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post #1 of 10
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I immediately thought Homeward Bound when I saw the trailer for this! I just love the adventure side of any good pet movie. Plus I think a movie about dressed up tiny dogs is wayyy over due. Anyone else excited to see it?
post #2 of 10
Only seen one commercial. First impression is that its a bit over the top and silly. But will consider it later (when it comes out on DVD) - I"m not rushing to the theatre to see it
post #3 of 10
I saw the commercial for it and I have to say that's one movie i'll probably avoid like the plague...I don't know why, i like most animal movies- but that one just looks aweful to me. (Sorry!!)
post #4 of 10
ill watch it but not in the theater I will once it gets out on dvd
post #5 of 10
Actually, completely turned off by this movie. I fully support the movies that create a relate able personality with animals, but this one seems to promote the ridiculous humanization of dogs to extreme, which is not how they should be treated. Not to mention, just seems bad!
post #6 of 10
Not only does this movie look stupid, but I'm dreading all the chihuahua puppy mills that are going to crank up their breeding to have lots of dogs ready to get snapped up from the hype it will generate, to then have them dumped once the kids get sick of them.
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Not only does this movie look stupid, but I'm dreading all the chihuahua puppy mills that are going to crank up their breeding to have lots of dogs ready to get snapped up from the hype it will generate, to then have them dumped once the kids get sick of them.
Well said Sarah, I was thinking of that as well. It happened when 101 Dalmations came out and it's happened so many other times....and it's always the animals that wind up the victims when people think "oh what a cute animal, i want one" and they don't research or think of the committment.
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Not only does this movie look stupid, but I'm dreading all the chihuahua puppy mills that are going to crank up their breeding to have lots of dogs ready to get snapped up from the hype it will generate, to then have them dumped once the kids get sick of them.
I completely agree- not only does it look like an awful movie, but it's so irresponsible. I anticipate a huge influx of chihuahuas in the shelter by spring or so- people will get them for Christmas and after 3-4 months, realize they're not anything like what they were in the movie and dump them.

I find it so sickening that Disney and other film companies still cause this problem and that people are stupid enough to keep falling for it. I mean, even Finding Nemo has nearly caused the extinction of clown fish! Unbelievable!
post #9 of 10
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Well said Sarah, I was thinking of that as well. It happened when 101 Dalmations came out and it's happened so many other times....and it's always the animals that wind up the victims when people think "oh what a cute animal, i want one" and they don't research or think of the committment.
Exactly, and I just realized something here..............Even in movies that are educational about the natural habitat and cruelty of capture and captivity ended up being a profitable commodity for suppliers of consumers with short term interest in the living conditions and lives of. Finding Nemo, one of my favorite movies, but perfect example!
All though Charlotte's Web didn't promote having spiders as pets, I would hope! I'm sure it did increase pet pigs!
post #10 of 10
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I have actually read a few really good reviews- apparently Chloe the main chihuahua learns to embrace her heritage. I think that's a really important lesson for kids.

Plus this review talked all about how the movie promotes adopting dogs from shelters and even some of the dogs in the film were found in animal shelters.

But these orgs may want to know that one of the movie's messages is to take in strays, and it also generally advocates the benefits of pet adoption and obligations of pet ownership. Gosnell even used dogs from shelters for the movie - one of the lead Chihuahuas was found in a shelter one day away from being put to sleep - and the studio says it has found homes for them all.

I think that's pretty cool on Disney's part to give those animals a second chance.
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