All Dogs Go To Heaven - Character Work
Bluth, Don--1937 -
Dogs -- Fiction -- Juvenile films.
Heaven -- Fiction.
Redemption in motion pictures.
Produced at Sullivan Bluth studios in Ireland and released in 1989, All Dogs Go to Heaven was one of Don Bluth’s most successful films. Set in late 1930s in New Orleans, the story is about a German shepherd named Charlie B. Barkin who is killed early on by his business partner, Carface. Because all dogs go to heaven, Charlie ends up there. He is warned that if he goes back to Earth, he can never return. He does go back to Earth, however, to avenge his death. Meanwhile, Carface has kidnapped Anne-Marie, an orphan who can talk to animals. Charlie and his friend, Itchy rescue Anne Marie. Though for a while he returns to his old ways, he eventually learns lessons about honesty, love, and loyalty and in the end is redeemed.
Two color model cels, one of Anne Marie and one of Charlie, and a drawing with color instructions, possibly for the poster art.
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Colored pencil on Paper and Acrylic on Acetate
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