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Traumafessions :: Reader Kawaiihanyou on All Dogs Go to Heaven

August 23rd, 2009 by aunt john · 5 Comments

ALL DOGS GO TO HEAVEN. Seems innocent enough, right? It can’t be bad telling from the title, can it? It involved dogs, one of my favorite animals and heaven? Heaven is a good thing, right?


I can’t remember how old (maybe 7 or 9) I was when I saw this movie, but when I think about it, this one scene from near the end of the movie replays in my head: One of the dogs being dragged down to hell by this black demon things spurring out of the concrete. It scared the hell outta me and I couldn’t watch it again.

Unfortunately, I was made to watch it again, when I was twelve or eleven. I was at a friend’s house and I couldn’t bear to watch it. I couldn’t watch the poor innocent dogs get killed and be sent back and fourth between heaven and hell. That’s a great thing to be showing kids, right? Dogs being killed only to be dragged down to the pits of hell. Riiight…

It’s been years since I’ve seen the movie but it still sparks a bad feeling when I think about it. But I gotta know if I was the only one bothered by this movie or not.

AUNT JOHN SEZ: Nope, you are not alone on this one… just ask Reader Miriam67.

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11 years ago

Hi, I’ll save you the trouble of asking me. This movie completely freaked me out as well. 🙁 I’m glad to see that I’m not alone!

unkle lancifer
11 years ago

Check out this thread I found on Imdb…


11 years ago

Yet another Don Bluth creation that’s inappropriately marketed to youngsters. See An American Tail, The Land Before Time, The Secret of NIMH
[Looking up, shaking fist] BLUUUUUUTH!!!

11 years ago

I concur with your trauma. This movie’s version of hell disturbs me to this day. I was 10 when this movie came out and that vision of the poor dog going to hell andbeing  encompassed by demons REALLY freaked me out.

3 years ago

I got the movie “All Dogs Go to Heaven” (1989) for my 8th birthday, along with a matching lunch box. I loved the movie and watched it several times a week….but the scene where Charlie has a nightmare about going to hell scared me every single time. I used to fast forward through that scene every time I watched it xD.
Why did I watch it so many times? Well childhood me had a tendency to crush hard on cartoon characters…and Charlie B. Barkin was one of them xD. Yes, he was a cartoon dog. So sue me! In my defense, he was voiced by Burt Reynolds, heart throb of the 70’s and 80’s!