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All Dogs Go to Heaven 2

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All Dogs Go to Heaven 2
All dogs go to heaven two poster.jpg
"Not all dogs go to heaven!" - Stewie Griffin, Family Guy
Genre: Musical
Comedy
Animation
Directed By: Paul Sabella
Larry Leker (co-director)
Produced By: Jonathan Dern
Paul Sabella
Kelly Ward
Mark Young
Written By: Arne Olsen
Kelly Ward
Mark Young
Based On: Characters
by Don Bluth and David N. Weiss
Starring: Charlie Sheen
Sheena Easton
Ernest Borgnine
Dom DeLuise
George Hearn
Bebe Neuwirth
Adam Wylie
Distributed By: MGM/UA Distribution Co.
Release Date: March 29, 1996
Runtime: 84 minutes
Country: United States
Language: English
Box Office: $8.6 million
Franchise: All Dogs Go to Heaven
Prequel: All Dogs Go to Heaven
Sequel: An All Dogs Christmas Carol


All Dogs Go to Heaven 2 is a 1996 sequel to Don Bluth's 1989 film All Dogs Go to Heaven.

Plot

Charlie (Charlie Sheen) and Itchy (Dom Deluise) return to Earth to find Gabriel's horn, but along the way, the two meet up with a young boy named David, who ran away from home.

Bad Qualities

  1. It's very unfaithful to the original film.
  2. False Advertising: Despite it being called All Dogs Go to Heaven 2, the movie hardly has any continuity to the original movie, as this movie is set in the 90s instead in 1939, and the fact that Anne-Marie does not appear in this movie.
  3. Cheap- looking animation, despite being made in the 1990s as a theatrical film.
    • This could be due to Don Bluth having no involvement with this film, despite having worked on the preceding film, resulting in a different animator doing the work.
  4. A lot of the voice actors have not returned to reprise their roles in the sequel, and were replaced with different actors. (Except for Itchy and Carface) And some of them felt off, notably Charlie, who now lacks the charm he had when Burt Reynolds voiced him in the original.
  5. In the last film, when Charlie left to return to Heaven after sacrificing his life to save Anne Marie, he looks as if he's changed his ways. But here, he acts like he hasn't learned anything from the first film at all.
  6. Awful plot holes. For example, when Charlie and Itchy see Carface in the bar, he somehow is able to talk to them as a ghost. However, when Charlie and Sasha are about to kiss, Charlie turns back into a ghost and they can't hear him.
  7. David is basically just a cardboard cutout male version of Anne Marie.
    • In fact, he was meant to replace Anne-Marie after her voice actress, Judith Barsi, was brutally killed along with her mother by her abusive father in a double murder-suicide. Although replacing Anne-Marie with David was reasonable and mostly understandable, they could've just replaced Barsi with another child voice actress!
  8. Carface goes from being an insane, greedy villain in the first movie to Red's bumbling, idiotic lackey.
  9. Charlie is ACTUALLY friends with Carface and trusts him, despite Carface killing him in the first film.
  10. The plot is not at all related to the first film and ignores a majority of events from the first film. An example of this is that while the first film took place in 1939 New Orleans, this film takes place in San Francisco during (presumably) the present day.
  11. The film was released seven years after the original, making it stale.

Good Qualities

  1. The ending is rather heartwarming.
  2. Sasha is a good-looking dog and her voice actress, Sheena Easton, has a beautiful singing voice.
  3. The characters are still likeable for the most part.
  4. Red is a pretty terrifying villain.
  5. Some nice songs, especially "It's Too Heavenly Here" (Fun Fact: Jesse Corti, the voice of LeFou from Beauty and the Beast, provides the singing voice of Charlie).
  6. Adam Wylie did a good job voicing David.
  7. Many fans of the franchise like this film.
  8. Itchy is still voiced by Dom DeLuise like he was in the original.
  9. Ernest Borgnine does a decent job as Carface.
  10. Despite the animation in this movie being cheap, the animation in the sequel of this movie is a lot cheaper, with some of the characters being off-model, and the colors of the characters changing in some scenes.

Trivia

  • The film saw a brief resurgence in attention in mid-2020 after it was jokingly mentioned in the Machinima comedy webseries Half-Life VR, but the AI is Self-Aware, with Google reporting an increase in searches containing the film’s title.
  • Anne-Marie, from All Dogs Go to Heaven (1989), was replaced with David, an 8 year old magician wannabe, due to Judith Barsi's fatal tragedy back in 1988, as the producers decided not to recast Ann-Marie in further All Dogs Go To Heaven installments since she became a dedicated character of the ill-fated actress.
  • DeviantArt user retroking1988 made pictures of Anne-Marie X David from both All Dogs Go To Heaven movies like these.
  • The 2014 2-Movie collection Blu-Ray cover shows Anne-Marie meeting David, even though it doesn't happen in both films.
  • This was MGM's last theatrically released animated film until Igor 12 years later.

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