All Dogs Go to Heaven 2

  • Review Date: March 25, 2005
  • Rated: G
  • Genre: Family and Kids
  • Release Year: 1996
  • Running Time: 82 minutes

Common Sense Media says

This dark coming-of-age story is a unique romp.
  • Review Date: March 25, 2005
  • Rated: G
  • Genre: Family and Kids
  • Release Year: 1996
  • Running Time: 82 minutes

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What parents need to know

Positive messages

Accepting of differences, working together.

Violence & scariness

Cartoonish mayhem, mostly implied.

Sexy stuff

Mild sexual innuendo.

Language
Not applicable
Consumerism
Not applicable
Drinking, drugs, & smoking

Drinking, gambling and smoking, but not presented as admirable.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that the plot includes references to Hell and the Devil, who is portrayed in the character Red. This may frighten the youngest children. Christian families may object to the characterization of death and the afterlife. The plot has tense moments and some frightening themes, but carries with it an uplifting message of working together and warns against selfishness. While the film is aimed at children 5 to 7, some older children (12 and up) may also enjoy the film for its animation.

Parents say

Kids say

What's the story?

Charlie is bored in dog Heaven and wants to return to Earth. So when his old nemesis Carface escapes with Gabriel's horn, which has the power to open all locks and doors, Charlie and pal Itchy are sent to retrieve it. Charlie soon wants to enjoy his old hangouts, but he is only a ghost. So he accepts from Carface's friend Red the loan of a magical collar that makes him physical. But Red is really the Devil and wants to use the horn for his own evil ends. Charlie learns the error of his selfish ways when he befriends David, a young runaway boy. Charlie and his friends must muster the courage to foil Red's plan to imprison all heavenly dogs in his fiery domain.

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

All Dogs Go to Heaven's everydog, Charlie B. Barkin, is back in a sequel that's even more off-kilter than the popular original. In this bizarre coming-of-age story, Charlie leaves dog Heaven, confronts the Devil, and learns to be less selfish. ALL DOGS GO TO HEAVEN 2 is a fast-moving tale that will compel most viewers simply because it is so unusual. The characters have flaws that give them room to grow in the film.

The film may remind parents of former Disney animator Don Bluth, who animated the 1989 original. The film retains much of what made its predecessor a success. The songs are unfortunately lackluster, but the voice actors (including Charlie Sheen, Dom DeLuise, George Hearn and Ernest Borgnine) bring their characters to life.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the difference between self-interest and working as a team. When is each appropriate? Also, young David tells his friends that he ran away from home because, with his stepmother pregnant, he feels unwanted. How could his friends and family help him feel wanted?

Movie details

Theatrical release date:March 29, 1996
DVD release date:March 6, 2001
Cast:Bebe Neuwirth, Charlie Sheen, Dom DeLuise
Director:Paul Sabella
Studio:MGM/UA
Genre:Family and Kids
Topics:Music and sing-along
Run time:82 minutes
MPAA rating:G

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Kid, 11 years old June 27, 2014
AGE
6
QUALITY
 

Scary for young kids!

Honesty! This is like the first one, or the great mouse detective or some thing! It's like that sort of G or PG VIOLENCE that I HATE. One scene the devil picks up a rat by the tail and eats it! (In the shadows) The rat sqeaks for help. The devil pulls out a bone. I HATE that part. I hate that in Disney movies. Also, the dogs put the child in danger when fighting the devil. Almost putting the child at death. BEER DRINKING one scene. This movie teaches kids false things about heaven, u can't get out of heaven, God has Heaven protected. So think twice about letting your kids watch this, Common Sense Media doesn't put the violent stuff and messages that are really in here. Once your kid sees it there's no going back....
What other families should know
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Kid, 12 years old April 5, 2013
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2
QUALITY
 

So much dog crap, my DVD player almost exploded....

Seriously!! This movie was awful!!!! IT RUINED EVERYTHING IN THE ORIGINAL FILM!!!!!!! There is so many cliches, insufferable puns, plot-wholes, and inconsistencies to the last film, you might as well make a drinking game out of it. Be warned, however, you will probably have passed out in the first 10 minutes of this piece of dog poo! I don't even know if some kids will even find themselves being that interested in this film. The only thing good out of this is one single chase scene that only lasted 2 minutes in the movie. Stay away from it if you're a fan of the original All Dogs go to Heaven.
Teen, 14 years old Written byBugie78 July 30, 2012
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7
QUALITY
 

All dogs DO go to heaven

Great movie, it shows u can go to heaven. And I love Sasha, and that why I like the second one better. :p. Also I love how Charlie really wanted to help David get home. Great movie recommend for all ages.
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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