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''All Dogs Go to Heaven'' is a Creator/DonBluth film released in 1989, being [[InNameOnly very loosely inspired]] by the obscure 1943 book by Beth Brown.

The film tells the story of a German shepherd named Charlie B. Barkin (voice by Creator/BurtReynolds), a roguish German shepherd [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold con man "with the heart of a marshmallow."]] After breaking out of the local dog pound, Charlie confronts his business partner, an unscrupulous gangster named Carface Carruthers (voice by Vic Tayback in his second-to-last role) to work out an agreement that'll let the two of them split their profits 50/50 so Charlie can start his own business without giving Carface's a bad name. Carface, who got Charlie sent to the pound in the first place and is looking to do away with him permanently, takes him out for a celebration, gets him drunk and murders him via vehicular manslaughter (dog-slaughter?).

Charlie ends up in Heaven, where he learns that [[TitleDrop all dogs go to heaven]] because, unlike humans, dogs are naturally loyal and kind. Uninterested with the boredom of paradise and desperate to get his revenge on Carface, Charlie steals back the gold pocket watch which contains his lifeline (and that Careface gave to him during their "celebration") and returns to Earth. He soon discovers that Carface has been able to keep the casino afloat without him with a special asset, a young orphan girl named Anne-Marie (voiced by Creator/JudithBarsi in her final role) who has the ability to speak to all animals. Along with his friend Itchy (voiced by Creator/DomDeLuise), Charlie steals the girl and uses her to bet on horse races, using the money to build his own casino.

Soon, Charlie starts to grow attached to the little girl, who desperately wants a family, and undergoes a [[CharacterDevelopment change of heart.]] Meanwhile, Carface has learned that Charlie is still alive and is plotting to [[WhyWontYouDie kill him again]]. Charlie also has to ensure that nothing happens to his watch, as winding it back to return to earth has cost him in "get into heaven free" card and he'll be sent to hell if it stops.

If the movie is remembered for much else, it's the fact that it was [[DuelingMovies released on the same day as]] (and financially massacred by) [[Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon Disney]]'s ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid''. Disney reclaiming their spot as top dog in the animation business after years of being shown up by Bluth's independent features effectively ended their rivalry and Bluth would spend the following decade producing a string of flops until semi-retiring in 2000.

''Dogs'', meanwhile, went on to have a healthy shelf life, becoming the highest-grossing VHS release of 1990. Seven years later, it received a sequel, ''WesternAnimation/AllDogsGoToHeaven2'' (par for the course for [[TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimation every animated film ever during that time]]), and a TV series adaptation, neither of which Bluth had any involvement with.

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!!This animated film and its related works provide examples of the following tropes:

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[[folder:The 1989 Original]]
* AfraidOfBlood: Killer, which may be why he prefers to "use the pliers".
* AllDogsArePurebred: According to one song, Charlie is about as mixed as they come, yet he looks like a German shepherd through and through. Itchy identifies himself as a "wiener dog" and Charlie calls Itchy a dachshund during a particular song. Carface appears to be an English bulldog. The angel dog is a whippet, pointed out by Charlie. Apart from that, a number of minor dog characters look ambiguous enough that they might be mutts, but it's a bit tricky to tell with the art style.
** According to the DVD back cover, Carface is a pit bull.
* {{Amazing Technicolor P|opulation}}uppies: The puppies Flo is looking after are all bright, unnatural colors compared to all the other dogs, who have more muted colors.
* AmbiguouslyGay: King Gator and, to a lesser extent, Killer.
* AmbiguouslyJewish: Itchy. He has a distinctly New York Jewish accent, mentions bar mitzvahs, and sure can kvetch.
* AMFMCharacterization: When Charlie meets up with Carface after escaping from the pound, Charlie turns on the radio so he can listen to some jazz while they talk, while Carface turns it off so they can just talk business. They go back and forth until Carface has enough and pulls out the knob to turn off the radio for good.
* AnachronismStew: Killer calls his gun a "Flash Gordon atomic ray gun". Forgetting for a moment that ray guns have yet to become a reality in the 21st century, where did he manage to acquire an ''atomic'' ray gun in the year 1939?
* AnimalTalk: A variation: animals can only talk to others of their own species, while the orphan girl Anne-Marie [[SpeaksFluentAnimal is the only character who is able to speak to all animals]]. This is made explicit when it's revealed that Anne-Marie is being exploited by Carface, since she can inform him who will win in a race. It's ''mostly'' adhered to throughout, but has a handful of subversions, such as King Gator and Charlie's musical number and the horses understanding the dog's insults despite the dogs not understanding them. There's also the never-fully-explained language barrier when Anne-Marie says she can't understand the rat minions because the "talk too funny," implying that the sounds they're making ''are'' a language, just not English.
* ArcWords: "You can never go back," said by the heavenly whippet to Charlie when he winds his watch to go back to Earth, letting him know that he's no longer guaranteed a place in heaven just for being a dog and that he'll go to hell if he dies again. During his nightmare, the hell hound bellows at Charlie "You can never '''go''' back!"
* AscendedMeme: The Blu-Ray cover dedicates an awful lot of space to the literal big-lipped alligator.
* TheBadGuyWins: Downplayed. Charlie manages to go back to Earth and give Carface his just deserts, but in the end, he's still dead from when Carface murdered him.
* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler:King Gator pulls this at the end of the movie, showing up just in time to free Charlie and eat Carface.]]
* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:Charlie [[HeroicSacrifice dies while saving Anne-Marie]], but in the process, redeems himself, earns his way back into heaven and gets to say goodbye to her one last time.]]
* BreakUpMakeUpScenario: Charlie has a couple with Anne Marie. First, she tries to walk out on him when he spends more time on his casino than helping to find parents for her and not using any of it to help the poor like he promised. He quickly assuages her by taking her to bring some pizza to Flo's puppies. They have a more serious one later when she overhears him telling Itchy that he doesn't care about her and runs off in tears, but they make peace just before [[spoiler:Charlie ascends to heaven]].
* ButNowIMustGo: Charlie [[spoiler:dies and must return to the afterlife, but he gets to say goodbye to Anne-Marie, telling her "Goodbyes aren't forever."]]
* ChekhovsGun: Charlie's high-pitched howl. It's first introduced when he uses it to let his presence be known upon returning to Carface's casino. Later, it convinces King Gator not to eat him because he thinks Charlie is singing and loves his voice and signals him during the climax when he's needed.
* CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot: A somewhat tragic version of this, Itchy ''begs'' Charlie at the beginning not to go through with this harebrained revenge scheme and start fresh somewhere else. He brings it up again when Carface tracks him down, tries to kill him and burns down their new casino.
* CowardlySidekick: Itchy, most of the time.
* CrapsackWorld: Charlie insists on indulging the many vices of the casino business he once shared with Carface, which leads to all manner of betrayal, gluttony, corruption, greed, and murder. His fondness for this kind of life is what eventually leads to the demise of both himself and Carface, and the destruction of their competing enterprises.
* DealWithTheDevil
** It's implied that Charlie had struck a bargain with the Hellhound so that can see Anne-Marie one last time and say goodbye to her.
** A figurative one, Carface makes Charlie a bargain. If they split up all of the meats, then Charlie will go into business for himself and possibly hiding. Unfortunately, he only makes the deal so that he can dispose of and kill him.
* DeathsHourglass: Charlie's pocket watch. When it stops, so does his life.
* DefectorFromParadise: Charlie Barkin immediately decides to defect from Heaven upon explanation of its lack of thrill, complete predictability, and cushy lifestyle. It's best described in his song, "Let Me Be Surprised". [[BigBad Carface]] tries to do this in TheStinger, but the archangel whippet chases him down before he gets the chance.
* DeusExMachina: Moments away from being swallowed by a massive gator, Charlie lets out a high-pitched howl, convincing the gator to let him go because he thinks Charlie has a beautiful singing voice. Whew, that was close!
* DisneyVillainDeath: Subverted. Carface survives a high fall from a high platform into the bayou, and [[ExitPursuedByABear is promptly chased after (and implied to have been eaten) by King Gator]].
* DragonsAreDemonic: One appears at the end in the form of a billowing, blood-read cloud to take Charlie to Hell. [[spoiler: Thankfully, the angel shows up, drives the dragon away, and tells Charlie his place in Heaven has been restored due to his HeroicSacrifice]].
* [[EarnYourHappyEnding Earn Your Bittersweet Ending]]: At the end of the day, [[spoiler:Charlie is still dead, but at least he saved Anne-Marie, found her a good home and is allowed to ascend to heaven after his HeroicSacrifice earns him his place there]].
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Even before his CharacterDevelopment kicks in and Charlie truly grows to care for Anne-Marie, he is utterly indignant when she compares his treatment of her to Carface. Furthermore, many of Carface and Charlie's employees and customers at their casino remark that Charlie treats them better than Carface does.
* EveryProperLadyShouldCurtsy: Anne Marie curtsies to Charlie's friends after being introduced.
* [[ExitPursuedByABear Exit Pursued By An Alligator]]: [[spoiler:Carface's ultimate fate.]]
* FamilyFriendlyFirearms: Carface's raygun, not without reason: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stockton_schoolyard_shooting a highly publicized school shooting in LA]] and the murder of Creator/JudithBarsi, who played Anne-Marie, both [[TooSoon occurred midway through production]].
* FireAndBrimstoneHell: Driven into the ground.
* FluffyCloudHeaven: Driven to the moon and back.
* FoodPorn: The waffles and the pizza.
* FourLegsGoodTwoLegsBetter: Two-legged Charlie, a German Shepherd/Collie mix, contrasts with Itchy Itchiford, who walks on all fours because of his Dachshund anatomy.
* FreezeFrameBonus: Pausing on Charlie's record in Heaven not only lets the viewer see the names of his parents and a rather cute [[PreciousPuppy baby picture]], but some very readable text. Apparently, Charlie is "mostly German Shepherd, but also part Collie, part Great Dane, and part [[BuffySpeak whatever]]." It even mentions that Charlie is "a good dog."
* FrothyMugsOfWater: Averted. Carface's plot to murder Charlie relies entirely on getting him too drunk to be suspicious.
* GentleGiant: King Gator.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: "Let Me Be Surprised" has a couple lines passively mentioning singles bars and "love from a stranger." Not vulgar, per se, but not child-friendly either.
* GoodIsBoring: The reason Charlie rejects Heaven.
* TheGreatDepression: The film's time period.
* GrotesqueGallery: Most of the character designs hover along the UglyCute border, but King Gator's character design is... a bit much. As well as a pink horse.
* HeartwarmingOrphan: Anne-Marie.
* HellOfAHeaven: The afterlife is nice, but Charlie isn't happy about staying there right yet as he misses things from his life. Carface obviously hates it as well, and breaks out at the end.
* TheHeroDies: Unusually, Charlie dies at the beginning of the movie, only to cheat his way back to life. [[spoiler: He dies for good at the end while saving Anne-Marie]].
* HeroicSacrifice: Torn between the choice of saving his own SoulJar vs. rescuing Anne-Marie from drowning, Charlie picks the latter. It ultimately costs him his life, but also earns his redemption.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Charlie and Itchy, as portrayed by ''actual'' heterosexual life partners Creator/BurtReynolds and Creator/DomDeLuise. In a surprisingly tragic take on this concept, Itchy's WhatTheHellHero moment is all about how his love for his best friend is the only reason he goes through with Charlie's crazy schemes which ultimately kills Charlie and almost kills him.
* HollywoodNatives: The sewer rats, and their leader/god King Gator have bones stuck in their noses. The rats act a lot like the natives from ''Film/KingKong''.
* HypercompetentSidekick: Itchy. The guy draws up the blueprints for and builds Charlie's casino ''by himself!''
* InkSuitActor
** Charlie is designed with Burt Reynold's thick, expressive eyebrows, as well as a little fluff on his muzzle to resemble Reynolds' mustache.
** Killer, meanwhile, sports Charles Nelson Riley's comically oversized spectacles and trademark "disgusted" look.
* ItIsNotYourTime: Quite averted for a story where characters returning from the dead is a theme. Charlie, however, lies to Itchy and tells him this is the case.
* ItsAlwaysMardiGrasInNewOrleans
* IronicEcho: Annabelle says to Charlie as he is expelled from heaven, "You can never come back!" Later, in his nightmare of being dragged into hell, the devil growls to Charlie, "You can never go back."
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Charlie is a selfish, greedy con artist, but he cares about his friends and is implied to be a BenevolentBoss to the patrons of his casino. One DVD release described him as having "the roguish charm of a con man and the heart of a marshmallow."
* KarmaHoudini: Plot relevant! As the heavenly whippet says, all dogs go to heaven because, unlike humans, they're naturally good, loyal and kind. She can't find a single redeeming quality about him while looking over his life. Even Carface--murdering, kidnapping, horrible Carface--ends up there at the end. However, there's a catch: if you try to go back to Earth, you ''don't'' get back in to heaven automatically.[[note]]Amazingly, this was one of the ''only'' plot elements that carried over into the sequel: Carface returns to Earth to do dirty business and is dragged to hell by the end (although that had more to do with selling his soul).[[/note]]
* LargeHam: "A number 3, Lame Dog."
* LastChorusSlowDown: "Hey! I know we're dead up here, but so's the music!"
* LoveRedeems
* ManlyTears: Charlie sheds a single tear at the end. And Itchy sheds his share while[[WhatTheHellHero chewing out]] Charlie.
* MinionWithAnFInEvil: Killer.
* MoodWhiplash: A couple.
** Halfway through the movie, a happy sharing song, a sad IWantSong, and a nightmare all occur one after the other in the span of about ten minutes.
** After [[spoiler: Charlie's ghost says one last goodbye to Anne-Marie and ascends to heaven]], a heavenly chorus sings in the credits right before Charlie [[BreakingTheFourthWall demands something a little livelier]].
* MookFaceTurn: Probably applies to Killer, who loyally serves Carface throughout most of the film, but is the one to swim Anne-Marie to safety at the end. Though it may have more to do with the fact that his boss was just eaten by an alligator.
* NeverTrustATrailer: Despite what they say, this is ''not'' a lighthearted comedy.
* NightmareSequence: Two of them.
** First, Charlie has that [[SarcasmMode ever-so-lovely dream]] about going to Hell.
** Second, towards the beginning, after Charlie dies, Itchy has a nightmare that Carface is strangling him, but then hears Charlie's voice telling him, "Itchy, it's okay! It's okay, little buddy! It's me, Charlie!" and wakes up to discover Charlie, alive and well, shaking him awake.
* NoNameGiven: The heavenly whippet. She's named Annabelle in the sequel.
* OrphansOrdeal: Anne-Marie lives in a junkyard and gets kidnapped by a gang of gambling dogs to be exploited for [[SpeaksFluentAnimal her ability to communicate with animals]].
* ParentalAbandonment: Anne-Marie
* PetTheDog: A rare example where it is the ''dog'' which pets the human. Charlie gets this literally when [[spoiler:he says goodbye to Anne-Marie]].
* PoundsAreAnimalPrisons: The opening of the movie, complete with dramatic jailbreak.
* PunchClockVillain: Killer before his MookFaceTurn at the end of the movie.
* RavenHairIvorySkin: Anne Marie. She has been compared to Disney/SnowWhite.
* RecognizableBySound: King Gator has Charlie between his jaws when Charlie howls in terror. The sound is so melodious to the alligator that he set Charlie free. Later in the story, the evil Carface has captured Charlie, and has caused Charlie to howl in pain. Miles away, the Big-Lipped Alligator hears this cry, and comes to Charlie's rescue in a BigDamnHeroes moment.
* RedOniBlueOni: Charlie is red, Itchy is blue
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: A variation. [[spoiler: Charlie dies while saving Anne Marie, but because he proved that he can care for someone besides himself, he saves his soul from Hell, thus saving his afterlife.]]
* ReflectiveEyes: Charlie and Anne-Marie at the end when they're saying good-bye.
* RefusingParadise: A non-heroic example. Charlie tricking his way out of Heaven sets the whole plot in motion.
* TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimation
* RevengeBeforeReason: Charlie is willing to forever forsake his place in Heaven to get revenge on Carface for murdering him in the first place.
* RightBehindMe: Near the end, Charlie says that he's only using Anne-Marie and only pretends to be her friend to Itchy, unaware that Anne-Marie is standing on the steps behind him.
* RingOfFire: Though it doesn't happen IN one, the final fight between Charlie and Carface happens above one, during which Carface falls into it and is [[spoiler: eaten by King Gator]]. Charlie then has to rescue an unconscious Anne-Marie from the burning ring.
* SapientEatSapient: King Gator only decides not to eat Charlie and Anne-Marie due to Charlie's singing voice, never mind the fact he can apparently communicate with both of them.
* {{Satan}}: A giant red dragon-like creature appears to Charlie in a nightmare of [[FireAndBrimstoneHell Hell]] and appears outside Anne-Marie's house near the end of the movie, and is implied to be Satan.
* SayMyName: It's astounding how many times people say Charlie's name in this movie - [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kE5J4bOOcJo 122 times total]]!
* SecondFaceSmoke: Carface does this to a rat and Killer.
* SewerGator: King Gator, aka the [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment big-lipped alligator]], who is worshiped by the sewer rats living with him in the sewers of New Orleans.
* SharkPool: Carface uses the piranha-filled version of this trope to dispose of Killer after [[YouHaveFailedMe he fails him twice]]. That is, until Killer mentions he has a gun.
* ShoppingMontage: Used to cheer the disillusioned Anne-Marie.
* ShoutOut
** Anne-Marie's outfit and hair are modeled after Disney's version of [[Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs Snow White]].
** The trope-naming BigLippedAlligatorMoment at least ''starts'' as an homage to Film/KingKong, up to and including the beast falling for his captive, before completely going off the rails.
** It's a Franchise/BuckRogers ray gun!
* SidekickSong: [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment "LET'S MAKE MUSIC TOGETHER!"]]
* SlasherSmile: Carface breaks into a twisted one after learning that Killer has "a ray gun" stashed away.
* SoulJar: Charlie's watch. When it stops ticking, that's the end of his borrowed time... but as long as it remains undamaged, he's immortal.
* SpeaksFluentAnimal: Anne-Marie.
* {{Subtext}}: "You're in love with the girl!"
* SurroundedByIdiots: Carface ("MORONS! I'm surrounded by '''MORONS!!!'''")
* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: [[MagnificentBastard How Carface kills off Charlie.]] By getting him sloppy drunk, blindfolded and lining him up to be hit by a car ''on a pier.'' It wouldn't be enough to just lead him into a busy street ''or'' drown him, he does ''both'' to be one of the few animated villains to actually ''kill'' the protagonist early on.
* ThroughAFaceFullOfFur: Killer turns a sickly shade of green whenever Carface blows from his cigar into his face.
* TitleDrop: Courtesy of the heavenly whippet who also tells us ''why'' all dogs go to heaven: "Unlike humans, dogs are naturally good and loyal and kind."
* TotemPoleTrench: With two dogs and a human. Amazingly, [[UnusuallyUninterestingSight it works.]]
* UndyingLoyalty: Itchy and Charlie. They ''are'' dogs, after all.
* VileVillainLaughableLackey: Carface, a menacing pit bull crime lord, has the myopic, neurotic poodle Killer for a minion.
* VillainProtagonist: Charlie, before his CharacterDevelopment.
* VisualPun: Charlie's SoulJar is a watch. He's living on "borrowed time."
* WackyWaysideTribe: The tribe of sewer rats that captures Charlie and Anne-Marie.
* WatchingTroyBurn: [[spoiler: Itchy returns to the monastery to chew Charlie out for wasting too much time with the girl (and nearly getting him killed), just in time for both of them to look over the junkyard and see their new casino go up in flames.]]
* WhatTheHellHero: Itchy's rant to Charlie after Carface's thugs nearly kill him. Shortly thereafter, Anne Marie hears Charlie telling Itchy that he's going to use her to get all their money back, then dump her in an orphanage, and she bursts into tears while yelling at him that he's a bad dog.
* WildTake
** Killer springing in mid-air, his eyes bulging in and out, and screaming, after he retrieves and puts back on his glasses, when he sees Charlie and Itchy are out of prison clearly enough the second time.
** Carface gets two. The first is when Charlie is freed from the anchor. The second is when he sees King Gator swimming towards him.
* WingdingEyes: Charlie demonstrates the "dollar sign" version when planning to make a killing using Anne-Marie's talent for talking to animals.
* YouHaveFailedMe: Halfway through the movie, Carface is lowering Killer into a piranha tank, after discovering Charlie is still alive.
-->'''Carface:''' Charlie's alive, [[spoiler:and I know he's got the girl]]. Killer, this is strike two. You're out.
-->'''Killer:''' No, wait boss, boss! I get one more strike boss, honest!
-->'''Carface:''' Lower him. Nothing personal, Killer. Business.
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[[folder:The TV series and ChristmasSpecial]]
* ArtEvolution: While the first film boasted Creator/DonBluth's trademark lush, classical animation, the sequel and TV series simplified the characters to be more youthful and easier to animate until they resembled Creator/{{Filmation}} levels of LimitedAnimation. Compare [[http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/aOjB8-o9QQCl.jpg this]] to [[http://images2.fanpop.com/image/polls/390000/390270_1267648832981_full.jpg?v=1267648850 this]], and you'd almost think these were two different characters.
* BigWordShout: [[spoiler:Carface screams, "STOOOOPPPPPPPPP!" when Timmy, under the control of Belladonna's dog whistle steals a present and goes out the dog door.]]
* BroadStrokes: To say that the series followed the films... ''loosely'' would be an understatement.
* EqualOpportunityEvil: Belladonna describes "the other side" as an equal opportunity employer when she's trying to recruit Charlie to her side.
* EvilCounterpart: Belladonna to Annabelle.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar:
--> '''Killer''' (to Itchy, DisguisedInDrag): "Hey baby, y'like wrestlin'?"
--> '''Itchy''': "Sure! I'm wrestlin' with these panty hose right now."
* HeelFaceTurn: Invoked with Carface in the Christmas Special, where Charlie's plot is to turn him good so that Belladonna's plan could be stopped.
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: The show can't decide if Charlie is a reformed con artist, a beleaguered servant to Annabelle or an outright petty criminal.
* MoodWhiplash: Practically invoked in "Clean Up Your Act" in the ''Christmas Carol''. It goes back and forth between visions of Heaven and of Hell. It works because its done by the Ghost Of Christmas Future (played by Charlie) and is showing both possible outcomes to Carface's future.
* OffModel: The show was very obviously made on a much smaller budget than the movie, and it shows. Proportions changes from shot to shot, the anthro characters' anatomy flip-flops between canine and humanoid, certain shots are animated with very obvious RingAroundTheCollar while others just move the cels up and down and there are a handful of shots where background characters are completely static. To say nothing of the frequent perspective wonks done to make the animation easier. The Christmas Special amends much of this, as it was given a slightly bigger budget.
* OriginsEpisode: "When Harry met Silly", detailing how Charlie & Itchy met and became friends.
* PunchClockVillain: Happens with [[spoiler: Carface]] in the ChristmasSpecial, which is also the series finale. Applies because [[spoiler: he was working as Belladonna's henchman at the time]].
* TheRashomon: "He Barked, She Barked" combines this with a CourtroomEpisode where Belladonna accuses Charlie of abusing his miracle dog tag for selfish gain to take a canine widow's steaks while leaving her to presumably die in a sewer pit as it collapsed. Carface's testimony portrays Charlie as a thug more like his pre-CharacterDevelopment self and himself as a goody two-shoes. Itchy's testimony makes Charlie into an overly heroic figure (complete with a Stetson) and Carface as a DastardlyWhiplash villain. Killer's testimony portrays Carface as his lackey and Charlie as dropping the widow when the "rescue failed". And Charlie's own testimony portrays him as trying to save the widow but dropping her when the miracle dog tag fails to levitate her. [[spoiler:The truth is that Belladonna was the widow dog and it was all an obvious scheme to get Charlie's angelic status revoked. And miracle dog tags don't work on hellish beings like her.]]
* RecycledInSpace: ''Series/TouchedByAnAngel'' [-WITH DOGS!-]
* SdrawkcabName: Subverted with Belladonna and Annabelle. The syllables are reversed, not the letters.
* UncannyFamilyResemblance: Cousins Annabelle and Belladonna could easily pass for sisters. It doesn't help that [[ActingForTwo they're played by the same actress]].
* VileVillainSaccharineShow: Belladonna. Taken UpToEleven in the ChristmasSpecial.
* VillainDecay: In the first movie, Carface is intelligent and dangerous. Here, he's a cowardly, bumbling FatIdiot.
* VillainSong: [[EvilCounterpart Belladonna]], Anabelle's [[HellHound demonic]] cousin gets one in both appearences. In the first one, it's ''Take The Easy Way Out'', which is an attempt at luring Charlie to her side [[spoiler: and it works...for a bit]]. In the ChristmasSpecial, where she's the BigBad, she sings ''I Always Get Emotional At Christmas Time'', a song about how much she loves ruining Christmas.
* VillainousCrush: At times, it seems Belladonna's interest in Charlie is a bit more than just getting him to 'play for her side' (including shaking her rear at him rather seductively in her VillainSong). Though this doesn't stop her from flying into a psychotic rage when she's foiled.
* VocalEvolution: Taken UpToEleven with Charlie, who's on his ''[[TheOtherDarrin third]]'' [[TheOtherDarrin voice actor]] (Steven Webber) by the time of the TV series. While Creator/CharlieSheen's voice for him in ''WesternAnimation/AllDogsGoToHeaven2'' had at least a similar low-key smarminess to Creator/BurtReynolds' in [[WesternAnimation/AllDogsGoToHeaven the original]], Webber plays him much louder and high-pitched.
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