Owen Baker is a 12-year-old loner who has been working as a neighborhood dog-walker so he can earn the privilege of getting a dog of his own. His hard work pays off when his parents let him adopt a scruffy mutt he names Hubble. Both boy and dog get more than they bargained for when Owen wakes up one morning to discover he can understand every word Hubble says, including the ominous phrase: "Take me to your leaders." Owen learns that dogs came to Earth thousands of years ago to colonize and dominate the planet. Hubble (who is really named Canid 3942) has been sent by the powerful Greater Dane on a mission from the Dog Star Sirius to make sure dogs have fulfilled this destiny. Despite the best efforts of Owen's rag-tag group of neighborhood dogs to convince him otherwise, Hubble soon discovers the awful truth about Earth dogs: "You're all pets!" Now Owen (a boy who never had a friend) and Hubble (a dog who never needed one) must work together to prepare the neighborhood dogs for a visit...
Sujit R. Varma
This Fall...Earth is going to the dogs.
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10 October 2003 (USA)
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Opening Weekend USA: $13,107,022,
12 October 2003
Gross USA: $37,667,746
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $45,490,616
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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was allowed to hold the camera and film one shot in the film, but it ended up being cut. See more
When the family is at the dog pound selecting Hubble, the size of the sandwich held by Bob the Dog Catcher alternates from large to small to large again between shots. See more
Don't you think that it makes more sense to wait until after we move to the new place before we get the dog? I'm just thinking of the dog that way he won't have to relearn a new house, a new neighborhood, and all that other... newness.
We had a deal, Mom.
We did. We sure, we sure, we absolutely did.
[quoting Mrs. Baker
"The best way to achieve your goals, Owen, is to make a plan, work hard, and always keep your eyes on the prize."
That's an exact quote, isn't it?
I want my prize.
Written by Rudy Clark
and Arthur Resnick
Performed by Franky Perez
Produced by Franky Perez
Courtesy of Lava Records See more