History Trivia / AllDogsGoToHeaven

14th May '17 8:00:15 PM NWolfman
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* WagTheDirector: Burt Reynolds and Dom [=DeLuise=], who had developed a repertoire with one another after starring in several movies together, insisted that Don Bluth leave the room during recording sessions so that they could improvise off one another better. Despite his initial chagrin, Bluth would later admit that some of the film's best lines came from their improv.

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* WagTheDirector: [[JustForPun Haha, but seriously...]] Burt Reynolds and Dom [=DeLuise=], who had developed a repertoire with one another after starring in several movies together, insisted that Don Bluth leave the room during recording sessions so that they could improvise off one another better. Despite his initial chagrin, Bluth would later admit that some of the film's best lines came from their improv.
19th Apr '17 11:34:35 AM NWolfman
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* AcclaimedFlop: While not as universally beloved as Don Bluth's previous efforts, it still found its fans and admirers among critics despite being pummeled at the box office by the release of ''The Little Mermaid''. It quickly went on to be the highest-grossing VHS release of 1990.

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* AcclaimedFlop: While not as universally beloved as Don Bluth's previous efforts, it still found its fans and admirers among critics despite being pummeled at the box office by the release of ''The Little Mermaid''. It quickly went on to be the highest-grossing VHS release of 1990.
19th Apr '17 11:34:25 AM NWolfman
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* AcclaimedFlop: While not as universally beloved as Don Bluth's previous efforts, it still found its fans and admirers among critics despite being pummeled at the box office by the release of ''The Little Mermaid''. It quickly went on to be a huge hit on VHS.

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* AcclaimedFlop: While not as universally beloved as Don Bluth's previous efforts, it still found its fans and admirers among critics despite being pummeled at the box office by the release of ''The Little Mermaid''. It quickly went on to be a huge hit on VHS. the highest-grossing VHS release of 1990.
27th Mar '17 2:10:33 PM TheTrailblazerCritic
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* AcclaimedFlop: While not as universally beloved as Don Bluth's previous efforts, it still found its fans and admirers among critics despite being pummeled at the box office by the release of ''The Little Mermaid''. It quickly went on to be a huge hit on VHS.
11th Mar '17 3:46:26 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* SleeperHit: The first film, it did poorly in the box office but became one of the greatest-selling home video releases of all time. This is what prompted MGM to have the sequel made.



* SleeperHit: The first film, it did poorly in the box office but became one of the greatest-selling home video releases of all time. This is what prompted MGM to have the sequel made.
24th Feb '17 1:37:53 PM NWolfman
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* NamesTheSame: [[InvokedTrope Invoked]]. The title came from a book Don Bluth's teacher had read to him when he was a child. It was an anthology of stories about a noir-style dog detective. Bluth only remembered the title and looked it up years later when he became a filmmaker, but decided that he didn't like the story and based an entirely new one off of the title.

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* NamesTheSame: [[InvokedTrope Invoked]]. The title came from a book Don Bluth's teacher had read to him when he was a child. It was an anthology of stories about a noir-style dog detective. Bluth only remembered the title and looked it up years later when he became a filmmaker, but after writing one treatment of a straight adaptation under the name "Canine Mysteries" decided that he didn't like the story and based created an entirely new one off of the title.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The film was originally meant to be the third collaboration between Bluth and Creator/StevenSpielberg, but Spielberg quit after the two butted egos on ''WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime''.
** Charlie was a detective in the original draft and the film was going to be an anthology of three short stories.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: WhatCouldHaveBeen
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The film was originally meant to be the third collaboration between Bluth and Creator/StevenSpielberg, but Spielberg quit after the two butted egos on ''WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime''.
** Charlie was a detective in the original draft and Bluth originally conceived the film was going to be an anthology of three as a short stories.entitled "Canine Mysteries" as part of a package film, which would have also included an adaptation of ''The Velveteen Rabbit''. Based on [[http://dragonslairthemovie.com/canine-mysteries/ some recently-shared concept art]], the dogs would have had more direct interaction with humans.




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* WriteWhoYouKnow: Charlie was designed after Gary Goldman's dog Burt (named for Reynolds). Goldman first found the pooch chasing after Reynold's car leaving their first lunch meeting.
31st Dec '16 8:51:23 PM Prinzenick
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* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: Not the movie, but the original Beth Brown book the film was inspired by has been out of print for decades and is very hard and expensive to find.
28th Dec '16 7:14:24 AM twilicorn
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* RealitySubtext: Creator/JudithBarsi's murder during the film's production had a significant influence on it, such as changing Carface's machine gun to [[FamilyFriendlyFirearms a completely made-up laser gun]] and some minor design changes to [[InkSuitActor make Anne-Marie look more like her late actress]]. It unarguably has had an effect on audiences as well, who often find the themes of morality and scenes of a little girl in danger all the more emotional.

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* RealitySubtext: Creator/JudithBarsi's murder during the film's production had a significant influence on it, such as changing Carface's machine gun to [[FamilyFriendlyFirearms a completely made-up laser gun]] and some minor design changes to [[InkSuitActor make Anne-Marie look more like her late actress]]. It unarguably has had an effect on audiences as well, who often find both the themes of morality and scenes of a little girl in danger Anne-Marie's woobie background all the more emotional.
11th Dec '16 11:29:43 AM NWolfman
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** The Hell sequence was supposed to be a lot longer than it was in the movie.

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** The Several seconds of the Hell sequence was supposed to be a lot longer than it was in the movie.were cut for being too frightening. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gr7khtV7GAs The full version]] has recently surfaced.
19th Nov '16 3:12:28 PM NWolfman
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** Subverted, considering the fact that Burt Reynolds, Dom [=DeLuise=], Ernest Borgnine, and Charles Nelson Reilly all get songs over the course of the series. It seems that the one thing each installment had in common was giving songs to actors who couldn't sing professionally.

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** Subverted, considering the fact that Burt Reynolds, Dom [=DeLuise=], Ernest Borgnine, and Charles Nelson Reilly all get songs over the course of the series. It seems that the one thing each installment had in common was giving songs to actors who couldn't sing professionally.sing.



* RealitySubtext: Consider the [[http://z7.invisionfree.com/thegangoffive/index.php?showtopic=981 circumstances]] surrounding Creator/JudithBarsi's untimely death. Now try to watch the film without cringing violently. This may also explain the FamilyFriendlyFirearms.

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* RealitySubtext: Consider the [[http://z7.invisionfree.com/thegangoffive/index.php?showtopic=981 circumstances]] surrounding Creator/JudithBarsi's untimely death. Now try to watch murder during the film without cringing violently. This may also explain film's production had a significant influence on it, such as changing Carface's machine gun to [[FamilyFriendlyFirearms a completely made-up laser gun]] and some minor design changes to [[InkSuitActor make Anne-Marie look more like her late actress]]. It unarguably has had an effect on audiences as well, who often find the FamilyFriendlyFirearms.themes of morality and scenes of a little girl in danger all the more emotional.



* WagTheDirector: Burt Reynolds and Dom [=DeLuise=], who had developed a repertoire with one another after starring in several movies together, insisted that Don Bluth leave the room during recording sessions so that they could improvise off one another better, to Bluth's chagrin.

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* WagTheDirector: Burt Reynolds and Dom [=DeLuise=], who had developed a repertoire with one another after starring in several movies together, insisted that Don Bluth leave the room during recording sessions so that they could improvise off one another better, to Bluth's chagrin.better. Despite his initial chagrin, Bluth would later admit that some of the film's best lines came from their improv.
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