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Even though she is an orphan, there is nothing in the world Sally Ann (Makenzie Vega) wants more than a dog. When a pup is abandoned on the road outside the institution where they live, the girls are sure it is heaven sent. But keeping a Great Dane puppy a secret proves to be a growing problem.
Why Is Chestnut Rated G?
Chestnut is rated G
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In this predictable story of orphans with puppy love, the plot revolves around the silly antics of keeping a dog a secret. Some humor is derived from efforts to and discussions about potty training a dog. A child narrowly escapes being hit by a fast moving vehicle. Thieves break into various homes and steal personal belongings. They are portrayed in a comical fashion, except for a scene where they threaten a dog with a letter opener. The animal is injured and some blood is shown. Slapstick humor includes flying food, a woman hanging from a ceiling fan and some pratfalls. Alcohol is drunk at celebrations.
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Anne of Green Gables is also about a parentless child looking for a family. In Madeline, another group of orphans try to hide a dog. The challenge of being a kid and living in the Big Apple is captured in the movie Eloise at Christmastime.
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Canadian Home Video Rating: G
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DVD Release Date: 3 April 2007 (Canada only)
Chestnut releases to DVD (in Canada only) in a full screen presentation. The disc includes a behind-the-scenes featurette, and trailers for other Disney titles. Audio tracks are available in English (Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound) and French, with French and Spanish subtitles.