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Trivia: All Dogs Go to Heaven
  • Actor Allusion:
    • 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".
    • During his Villain Song, Red puts Carface in a barber's chair and proceeds to shave him, a clear Shout-Out to Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. George Hearn, who voiced Red, was also one of the many actors to have played the titular barber in the aforementioned musical.
  • Author Allusion: 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.
  • Acting for Two: Annabelle and Belladonna are both played by Bebe Neuwirth.
  • Character Recycling: David from the second film, All Dogs go to Heaven 2, can also be found in Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer as the movie's main protagonist "Jake Spankenheimer".
  • The Danza: Charlie Sheen as Charlie in the sequel. Also an example of The Other Darrin, as Burt Reynolds was Charlie in the first film.
  • Executive Meddling: We were originally going to get to see Charlie's body flying off the pier (a rare example of a meddling executive making a good call). Interestingly, many book adaptations of Don Bluth films include unused artwork; ergo, the tie-in book for this film showed a very clear silhouette of Charlie's body flying alongside the car...
    • Bluth also claimed that he was locked out of most of the recording sessions for the actors.
  • Hey, It's That Voice!:
  • Non-Singing Voice: In the first film. While Judith Eva Barsi was only Anne-Marie's speaking voice, the film developers had adult actress, Lana Beeson, to do the singing voice for Anne-Marie in the heartwarming Tear Jerker song, "Soon You'll Come Home". Barsi did audition for the singing part but because she broke down in stress from events at home during the audition, they didn't make her do the singing.
    • Painfully averted with Burt Reynolds in the original and Ernest Borgnine in the sequels. It seems the only thing each incarnation had in common was giving songs to non-singers.
    • Wonderfully averted with Sasha and Belladonna in the sequels, who were played by professional singers Sheena Easton and Bebe Neuwirth, respectively.
  • The Other Darrin: Save for Dom Delouse and Charles Nelson Reily as Itchy and Killer, respectively, none of the actors from the first film are in the sequel or TV show.
  • Reality Subtext: Read this message board post. Now try to watch the film without cringing violently. (The link doesn't make it explicit, but Judith Barsi was also the voice of Anne-Marie.) This may explain the above-mentioned Family-Friendly Firearms.
  • The Red Stapler: Watching this movie WILL make you want to get a German Shepard.
  • Trope Namer: For Big Lipped Alligator Moment, indirectly, through The Nostalgia Chick.
  • Troubled Production: The sequel, according to the directors, was originally animated in Dublin, Ireland (where Bluth's original studio, which produced the first film, used to take place before that). But then, after Screen Animation Ireland, the Dublin studio in charge of the animation, shut its doors, the animation has to be outsourced to several studios in countries like Taiwan, Korea, Canada, and Denmark in order for the film to meet up the deadline.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • Charlie was a detective in the original draft and the film was going to be an anthology of three short stories.
    • The Hell sequence was supposed to be a lot longer than it was in the movie.
    • In Don Bluth's book The Art Of Animation, he claimed that Burt Reynolds, a foreigner to animation, originally wanted to give Charlie a broad, cartoonie voice. Bluth replied "We hired Burt Reynolds to do Burt Reynolds, not Scooby-Doo."


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