Irish Week: Do All Dogs Go To Heaven?

It’s that time of the year again, when everyone pretends to be Irish and the real Irish milk it from the American tourists for all it’s worth. St. Patrick’s Day is on Thursday so until then, this post is part of a series on Ireland and Irish-related animation. You can browse the full series here.

Via: Wikipedia

I’m afraid my time has been squeezed for today’s post so instead, I am suggesting you all go out and watch All Dogs Go To Heaven, a film that was (for the most part) produced in Dublin. My memory of it is fairly hazy but feel free to comment below if you have any thoughts on the film. Hopefully we can get a nice wee discussion going. 🙂

2 Comments on “Irish Week: Do All Dogs Go To Heaven?

  1. So did Don Bluth ever repay back the govt. loans to Ireland for the studio he set up there on their dime as it were or did he pay it all back when he left of somewhat ablurpt notice……or at least that’s the feel some of still get.

    Good that another country other than U.S. is gaining and forgeing ahead.

    Has anyone noticed that India and China have AMERICANIZED their product exports. ???????

    Hmmmm…..here’s a possible clue as to sales for us independants ….sell the animation frame drawings at say $5-$25 each and make some extra srape dollars when at festivals, or try the very local film shows in parking lots, smaller indi theaters, online clients who have space in their store to sell your animation drawings and make a good draw for even more customers. for themselves…..just a thought or two from a upcoming animator …..
    am truly sorry if the above comment offend anyone, but if they do help even one fellow human make it this complex, overly P.R.’d world……then dang it to heck, my post has been worth it…………………..

    TOONROG99
    Spokane, wa-

    • Thanks for the comment TOONROG99 🙂

      Nah, I think they were all grants and tax concessions so when the studio folded he wasn’t obliged to pay them back. Having said that though, the animators that were trained at the time and since then have likely more than paid back through income taxes and the like any loss the irish government sustained on account of the studio.

      In regards to India and China, they see American films as being globally successful, hence their attempts to emulate them. An increase in demand in the home markets will reduce this however.

      As for selling the animation drawings and cels, I know for sure that waaay back in the 50s, you could by actual cels from the likes of Snow White at Disneyland because they had a perceived value of next to nothing. It was only after a few years that some smart person realised what they were and created a market to sell them at a premium. It’s very much to do with supply and demand. If there is a demand sor such objects, then you will be able to sell them no matter what.

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