Released in 1989 by MGM production: All Dogs Go To Heaven. The story is based on Charlie Barkin, a canine (a German Shepard Collie mix) who is part owner of the Casino “Rat Race.” Had just escaped from the pound with and thanks to his best friend Itchy Itchiford (Dachshund).
Unhappy of Charlie’s arrival back at the Casino, Carface, (the other Partner) is scheming to take over the entire Business. He convinces Charlie to split their partnership (ends being part owner of the Rat Race.) Unaware of Carface's plans, Charlie accepts leaving him to a sealed fate, as Carface kills him through running him over.
Plotting to take revenge, Charlie finds out after spending sometime in Heaven, he must “rewind his life” literally by winding back his “life watch” but once that occurs, he can never return to Heaven and he's condemned to Hell if he dies once again. Now with a dual situation to handle, Charlie knows he must fulfill his motive of revenge as well as redeem himself to earn in a place back in Heaven...
In this touching tale you can see Charlie battling to balance out both, reuniting with Itchy and a making a new one,Anne Marie. A little girl with a special talent to be able to talk to animals and her own special want of a family compared to Charlie whose motive was also money.
This one of Don Bluth’s Movies underrated due to poor advertising and strong competition against Disney’s "Little Mermaid". Mainly left in the dust and giving an undeserving set back for the movie.
A movie worth while watching which gives you a depth and feeling that you wouldn’t want to forget.