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All Dogs Go to Heaven: The Series
All Dogs Go to Heaven The Series
Genre Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sitcom
Format Animated Series
Created by Don Bluth
Starring Steven Weber
Dom DeLuise
Sheena Easton
Ernest Borgnine
Charles Nelson Reilly
Bebe Neuwirth
Country of origin United States
Language(s) English
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 40 (List of Episodes)
Executive producer(s) Paul Sabella
Jonathan Dern
Running time 22 minutes (approx.)
Composer(s) Mark Watters
Robert Irving
Production company(s) Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Animation
Original channel First-run Syndication (1996-1997)
Fox Family (1998-1999)
First shown 1996
Original run September 21, 1996 – November 6, 1998
Status Ended
All Dogs Go to Heaven: The Series is a 40 episode animated television series based on the 1989 animated film All Dogs Go to Heaven. The series aired from 1996 to 1998 in syndication and on the Fox Family Channel from 1998 to 1999. The series re-aired on Cartoon Network from 1999 to 2000. The series was produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Animation, and animated by the studios Wang Film Productions and Thai Wang Film Production Co., Ltd.

Don Bluth’s 1989 animated feature 'All Dogs Go to Heaven featured a roguish German Shepherd named Charlie who died, went to heaven, conned his way back to Earth for vengeance on his killer Carface and then found redemption through a little orphaned girl named Anne-Marie. The film was popular with audiences, spawning a sequel, All Dogs Go to Heaven 2 and this animated series.

Most of the voice actors from the feature films reprised their roles in the series, including Dom DeLuise, Ernest Borgnine, Charles Nelson Reilly, Bebe Neuwirth, Sheena Easton, and Adam Wylie. Steven Weber provided the speaking and singing voices of Charlie B. Barkin, who was voiced in the films by Burt Reynolds and Charlie Sheen (and sung in the second film by Jesse Corti).


Even though the series is supposed to take place after the second film, several changes were made to the subject matter. For example, Charlie and Sasha were shown as having gotten together at the end of the second film, however, in the series, they are not together. Also, Itchy decides to stay in Heaven in the film, but he is alive in the series.

In the series Charlie and Itchy live in San Francisco as guardian angels, being told of their missions by Anabelle but also become embroiled in several misadventures in each episode, while trying to do the right thing.

Charlie’s villainous rival Carface and his sidekick, Killer (from the first film), also appeared in the series, as did Charlie’s friends: the dogs Sasha and Anabelle and the human child David. The series also featured two new characters named Bess, a pure bred award winning show dog and Itchy's love interest, and Belladonna, Anabelle's demonic antagonist cousin.


  • Steven Weber - Charles "Charlie" B. Barkin
  • Dom DeLuise - Itchy Itchiford
  • Bebe Neuwirth - Anabelle
  • Sheena Easton - Sasha La Fleur
  • Adam Wylie - David
  • Ernest Borgnine - Carface Caruthers
  • Charles Nelson Reilly - Killer
  • Carlos Alazraqui - Otto
  • Bebe Neuwirth - Belladonna
  • Tress MacNeille - Winifred Bessamay "Bess" de Winkerville, Gerta
  • Kevin Michael Richardson - Manfred


A Christmas special titled An All Dogs Christmas Carol was produced in 1998 for ABC and served as the series finale.

Season 1

  1. "The Doggone Truth"
  2. "Field Trip"
  3. "Lance, the Wonder Pup"
  4. "Puppy Sitter"
  5. "Dogs in the House"
  6. "Cyrano de Barkinac"
  7. "An Itch in Time"
  8. "Mission Im-paws-ible"
  9. "Mutts Ado About Nothing"
  10. "Dog Eat Dog"
  11. "Will Success Spoil Itchy Itchiford?"
  12. "Heaventh Inning Stretch"
  13. "The Perfect Dog"

Season 2

  1. "La Doggie Vita"
  2. "Travels with Charlie"
  3. "Charlie's Cat-Astrophe"
  4. "Magical Misery Tour"
  5. "Miss Guidance"
  6. "Fearless Fido"
  7. "Pair-a-Dogs Lost"
  8. "Kibbleland"
  9. "The Rexx Files"
  10. "Sidekicked"
  11. "Heaven Nose"
  12. "The Big Fetch"
  13. "All Creatures Great & Dinky"

Season 3

  1. "Free Nelly"
  2. "Dogfaces"
  3. "Charlie the Human"
  4. "History of All Dogs"
  5. "Trading Collars"
  6. "Whacked to the Future"
  7. "Dr. Beagle and Mangy Hide"
  8. "Charlie's Angle"
  9. "Agent from F.I.D.O."
  10. "Bess and Itchy's Dog School Reunion"
  11. "When Hairy Met Silly"
  12. "The Wrong Stuff"
  13. "Haunted Is as Haunted Does"
  14. "He Barked, She Barked"

Home Release

On December 3, 2013, TGG Direct will release All Dogs Go to Heaven: The Series - Complete Series on DVD. The 7-disc set features all 40 episodes of the series as well as the TV movie An All Dogs Christmas Carol.

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