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Jim Henson's Dog City: The Movie

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DOG CITY: THE MOVIE is an Emmy® award-winning Jim Henson’s Comedy Classic. Directed by Jim Henson, this parody of the film noir gangster films takes us through the busy but dangerous town of Dog City, teeming with colorful Muppet Dog characters. Rowlf the dog is your guide through the underside of canine life during the 1930s in Dog City. Our hero, Ace, enters the world of bulldog gangsters and terrier molls when he inherits a saloon, “The Doghouse,” from his late Uncle Harry. Unwilling to pay protection money, Ace finds himself the target of Bugsy, a bulldog bully who owns most of Dog City, and also happens to be one of the foremost proponents of senseless violence. Ace also comes nose to nose with a beautiful runaway collie named Colleen. Colleen and Ace team up to take on Bugsy and his thugs in the tumultuous, dog-eat-dog world of Dog City.

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Product Details

  • Actors: Ron White, Elizabeth Hanna, Kevin Clash, John Stocker, Stuart Stone
  • Directors: John van Bruggen
  • Writers: J.D. Smith, Julia Lewald, Marty Isenberg, Robert N. Skir
  • Producers: Stephen Hodgins
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, Full Screen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    NR
    Not Rated
  • Studio: Lions Gate
  • DVD Release Date: June 8, 2010
  • Run Time: 40 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B003DBLDIQ
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #117,107 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Jim Henson's Dog City: The Movie" on IMDb

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Dog City- a Henson classic. Full of puns and running gags (literally) if you are a Muppet/Henson fan you have got to get this show that has gone to the dogs! Hero Ace You (gesuntight) beats the bad guys, claims back his Uncle's Bar and wins the girl! Don't worry cat lovers, there is even one cat in this show. Would have given it 5 stars but it is too short! :)
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We have been looking forward to the release of this DVD for many years. I however am very disappointed that the DVD contains none of the extras that were part of the Jim Henson Hour television production. Items in that production that are not on the DVD are:
1. The Jim Henson introduction.
2. The Muppets skit.
3. The two Bean Bunny skits.
4. The making of Dog City skit.
5. The Lee Majors skit take off on the Six Million Dollar Man.
These were half the fun of Jim Henson Hour television show.
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By D. Quesal on November 10, 2011
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Since The Muppets got bought by Disney, certain specials that featured Kermit the Frog had Kermit footage cut out of them a little less enjoyable...but for some reason, they were able to keep Rowlf the Dog uncut from this film noir comedy special and the story itself is a hoot. It's a must have for Muppet fans not to mention Rowlf fans
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Like many have said, the first half and ending halfs of this Jim Henson Hour episode have been edited out and it's basically just the Dog City film part of The Jim Henson Hour. I kind of hesitated in wanting to buy it because of that but still, where else can you get The Jim Henson Hour episodes legally? So I bought the DVD, waiting and expecting a bad menu or something and suddenly I hear The Jim Henson Hour theme playing and that just brought a smile to my face. And also the behind the scenes photo gallery featuring a late Jim Henson on the set of Dog City looking at everything in a classic thinking pose. Awesome special feature. But still I yearn for The Jim Henson Hour complete series. This is good for an economic priced DVD but there should be a complete series for us collectors / Jim Henson Muppet fans know what I mean? But other then that, the film segment of the episode is uncut and uncensored. Buggy Them's Machine Gun and All! :) Nice an PG! Or what Buggy Them would say "Senseless Violence, just the way I love it" lol But what's amazing about this was, it was when The Jim Henson Company was slightly going more towards a satirical view within the later work which of course would bring us one of the greatest satirical shows ever "Dinosaurs" which was Jim Henson's original idea but wasn't made until a year after his passing. Anyway, I give it 4, I would give it 5 but it's mainly because it's cut.
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This isn't Henson's best work-- but it's cute. Younger kids will enjoy the corniness and slapstick humor. And it's got Rolf the dog in it! The puppets are wonderful-- some of their best work. But there -is- a lot of corn. And puns. Lots of dog-puns. This is what eventually was the basis for puppet and animated tv series of the same name.
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So not a whole lot of people would remember this but this was a great film, but the film was introduced through a Jim Henson Hour deal. It had a lot of great shorts and the making of dog city (shown by dogs). It was great. My sister got me this when I was in the hospital and was stoked and brought a smile. The movie is great, but not having behind the scenes, bean bunny trailers, kermit going crazy trying to find the reel to the film, and a robot guy or whatever is just highly disappointed. But shouldn't let it stop you from seeing this.
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This special is so dog-gone funny! I love it! I recomend it to anyone who likes dogs, or likes to laugh. It's hilarious and has good music. The best gift you can give someone.
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Hilarious! I am an adult and I laughed out loud at this. Watch it with the whole family and everybody will get a kick out of it. It's Henson at his best doing what he does best--puns all over the place! Not to mention it is beautifully shot and just looks gorgeous. If you are a Henson fan this is a MUST HAVE in the collection. If you are an aspiring filmmaker, study this thing--the care and precise-ness that went into every shot is evident. Get this now!
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