The All Dogs Christmas Carol is the 3rd and final All Dogs film, and is based on A Christmas Carol. The first two movies centered around Charlie and Itchy, whereas this one was about Carface – stepping in as our canine Scrouge.
I loved the All Dogs Go to Heaven movies when I was really young. They were also devastating which is probably why they weren’t as popular as Disney movies. I haven’t seen this or the first film in at least 15 years, so it was the perfect thing to rewatch. If you’re not here often; I have a series where I revisit old childhood favourites such as Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Crash Bandicoot, and The Simpsons Hit & Run.
The dogs are hosting a Christmas party and raising money for little Timmy’s leg operation, when Carface comes to collect his debt. Charlie refuses to pay him back, and Carface hypnotises all the dogs and steals everything. When Charlie and Itchy can’t get it back, they go to the angel Annabelle for help and they decide to Christmas Carol him.
I was worried that this was going to be one of those movies that are great when you’re a kid but don’t hold up as an adult. However, I was pleasantly surprised. It’s still entertaining as an adult, maybe not as much as when I was young, and sometimes a little cheesy but it’s definitely watchable.
It’s not as sad as the first one, thankfully. I can see it being a little scary for kids, but I think all of the All Dogs series was.
I feel like Charlie didn’t get to shine much in this film, but that’s okay. Personally, I like Careface so I’m happy to see him get screentime.
If you’re feeling nostalgic I’d recommend revisiting the All Dogs Christmas Carol this festive season.