All Dogs Go To Heaven 2

on March 29, 1996 by Sean O'Neill
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"All dogs go to heaven" is an iffy proposition right off the bat; almost everyone has known ill-tempered canines who deserve to go to the other place. Indeed, this particular cinematic mutt should have been banished at least to straight-to-video purgatory. Picking up where the inexplicably semi-successful original left off, "All Dogs Go to Heaven 2" opens with the mixed-breed Charlie (one dawg for another, Charlie Sheen takes over here from Burt Reynolds) who, being bored by heaven--he's a con-mutt at heart--receives a bit of a reprieve when he's called down to earth to reclaim Gabriel's lost horn. If the horn falls into the paws of the evil cat Red (George Hearn), he'll use it to ensure that all dogs (and their souls) will be stuck on Devil's Island forever. But, as Charlie progresses through his mission, aided by faithful dachsund sidekick Itchy (Dom DeLuise) and two new friends (a young human runaway voiced by Adam Wylie and a love interest/sexy chanteuse pooch named Sasha La Fleur, voiced by Sheena Easton), it's a clear-cut case of the bland leading the bland.
Such a trite story might have played if the filmmakers had insisted on quality in even one aspect of the picture--script, or songs, or animation. Apparently forgetting the greatest lesson of the classic Disney animated films--that tapping into primal emotions paves the way to immortality--Sabella, Leker & Co. have crafted a candy-colored object d'nothing that even the littlest kids will forget five minutes after exiting the theatre. Their parents might remember shelling out good money for a bad movie for a while longer. Voices by Charlie Sheen, Sheena Easton, Dom DeLuise and Ernest Borgnine. Directed by Paul Sabella and Larry Leker. Written by Arne Olsen and Kelly Ward & Mark Young. Produced by Paul Sabella, Jonathan Dern, Kelly Ward and Mark Young. An MGM release. Animated musical. Rated G. Running time: 84 min
Tags: Charlie Sheen, Sheena Easton, Dom DeLuise, Ernest Borgnine, Paul Sabella and Larry Leker. Written by Arne Olsen and Kelly Ward & Mark Young. Produced by Paul Sabella, Jonathan Dern, Kelly Ward and Mark Young. An MGM release. Animated
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