All Dogs Go to Heaven: The Series is an American Animated TV show create as a follow up to All Dogs Go to Heaven 2. The series was produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Animation, and animated by the studios Wang Film Productions and Thai Wang Film Production Co., Ltd. The Series originally aired 40 episodes over the pan of three seasons in Syndication from September 21, 1996 till November 6, 1997.
Don Bluth’s 1989 animated feature All Dogs Go to Heaven featured a roguish German Shepherd named Charlie who died, went to heaven, conned his way back to Earth for vengeance on his killer Carface and then found redemption through a little orphaned girl named Anne-Marie. The film was popular with audiences, spawning a sequel, All Dogs Go to Heaven 2 and this animated series.
Even though the series is supposed to take place after the second film, several changes were made to the subject matter. For example, Charlie and Sasha were shown as having gotten together at the end of the second film, however, in the series, they are not together. Also, Itchy decides to stay in Heaven in the film, but he is alive in the series.
In the series Charlie and Itchy live in San Francisco as guardian angels, being told of their missions by Anabelle but also become embroiled in several misadventures in each episode, while trying to do the right thing.
Charlie’s villainous rival Carface and his sidekick, Killer (from the first film), also appeared in the series, as did Charlie’s friends: the dogs Sasha and Anabelle and the human child David. The series also featured two new characters named Bess, a pure bred award winning show dog and Itchy's love interest, and Belladonna, Anabelle's demonic antagonist cousin.
Most of the voice actors from the feature films reprised their roles in the series, including Dom DeLuise, Ernest Borgnine, Charles Nelson Reilly, Bebe Neuwirth, Sheena Easton, and Adam Wylie. Steven Weber provided the speaking and singing voices of Charlie B. Barkin, who was voiced in the films by Burt Reynolds and Charlie Sheen (and sung in the second film by Jesse Corti).