Films

Hotel for Dogs

January 16th 2009
  • Comedy/Family,
  • PG,
  • 100 min,
  • Dreamworks Pictures
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  • Cast: Emma Roberts, Jake T. Austin, Don Cheadle, Johnny Simmons, Kyla Pratt, Troy Gentile, Lisa Kudrow, Kevin Dillon, Ajay Naidu, Eric Edelstein, Robinne Lee, Yvette Nicole Brown, Andre Ware, Jonathan Klein, Ruben Garfias, Kenny Vibert, Stephen Liska, Jeremy Howard, Tiya Sircar, Mariah Moore
  • Director: Thor Freudenthal
  • Writers: Jeff Lowell, Robert Schooley, Mark McCorkle
  • Producers: Jonathan Gordon, Ewan Leslie, Lauren Shuler Donner
  • Executive Producers: Jason Clark, Ivan Reitman
  • Casting: Sarah Finn. Randi Hiller
  • Costume Design: Beth Pasternak
  • D.O.P.: Michael Grady
  • Editor: Sheldon Kahn
  • Music: John Debney
  • Production Design: William Sandell

Storyline

When their new guardians forbid 16-year old Andi (Roberts) and her younger brother, Bruce (Austin) to have a pet, Andi has to use her quick wit to help find a new home for their dog, Friday. The resourceful kids stumble upon an abandoned hotel and using Bruce's talents as a mechanical genius, transform it into a magical dog-paradise for Friday – and eventually for all Friday's friends. When barking dogs make the neighbors suspicious, Andi and Bruce use every invention they have to avoid anyone discovering "who let the dogs in."

Basic Information

  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Filming Locations: Los Angeles, USA
  • MPAA Warning: brief mild thematic elements, language and some crude humor
  • Production Companies: Cold Spring Picture, Donners' Company, DreamWorks SKG, Montecito Picture Company, Nickelodeon Movies
  • Production Schedule: November 2007 - February 2008

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Trivia

The film is the Nickelodeon cable television network's first film to be produced by DreamWorks Pictures rather than Paramount Pictures.

The score to Hotel for Dogs was composed by John Debney, who recorded his score at the Eastwood Scoring Stage at Warner Brothers.

Trailers & Clips

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Worldwide Release Dates

  • 22 January 2009: Chile, Peru
  • 23 January 2009: Brazil, Mexico
  • 30 January 2009: Denmark
  • 5 February 2009: Germany
  • 13 February 2009: UK
  • 18 February 2009: Belgium, France
  • 19 February 2009: Argentina, Netherlands, Russia
  • 20 February 2009: Italy, Norway, Sweden
  • 27 February 2009: Finland
  • 4 March 2009: Egypt
  • 12 March 2009: Croatia
  • 13 March 2009: Spain, Turkey
  • 19 March 2009: Singapore