IT’S A DOG’S LIFE

"Dogs Doing Good"

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IT'S A DOGS LIFE: Goes Straight for Your Heart!

Infamous voice actor, Bill Farmer is on a mission to find the best of the best of mans' best friend in this new series on Disney +!

Posted by Movieguide on Thursday, May 28, 2020

What You Need To Know:

IT’S A DOG’S LIFE follows legendary Disney voice actor Bill Farmer as he travels the United States telling the stories of how dogs use their unique talents. In each episode, Farmer tells the story of two dogs and how they contribute to the wellbeing of mankind. These tasks could be anywhere from helping people with special needs, data research or interacting with other animals to help train them. The episodes end with a segment on “Hometown Heroes” where the viewers send videos about how their dog is a hero. 

Farmer does an incredible narrating, which is no surprise. He shows so much love and respect as he learns about the different dogs. IT’S A DOG’S LIFE features a strong moral worldview. Love is extolled throughout the episodes as each person that comes into contact with the animals cares deeply for them. The episodes are educational, lighthearted, and often funny or heartwarming. They show how different breeds of dogs can have different talents that can be used for different tasks. IT’S A DOG’S LIFE is a fun program that the whole family can enjoy. 

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Dominant Worldview and Other Worldview Content/Elements:
Strong moral worldview as caretakers love the animals they work with and want to use the animal’s talents to help mankind

Foul Language:
No foul language (one episode mentions whale excrement but in an educational way)

Violence:
Animals play with one another sometimes tugging on toys or rolling around

Sex:
No sex

Nudity:
Natural animal nudity

Alcohol Use:
No alcohol

Smoking and/or Drug Use and Abuse:
No smoking or drugs; and,

Miscellaneous Immorality:
Nothing else objectionable.

More Detail:

IT’S A DOG’S LIFE, a documentary series on Disney+, is a look at how dogs use their unique and special talents to do good. The series is hosted by Bill Farmer, the iconic voice behind Disney characters Pluto and Goofy, as he travels around to different places meeting dogs that perform extraordinary tasks.

Each episode, Farmer tells the story of two dogs and what they do to contribute to the well-being of mankind. These tasks could be anywhere from helping those with special needs, data research or interacting with other animals to help train them. Along the way, Farmer gives educational tips on responsible pet care during a segment called “Pluto’s Pointers.” Finally, the episodes end with a segment on “Hometown Heroes” where people send in videos about how their dog is a hero.

Farmer does an incredible job at voicing the series, which is no surprise. He shows so much love and respect as he learns about the different talent’s dogs have and is genuinely surprised at some of the tasks they’re able to do with training. In one episode, he meets a boy with special needs who has an incredible service dog. The boy’s dream is to become a voice actor just like Farmer, so Farmer takes the boy to the recording studio to give him a quick lesson, and even reunites him with his brother.

IT’S A DOG’S LIFE generally features a strong moral worldview. Love is extolled throughout the episodes as each person that comes into contact with the animals cares deeply for them. It also shows how different breeds of dogs can have different talents that can be used for different tasks. The episodes are educational, lighthearted, fun, and often funny or heartwarming. IT’S A DOG’S LIFE has virtually no objectionable content.

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