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Western Animation: Millionaire Dogs

Five irresistible dogs and a zany parrot live together under the protective roof of Miss Lilly's House of Pets. These scruffy but adorable dogs are the best of friends, a real team. Who needs money when you've got your friends ... and the security of Miss Lilly's mansion? But then a sudden mega-inheritance turns these pups into a pack of pampered Millionaire Dogs.

Originally produced in Germany by producer Dr. Michael Schoemann, the film was packaged in the United States by Doug Zwick of Pop Twist Entertainment (Los Angeles).

Not to Be Confused with Slumdog Millionaire.

Tropes

  • Ambiguously Gay: Ronnie
  • Anti-Hero: The motorcycle gang are all Type I due to the case that they like to watch underground dog fights, but when they find out Sherman is trapped in there, they immediately rescue him from harm and were the ones to carry Miss Lilly's coffin during her funeral.
  • Creepy Twins: The nephew and niece, Ronnie and Hannie.
  • Cool Old Lady: Miss Lilly
  • The Determinator: JD's rescue of the other dogs when he rides a motorcycle across an ocean to save Bella.
  • Dirty Coward: Ronnie
  • Drives Like Crazy: Ronnie and Hannie. After they find out that they aren't getting Miss Lilly's inheritance they're shown driving on the sides of buildings.
  • Five-Man Band
  • Furry Confusion: The dogs and parrot are owned by people, yet we can see a goose as a doctor and also a motorcycle-riding gang consisting of a chimpanzee, a vulture, and a wildcat.
  • Gentle Giant: While mischievous at times, Sherman comes off as this.
  • Gratuitous Spanish: Emmo the parrot speaks this.
  • Groin Attack: Sherman delivers one to Ronnie with a ball.
  • Herr Doktor: Dr. R.R. Quack the goose.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: Sherman and Velvet.
  • Inadequate Inheritor: Ronnie and Hannie.
  • Jerkass: Both of the twins and most of the dogs, except JD, when the money goes into their heads.
  • Killed Off for Real: Miss Lilly dies immediately when attempting to finish reading Little Red Riding Hood, and it's completely on-screen.
  • Lovable Rogue: JD
  • Never Say "Die": Instead of trying to kill the pets to claim their aunt's fortune, the twins tried to make sure the pets would stay out of her home for two whole days so they would invoke an old law that states that, if a pet who inherits something stays out of their home for forty-eight hours in a row, the inheritance would go to the benefactor's/benefactress' next of kin.
    • Though it's also averted since the dogs say kill and dead a few times
  • Off Model: It happens several times throughout the movie. Some parts are quite well animated, other parts are rather poor.
  • On One Condition: Subverted. The pets lose the inheritance if they leave Miss Lily's house for more than 48 hours in a row but the condition wasn't imposed by her will but by law.
  • Passed Over Inheritance: Miss Lily's nephew and niece.
  • Pet Heir: Miss Lily's pets.
  • Race Against the Clock/You Have 48 Hours: If the pets leave the house, they must return within 48 hours or their late owner's nephew and niece get the inheritance.
  • The Smart Guy: Chuffie.
  • Toothy Bird: Made very noticeable with Emmo.

Mike, Lu & OgThe Renaissance Age of AnimationMobile Suit Gundam Wing
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alternative title(s): Millionaire Dogs
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