History Trivia / AllDogsGoToHeaven

10th Aug '17 5:54:09 PM ClintEastwood
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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 went on to be the highest-grossing VHS release of 1990, selling more than 3 million copies in its first month alone.

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* AcclaimedFlop: While not as universally beloved as Don Bluth's Creator/DonBluth'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 went on to be the highest-grossing VHS release of 1990, selling more than 3 million copies in its first month alone.



** When the heavenly whippet looks in Charlie's records, his mother and father are named "Loni" and "Burt", and look like canine versions of Loni Anderson and Burt Reynolds (who were together at the time.) Loni also appears in the film as one of Charlie's "close friends".
** Don Bluth's birthday is also September 13, 1937. The idea that every human year is seven dog years is a myth -- Charlie is about 25. Even though he seems older.
* CelebrityVoiceActor: As well as Burt Reynolds voicing Charlie, the German dub has him voiced by the equally rascally Harald Juhnke.

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** When the heavenly whippet looks in Charlie's records, his mother and father are named "Loni" and "Burt", and look like canine versions of Loni Anderson Creator/LoniAnderson and Burt Reynolds Creator/BurtReynolds (who were together at the time.) Loni also appears in the film as one of Charlie's "close friends".
** Don Bluth's Creator/DonBluth's birthday is also September 13, 1937. The idea that every human year is seven dog years is a myth -- Charlie is about 25. Even though he seems older.
* CelebrityVoiceActor: As well as Burt Reynolds Creator/BurtReynolds voicing Charlie, the German dub has him voiced by the equally rascally Harald Juhnke.



** Burt Reynolds is on record for saying that there was supposed to be some casual swearing in the dialogue, all of which was removed to make the film [[AnimationAgeGhetto more appropriate for children.]] An artifact of this can be heard on the soundtrack album, when Charlie angrily mumbles to himself "Damn, that Carface, I'll kill him!" In the movie, the "damn" is awkwardly cut out.

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** Burt Reynolds Creator/BurtReynolds is on record for saying that there was supposed to be some casual swearing in the dialogue, all of which was removed to make the film [[AnimationAgeGhetto more appropriate for children.]] An artifact of this can be heard on the soundtrack album, when Charlie angrily mumbles to himself "Damn, that Carface, I'll kill him!" In the movie, the "damn" is awkwardly cut out.



* 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 created an entirely new one off of the title.

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* NamesTheSame: [[InvokedTrope Invoked]]. The title came from a book Don Bluth's Creator/DonBluth'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 created an entirely new one off of the title.



** 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.
* TheOtherDarrin: Save for Dom [=DeLuise=] and Charles Nelson Reily as Itchy and Killer, respectively, none of the actors from the first film are in the sequel or TV show.

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** Subverted, considering the fact that Burt Reynolds, Dom [=DeLuise=], Ernest Borgnine, Creator/BurtReynolds, Creator/DomDeLuise, Creator/ErnestBorgnine, and Charles Nelson Reilly Creator/CharlesNelsonReilly 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.
* TheOtherDarrin: Save for Dom [=DeLuise=] Creator/DomDeLuise and Charles Nelson Reily as Itchy and Killer, respectively, none of the actors from the first film are in the sequel or TV show.



* 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.

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* WagTheDirector: [[JustForPun Haha, but seriously...]] Burt Reynolds Creator/BurtReynolds and Dom [=DeLuise=], Creator/DomDeLuise, 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.



** The project began as a star vehicle for Burt Reynolds, who wanted Bluth to give him an animated role similar to the ones he'd given his frequent co-star Dom [=DeLuise=] in his other movies. [=DeLuise=] wasn't even cast as Itchy until later, when Reynolds needed someone to better ad lib off of.

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** The project began as a star vehicle for Burt Reynolds, Creator/BurtReynolds, who wanted Bluth to give him an animated role similar to the ones he'd given his frequent co-star Dom [=DeLuise=] Creator/DomDeLuise in his other movies. [=DeLuise=] wasn't even cast as Itchy until later, when Reynolds needed someone to better ad lib off of.
23rd Jul '17 1:54:39 PM CJO123
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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 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 went on to be the highest-grossing VHS release of 1990.1990, selling more than 3 million copies in its first month alone.
27th May '17 4:51:19 PM NWolfman
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** The project began as a star vehicle for Burt Reynolds, who wanted Bluth to give him an animated role similar to the ones he'd given his frequent co-star Dom [=DeLuise=] in his other movies. [=DeLuise=] wasn't even cast as Itchy until later, when Reynolds needed someone to better ad lib off of.
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.
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