustrator Toby Bluth. more…

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