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Encyclopedia > Dog City
Jim Henson's Dog City title screen
Jim Henson's Dog City title screen

Dog City is a television series that aired on FOX from 1992 to 1995. The show contained both animation, done by Nelvana and Fox Kids, and puppetry, done by Jim Henson Productions. The animated portions of the show focused on a canine private detective named Ace Heart. The Muppet portions of the show focused on the interactions between Ace Hart and his animator Eliot Shag (who, like Ace, is a German Shepherd). Image File history File links Dogcity. ... Image File history File links Dogcity. ... A television program is the content of television broadcasting. ... The Fox Broadcasting Company, usually referred to as just Fox (the company itself prefers the capitalized version FOX), is a television network in the United States. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... The bouncing ball animation (below) consists of these 6 frames. ... Nelvana Limited is a Canadian entertainment company, founded in 1971, that is well-known for its work in childrens animation, among many things. ... It has been suggested that Fox Kids Weekday Block be merged into this article or section. ... A puppeteer is a person who manipulates a puppet or marionette, either by the use of strings, wires or their hands, for a stage production or film. ... Jim Henson Productions, Ltd. ... Trinomial name Canis lupus familiaris The dog (Canis lupus familiaris) is a domestic subspecies of the wolf, a mammal of the Canidae family of the order Carnivora. ... A private investigator, or PI, is a person who undertakes investigations. ... Ace Heart is a private detective cartoon canine that was the lead character on the half-hour live-action/animated series Dog City, which aired on FOX from 1992 to 1995. ... John Denver and the Muppets: A Christmas Together The Muppets are a group of puppets and costume characters created by Jim Henson and the company he created. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Country of origin Germany Classification Breed standards (external links) FCI, AKC, ANKC, CKC KC(UK), NZKC, UKC The German Shepherd Dog (known also as the Alsatian or Schäfer(hund)) is an intelligent breed of dog. ...


A recurring gag was that many of the characters in the cartoon were seemingly based on the residents of Eliot's apartment building. The bulldog crime-boss Bugsy Vile was inspired by the building's grouchy bulldog super, Bruno; Ace's love interest, Rosie, was based on Eliot's unrequited feelings for his neighbour Colleen, and so on. The Muppet characters were unaware of this; in the first episode Bruno asks Eliot how a loser like him could have created a great character like Bugsy. Eliot replies "Sometimes it's just staring you in the face". A Bulldog, which is also known colloquially as the English Bulldog or British Bulldog, is a medium-size breed of dog that originated in England. ...


Later series included segments from other shows Eliot worked on, including skits featuring the main Dog City characters and a superhero series starring the Batman parody Watchdog. [[ For the bands, see Superheroes (band) and Super Heroines. ... Batman (originally referred to as the Bat-Man and still referred to at times as the Batman) is a DC Comics fictional superhero who first appeared in Detective Comics #27 in May 1939. ...

Contents

Characters

Animated

Ace Heart is a private detective cartoon canine that was the lead character on the half-hour live-action/animated series Dog City, which aired on FOX from 1992 to 1995. ... Stuart Stu Stone (born November 17, 1977 as Stuart Eisenstein and affectionately known as Stu the Jew) is a Canadian film, television, and voice-over actor as well as a talented music producer and rapper. ... John Stocker was born in Canada on August 12, 1948. ... Stephen Ouimette is a Canadian actor, born and raised in St. ... Stephen Ouimette is a Canadian actor, born and raised in St. ... Len Carlson (September 2, 1937 – January 26, 2006) was a Canadian voice actor on many animated television series from the 1960s onward, and was also a Kraft Canada TV pitchman during the 1970s and 1980s. ... Tara Strong (born Tara Lyn Charendoff, February 12, 1973) is a voice actress originally from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... Rino Romano (born 1969) is a Canadian voice actor probably best known for his voice roles as Bruce Wayne on the television show The Batman and as Darien Shields (Chiba Mamoru) in the dub of the popular anime Sailor Moon. ... Len Carlson (September 2, 1937 – January 26, 2006) was a Canadian voice actor on many animated television series from the 1960s onward, and was also a Kraft Canada TV pitchman during the 1970s and 1980s. ...

Muppets

  • Eliot Shag, performed by Kevin Clash
  • Colleen and Terri Springer, performed by Fran Brill
  • Artie Springer, performed by Joey Mazzarino
  • Bruno, performed by Brian Muehl
  • Bowser, performed by David Rudman
  • Ms Fluffe, performed by Lisa Buckley

Kevin Clash and Elmo Kevin Clash (born September 17, 1960) is an accomplished puppeteer whose characters include Elmo, Clifford, and Hoots the Owl. ... Fran Brill is a actress, voice actress and puppeteer, best known for her roles on Sesame Street. ... David Rudman is the voice-over talent behind many Sesame Street characters, notably Baby Bear and Cookie Monster. ...

The Movie

Dog City was originally a thirty nine minute long TV movie, broadcast in 1989 as an episode of The Jim Henson Hour, featuring the characters as puppets. In Dog City THE MOVIE Ace is harassed for protection money by crime synidicate boss Bugsy. Refusing to pay or fight him, Bugsy kidnaps Aces love interest, Colleen and in a mad frenzy of car chases and shoot-em-ups involving rubber duckies, Ace eventually puts an end to Bugsy's evil ways and in the end gets the girl! Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... The Jim Henson Hour was a television show that aired on NBC in 1989. ... A puppet is any controlled character, whether formed by a shadow, strings, by the use of a glove, by direct mechanical contrivance (for example a cable-controlled figure for film or TV) or electronic guidance (such as a radio or infrared remote controller). ...

The Muppets of Ace and his associates would go on to become Eliot Shag and the other "real world" counterparts to the animated characters. Kevin Clash and Elmo Kevin Clash (born September 17, 1960) is an accomplished puppeteer whose characters include Elmo, Clifford, and Hoots the Owl. ... Dave Goelz (born July 16, 1946) is a puppeteer best-known for his association with The Muppets, and in particular with the Muppet character Gonzo. ... Kathryn Kathy Mullen is an actress, voice actress, and puppeteer most closely associated with Jim Henson projects. ... Steve Whitmire (born September 24, 1910) is a puppet with the Jim Henson Company. ... Jim Henson (September 24, 1936 – May 16, 1990) was the most widely known American puppeteer in modern American television history. ... Fran Brill is a actress, voice actress and puppeteer, best known for her roles on Sesame Street. ... Rowlf the Dog Rowlf the Dog is a Muppet character, a scruffy brown dog of indeterminate breed with a rounded black nose and long floppy ears. ...


Episode guide

Season 1

  • 1.The Big Squeak
  • 2.Taming of the Screw
  • 3.Meat the Butcher
  • 4.Disobedience School
  • 5.The Dog Pound
  • 6.Radio Dazed
  • 7.The Bloodhound
  • 8.Adventures in Puppysitting
  • 9.Ya Gotta Have a Heart
  • 10.In Your Dreams
  • 11.Rocketship K-9
  • 12.Cats 'n' Dogs
  • 13.Is It Arf?

Season 2

  • 14.Boss Bruiser
  • 15.Springer Fever
  • 16.Much Ado About Mad Dog
  • 17.Of Mutts and Mayors
  • 18.Who Watches the Watchdog?
  • 19.The Great Dane Curse
  • 20.Out of the Mouths of Pups
  • 21.Farewell My Rosie
  • 22.Old Dogs New Tricks
  • 23.Sick as a Dog

Season 3

  • 24.The New Litter
  • 25.Doggy See Doggy Do
  • 26.Comedy of Horrors
  • 27.Howl the Conquering Hero
  • 28.Reduce, Re-Use, Retrieve
  • 29.Future Schlock
  • 30.No Pain, No Brain
  • 31.Dog Days of Summer Vacation

Credits

Series 1

  • Executive Producers: Michael K. Frith, Brian Henson, Patrick Loubert, Michael Hirsch, Clive A. Smith
  • Produced by: Stephen Hodgins
  • Coordinating Producer: Patricia R. Burns
  • Line Producer: Hasmi Giakoumis
  • Associate Producer: Neil Court
  • Directed by: John Van Bruggen
  • Assistant Directors: Dave Pemberton, Steve Whitehouse
  • Story Editors: J.D. Smith, Peter Sauder
  • Casting: Jessie Thomson
  • Voice Director: Kathryn Mullen
  • Unit Director: Brad Goodchild
  • Unit Manager: Kokila Jeffrey
  • Production Manager: Ruta Cube
  • Production Supervisor: Steve Chadwick
  • Coordinators: Jocelyn Hamilton (production), Erik Strobel (script), Shelly Theaker (storyboard), Tyler Baylis (design), Shelley Morrow (layout)
  • Storyboard Artists: Frank Lintzen, John Flagg, Arna Selznick, Andrew Tan, Vincenzo Natali, Bob Smith, Robert Rivard
  • Storyboard Cleanup Supervisor: Dave Quensnelle
  • Background Artist: Clive Powsey
  • Paint Supervisor: Mary Bertoia
  • Layout Artists: Dermot Walshe, Kevin Klis, Glenn Chadwick, Daniel Poitras, Gord McBride, Steve Remen, John Lei, Paul Bouchard, Brad Graham, Mike Halley
  • Layout Supervisor: Lyndon Ruddy
  • Color Designer: Jo-Anne Merrill
  • Designers: Charles E. Bastien, Jens Pindal, Leif Norheim, Kevin Fraser, Scott Bennett
  • Key Animators: Niall Johnston, Gerry Fournier, John De Klein, Paul Riley, Mike Tweedle, Scott Glynn, Dave Boudreau, Bill Zeats, Alan Knappett, Brad Goodchild, Lynn Reist, Dennis Gonzales
  • Post Production Supervisor: Rob Kirkpatrick
  • Post Production Manager: Lan Lamon
  • Supervising Sound Editor: Steve Cole
  • Picture Editor: Algis Magiulis
  • Supervising Pre-Production Editor: Darrell MacDonald
  • Supervising Breakdown Editor: Rick Dubiel
  • Recording and Transfer Technician: Mike Reid

Muppet Segments

  • Production Coordinator: Jennie Lupinacci
  • Puppeteer: Kevin Clash
  • Additional Puppeteer: Don Reardon
  • Executives in Charge of Production: Jim Lewis, Ritamarie Peruggi, David Gumpel, Pat Nugent
  • Production Designer: Lyndon Mosse
  • Theme by: Philip Balsam
  • Score Composed by: Acrobat Music
  • Additional Production Facility: Hanho Heung Up Co. Ltd
  • Negative Cutting Services: Catherine Rankin Productions
  • Laboratories: Magnetic North, The Filmhouse Group, Access Post Production Audio Inc., Studio 306

Series 2

  • Executive Producers: Michael K. Frith, Brian Henson, Patrick Loubert, Michael Hirsch, Clive A. Smith
  • Supervising Producer: Stephen Hodgins
  • Coordinating Producer: Patrica R. Burns
  • Producer: Merle-Anne Ridley
  • Director: John Van Bruggen
  • Assistant Director: Dave Pemberton
  • Story Editor: J.D. Smith
  • Casting and Voice Director: Jessie Thomson
  • Production Supervisor: Steve Chadwick
  • Production Manager: Ruta Cube
  • Unit Director: Brad Goodchild

External links

  • Episode list
  • TV.Com: Dog City
  • All Things Animated: Dog City
  • Nelvana's Page on Dog City
  • Dog City at the Internet Movie Database

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