Disney's Teacher's Pet
Disney's Teacher's Pet ★★★ Teacher's Pet: The Movie 2004 (PG)
Disney strikes again with this zany Pinocchio story about a blue dog who wants to become a real boy like his owner Leonard (Fleming). Wanna-be Spot (Lane) dresses as a boy (named Scott) and follows Leonard to school until he discovers his chance: a mad scientist named Ivan Krank (Grammar) who claims to be able to change animals into people. Unfortunately, no one considers Spot's “dog years,” which cause him to end up not a boy but a middle-aged man. Creative script and visual style, excellent performances by Lane and Grammar, and loads of wit and charm make this an above-average cartoon that appeals to children and parents alike. Based on the ABC cartoon. 73m/C VHS, DVD . USD: Timothy Bjorklund; W: Bill Steinkellner, Cheri(e) Steinkellner; M: Stephen James Taylor; V: Nathan Lane, Kelsey Grammer, David Ogden Stiers, Jerry Stiller, Shaun Fleming, Debra Jo Rupp, Paul (Pee-wee Herman) Reubens, Megan Mullally, Rob Paulsen, Wallace Shawn, Estelle Harris, Jay Thomas, Genie Francis, Anthony Geary, Pamela Segall, Lauren Tom, Ken Swofford, Mae Whitman, Rosalyn Landor.