All Dogs Go To Heaven 2

MPAA Rating: PG

Entertainment: +3

Content: +2

This new animated sequel with many of the same characters of the original 1989 ALL DOGS GO TO HEAVEN is a delightful but sometimes violent adventure. We find the fun-loving German shepherd Charlie (voice of Charlie Sheen) and his dachshund sidekick, Itchy (Dom Deluise), in dog heaven. They are given the mission of retrieving Gabriel's horn, which has fallen out of heaven and landed somewhere in San Francisco. In San Francisco, Charlie falls under the spell of a very attractive female Irish setter named Sasha (Sheena Easton). Although temporarily distracted, they get back to searching for the horn, only to find that a diabolical feline character called Red (George Hearn) and his cohort, Carface, must have it at all costs. Red is an evil sorcerer who can change his form into a huge, frightening monster and wreak havoc on any one in his way. But Charlie and Itchy are determined to regain the horn, as well as help a runaway boy Sasha has befriended. The story moves along briskly with plenty of action, chases and comical incidents. Delightful musical numbers and superb animation add to the enjoyment.

Dog heaven is pictured as a rather dull place and Charlie wants to get back to earth where all the action is. But this is all done in fun, and overall heaven is portrayed with respect. Sasha gives a somewhat provocative singing performance in a bar, but it is not crude, and, although she and Charlie become romantically involved, no sexual activity is implied. Further, Sasha and Charlie care for the lost boy and help him find his parents. In the process, Charlie becomes a more responsible canine. Happily, there is no crude or suggestive language in the film, and only one brief view of rear nudity. However, on several occasions Red turns into a raving monster. He lashes out at those around him and violently destroys property and frequently endangers the lives of Charlie, Itchy and others, which could disturb very young children. Other incidents include fighting, rough treatment, and chase threats. Parents should be aware of this and act accordingly.

Preview Reviewer: John Evans
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Crude Language: None

Obscene Language: None

Profanity: Exclamatory - Once

Violence: Many times - Moderate (hand fights, striking on head, rough treatment, chase threats, kidnapping, monster frightens and treats people harshly, violent property destruction, scary skeletons)

Sex: None

Nudity: Comical rear nudity once

Sexual Dialogue/Gesture: Few times (slightly provocative musical number; suggestive reference to breeding)

Drugs: Few times (drinking in bars)

Other: Demons take bad dog to hell

Running Time: Unknown
Intended Audience: Children 4 and older

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