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Hotel For Dogs


Dec 31, 1969

Latest Home Video

Apr 28, 2009

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Thor Freudenthal


Emma Roberts
Jake T. Austin


2009 Dreamworks/Paramount

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When Andi (Emma Roberts) and Bruce (Jake T. Austin) aren't allowed to keep a stray dog they've found, the siblings decide to put the pooch in an abandoned hotel. With the help of some of their friends, the kids are soon extending their hospitality to even more homeless canines -- but how can they keep such a big secret from being hounded out?

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Why Is Hotel For Dogs Rated PG?

Hotel For Dogs is rated PG for brief mild thematic elements, language and some crude humor.

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Two foster children lie, defraud and steal on several occasions. Later they try to avoid the police and other bylaw officers by hiding in a condemned building. Trespassing on the property, they set up a residence for abandoned dogs that they have freed from the dog pound or rescued off the street. Some moments of peril for dogs and children are shown. The script contains brief excrement jokes, a handful of profanities and some scatological slang along with other infrequent crude humor. A man is assaulted by a teen and kicked in a groin.

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Canadian Home Video Rating: G

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Details on home video releases of Hotel For Dogs...

Check into the Hotel for Dogs when it releases to DVD and Blu-ray on April 28, 2009. Both presentations offer the following bonus materials: deleted scenes, featurettes (A Home For Everyone: The Making Of Hotel For Dogs, That’s The Coolest Thing I’ve Ever Seen!, K-9 Casting, Bark On Cue! and The Pedigree® Adoption Drive), an audio commentary (by Thor Freudenthal, Ewan "Jack" Leslie, Emma Roberts and Jake T. Austin) and Text/Photo Galleries.

Hotel For Dogs on DVD comes in either full frame or wide screen and offers audio tracks in Dolby Digital 5.1 (English) and subtitles in English, French and Spanish.

Hotel For Dogs on Blu-ray comes in widescreen with audio tracks in Dolby Digital 5.0 (English, French and Spanish), Dolby Digital 5.1 (English, French and Spanish) and Dolby True HD 5.1 (English, French and Spanish). Subtitles are offered in English, French and Portuguese.

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