Friday, May 1, 2009

Hotel for Dogs Movie Review

WOW! We just watched the movie Hotel for Dogs now available on DVD! It was fantastic! Maybe the best part was that it had an ACTUAL MASTIFF in it! That's right! A large and magnificent doggie such as myself. Now I know that technically these images belong to Dreamworks, but I hope it's OK to post them because I have to tell you I was beside myself when I saw THIS early in the movie.

That's right! Not just a Mastiff, but a striped one same as my large and Netflix queue managing self! Look at that face!

In the extra features they said that the part of "Lenny" was actually played by two different mastiffs, one of whom was a gal (which would explain why I thought he/she looked a bit petite in some scenes).

For those of you who live with peoples always trying to make you do stuff, you will love this movie for sure. The doggie actors and actresses are so talented. Momma was quick with the pause button to examine scenes like the big dinner. This one has a little blond bull mastiff gal in it on the left.

We paused a lot and looked at what each doggie was doing and tried to figure out what their peoples were saying to them.

I think Tanner might have made a special stunt appearance.... watch the movie and you will know what I mean.

The movie also featured lots of entertainments that you should build at home because some of the stuff the doggies did at the hotel looked really fun.

Momma says to watch the extras before the movie unless you are actually interested in the plot because then you will know more about the doggies as you see them.

The Mango gives Hotel for Dogs four paws up.

Tell your peoples to rent it or I will slime them.

Mango Man! Oh yeah!


Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Woo have SOOOOOO made 'em an offer they khan't refuse!

PeeEssWoo: Your khlone/khousin was on Homer The Golden Retriever's blog yesterday! Did your momma realized you'd khlumbered off to Holland?

Tibby said...

Hi Mango!
That movie looks like a lot of fun! Maybe my owners will watch it with me this weekend as part of our Tibby Day celebration!
:) Tibby

aninhas said...

Hy Mango!!!
Kiko and I, already saw the movie and we loved it too :)
Mango, Kiko thinks that your slime is a serious threat :O

Cool movie :)

Have a nice weekend :D
Hugs and kisses from kikos world :)

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

That looks like a great movie. It has to be if there is a Mastif in it... you are still more handsome the the he/she in the movie..
Maybe you should have come over and helped us with those sticks..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Minnie-Moo (Rescue Lab) said...

Muzzle wants to watch this but I think we'll have to wait a bit longer.

Were there any lovely labs in it?!!


Allison (Dog Mom) said...

Tanks fur da reevyoo! Mommee reelee wants to go and see da moovee. Now, wif da danjur of da Mango slobberz, she will shurlee go and see it!

Gus and Waldo

aninhas said...

ps. Mango, you the other day, tell us that you can´t read kikos word?
Aninhas put a translater for all friends :D
It´s not perfect but you will understand most of it, i think ...
auf auf

Noah the Airedale said...

But was any part of it sad at all Mango. Now you have to tell D the truth here. She cant watch anything with dogs incase it's sad in any shape or form. For example, she only just managed to watch Beethoven...get what I'm saying here!

Noah x
ps. crikey we thought you were in that flick!!

Mason Dixie said...

Sounds like a plan, to watch the movie that is, not to be slimed by you =) will watch it over the weekend.

Eric said...

I hope I do'nt have to wait too long to see your impossibly huge impostors Mango. Though I would rather see the real thing :)

Wiry wags, Eric xx

Brandon, Ashley, and baby Stella said...

That's so happy that another Mastiff pup pup is on the big screen!! It's time they give us big beauties (and handsomes) the slobber time we deserve!!

Liffey said...

Wowee- that looks like fun fun fun! Mummy says that here in Melbourne they played that movie in the city on a giant outdoor screen and all the doggies were allowed to go with their peeps to see it. At the end all the doggies howled. I was still a poor lonley stray then but mummy says if they do it again next year then maybe I can go...if I am good girl.
Liffey's licks to you and an extra hoooge one for Dexter

Minnie-Moo (Rescue Lab) said...

Liffey, Muzzle says that is such a cool idea.

She always waits to watch doggie films on DVD so she can snuggle up with us and watch them.


the TN Bull Terrors said...

That does look like a good movie! We're gonna get DawgMom to rent it for the dog show weekend & we'll all watch it while we're there! That would be great!

Feather, Darla, Pappy & LizzaBella

Lorenza said...

Hi, Mango!
That movie has not come to the theaters here... imagine when we will get it in DVD!
Glad to know is interesting! I will be waiting for it!
Kisses and hugs

Winterdark said...

Cool! Mom and I want to see that. Is there a Shar Pei in it?


misskyliem said...

Mango, thanks for the tip. I asked Mommy to take me over to the AMC Premium (have you ever been there!?) to see it but something about a rule about no dogs and that movie never played in that theatre. Now that I have stole the laptop I will sneak into Daddy's netflix account and add it to the next in que! BOL


Pamela, Kira and Scampi said...

Ok, Mommy added it to her netflix queue!Thanks for the info Mango my darling!
-Kira The BeaWootiful

Mack said...

We saw the ad for that movie and immediately thought of the Mango Man!

Amber and Nala said...

Sounds great....I think I will order it up from Netflix! :) Thanks for sharing and I can't wait to see it!


The FOUR Musketeers said...

It's really a great movie !
It make my human leak at the end ! BOL ! I am very particular about... Why isn't any Golden Retrievers or Schnauzers in it ! BOL !!!

Lots of Mushy Hugs,
Four Musketeers

Kess And Her Mama said...

With the paws up from you, will definitely look out for the DVD!

PS. I will try to dig up some monkey photos and post on my blog. Will let you know when it's done.


I haven't seen the movie but will definitely now with your rave review. I'm still wanting for the summer block buster animation- Mango The Magnificent Slobbering at a Theater near you.


Fiona, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

Well ESPECIALLY now that I know that I have a mastiff as a nephew (long story), I will be sure to watch REALLY closely. Can't wait!!! *kissey face*

Joey said...

You've convinced me! I will definitely see this movie! Thanks for the great review.

See ya!

Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello mango its dennis the vizsla dog hay okay i wil tel my mama and dada to watch this dokyoomentary but i dont hav hi hopes as they hav had another dokyoomentary calld happy go lucky for like siks weeks and stil havent watchd it yet in fakt i am not shoor they even reealize that they hav the netliks serviss ok bye

MJ's doghouse said...

i saw this movie a long time ago Mango...and I am still not convinced you arent doing one of those hannah montana/miley things...i think maybe you are a superstar.....anyhow to me you are...and that is all that counts...

Maggie and Mitch said...

Thanks for the review, Mango! We're definitely going to ask mom and dad if we can watch it too! It sounds like a very good movie!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

Puttin' in in the queue.

Thanks for the pawsome review.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

Abby said...

Hi, Mango...

My Mom says she is gonna go rent the movie today...

No slime here, OK?

Abby xxxooo

Brind'Amour said...

Hey Mango,

I mentioned the movie to mom and she said we could watch it next. I'm so excited. I hope we popcorn!! Mom wasn't overly threatened by your slobber. She's kind of used to it, in smaller doses.


PS - Stop by my bloggy, I left you something!

Agatha and Archie said...

On our way to PL2's Netflix account as we speak...Too bad you couldn't have gotten that part...Love and kisses A+A

DCampy34 said...

Thanx Mango for the suggestion - we are having Mommy go get it today - we expect rain for the next 4-6 days so good movie watching weather

Wood, Sweetie, & MJ

Aniemother said...

Great threat, Mango ;)

The OP Pack said...

Thanks for the paws up on this movie - it is ONE that the humans actually haven't already seen. WE will have to see it just to find out what Tanner did.

Tail wag, the OP Pack

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Mango....woot!!! We just watched Beverly Hills Chi Wa Wa...(never could spell that) last weekend...loved the way the dogs talked...Mumsie was crackin' up!!!

We'll definitely rent that...looks pawsome.

Now Mango...we just shipped your Barkday pressie should get it maybe Tuesday? We're thinkin' the video camera may be in order for it...heh heh heh...

Love you lots...

Lexi, Qwill, Shiner and Trophy said...

Hello Mango, i'm so sorry to post like this, but i am desperately trying to save a border collie who is slated to be euthanized this week if he is not pulled from the shelter. can you please pass my blog post along and help me raise the funds to pull him to safety?
You are forever in my debt,
Lexi and the Broken Butt Boys

Marvin -The Hollow Hound said...

My Jeannie saw it on the plane back from Aus. She said it was fandabidozi (a Scottish expression without Kilts.......)

You are truly a star. A very BIG STAR!

We love you Mango!

lotsaluv Marvin xxxx

oh and Jeannie xxxxxx

Joe Stains said...

Mom is totally adding this to our Netflix right now! Tanner?! oh dear.

Asta said...

Thewe was a MAstiff and they didn't call you??ow wewe you unavailable doo to youw many dooties at the estate?
We awe cewtainly going to went it and watch it ovew and ovew. Thanks fow the hint about how to watch it.
You'we looking pawticoolawly spiffy today!
Myrna is so happy that Hectow came and had a good time at hew wedding..he cewtainly looked smitten wif his bootiful date.
I'm sowwy that you and the pee wee couldn't be thewe
smoochie kisses

Molly and Taffy said...


An excellent review. We are going to see if it has been released in the UK. It certainly looks an excellent film.

Molly and Taffy

The 'splorin' Wolfies said...

wow--are you sure that wasn't you in that movie Mango????

ocmist said...

We went to an Inn last week, but they didn't make any movies about it. I'll tell Mom about this as she LOVES doggie movies. They even got corgis in the first place from Dad seeing a Disney movie called "Little Dog Lost" and they love "Murder She Purred" because there is a corgi in it. Mom also loved that new Chihuahua movie, so we will probably end up watching this one... especially if there are "Mango" doubles in it! Thanks for the tip! BG & OC

dewdana said...

That looks like must see tee vee for sure! thanks for the tip!