Michael Blaker’s Movie Monday Featuring All Dogs Go to Heaven

Michael Blaker
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Hey all, I’m back with another film from the late 80’s for this week’s Movie Monday. It’s All Dogs Go to Heaven.

Plot: The plot is pretty good, but it’s a children’s animated film so expecting a serious plot is going to lead to disappointment. I don’t really need to say more given that regarding the plot, it’s good for what it is, and really great when compared to other animated films for children.

Cast: The cast is pretty great, although I learned about a sad story regarding the child voice actor named Judith Barsi that played the female lead Anne-Marie as I was researching information for this blog. She was apparently killed, and this was unfortunately her final film at the age of 10. Honestly, I didn’t expect to find out about that, and was really shocked and sad because I didn’t know about any of that before now. She and the rest of the cast did a great job with this film, although it’s sad to think that this was her last recorded work.

Art: The art is solid, this being a movie from before the time that computers started taking the place of hand-drawn animation, so it’s aged pretty well.

Music: It fit the movie very well, and the song that played during the final credits was dedicated to Judith, something that I didn’t know about until reading up on the cast for this post. That makes me appreciate the soundtrack even more.

Overall: A pretty great movie with a very interesting premise.

For those who like: Comedy, Action, and Animated Films.

Not for those who don’t like: Any of the above.

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