Year: 2004
USA: Buena Vista Pictures Distribution
Cast: Nathan Lane, Kelsey Grammer, Shaun Fleming, Debra Jo Rupp, Jerry Stiller, David Ogden Stiers, Rob Paulsen, Paul Reubens, Megan Mullally, Estelle Harris, Wallace Shawn
Director: Timothy Björklund
Country: USA
USA: 68 mins
USA Rated: PG for some mildly crude humor
USA Release Date: 16 January 2004


DISNEY'S TEACHER'S PET is the hysterical tale of Spot (Nathan Lane), a talking canine whose ultimate wish is to become a 'real' boy. When the opportunity arises through the DNA manipulations of whacko scientist Ivan Krank (Kelsey Grammer), Spot follows his family (his master and best friend Leonard (Shaun Fleming) and their mother/fourth grade teacher Mrs Helperman (Debra Jo Rupp)) to Florida to carry out his evolution to human form.

However Dr Krank's experiments have previously been far from perfect (from the mosquito girl to alligator boy) so although Spot's transformation to humanity appears complete nobody takes 'dog years' into the equation and transforms into a middle-aged man!

A hilarious adventure ensues as Spot's pals attempt to right the genetic wrong and bring some level of normalcy to their already off-kilter lives.