Dog City

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  • TV-G
  • 1992
  • 3 Seasons
  • 7.2  (418)

Dog City is a Canadian-American children's television series produced by Nelvana that aired from 1992 to 1994. It is a combination of live-action and animation and is based on the premise that many of the city's dogs have human-like characteristics and run their own parallel society within the human world. The show is set in a gritty, film noir-style city, with dogs as the main characters.

The protagonist of the show is Ace Hart, a private eye dog who runs his own detective agency in the city. Ace and his assistant, a wisecracking brown dog named Eddie, are often hired to solve mysteries and crimes that occur in Dog City. They are also aided by a cast of recurring characters, including Rosie O'Gravy, a beautiful and crafty French poodle who is Ace's love interest, and Bugsy Vile, a mob boss bulldog who often serves as the show's primary antagonist.

The show was notable for its clever use of both live-action and animation, seamlessly blending the two to create a unique and visually stunning world. The live-action portions of the show were shot in black and white, giving it a distinct film noir feel, while the animation was bright and colorful, bringing the dogs and other animals to life in a way that was both fun and believable.

The voice cast was also impressive, featuring several notable actors and voice actors. John Stocker provided the voice of Ace Hart, while Kevin Clash, best known for his work as the voice of Elmo on Sesame Street, voiced Eddie. Fran Brill, another Sesame Street alum, voiced Rosie O'Gravy, and Stuart Stone provided the voice of Bugsy Vile. Other voice actors included Tabitha St. Germain, Stephen Ouimette, Elizabeth Hanna, Ron White, James Rankin, Howard Jerome, and Joey Mazzarino.

The show was popular with both children and adults, thanks to its clever writing and clever use of classic film tropes. Each episode featured a new mystery or crime for Ace and Eddie to solve, and the writers managed to keep things fresh by introducing new characters and scenarios in each episode. The humor was often tongue-in-cheek, with nods to classic detective movies and television shows, as well as pop culture references that would appeal to adults.

Overall, Dog City was a unique and entertaining show that blended live-action and animation in a way that had not been done before. Its clever writing, talented voice cast, and visually stunning presentation made it a hit with audiences of all ages, and it remains a beloved cult classic to this day.

Dog City is a series that is currently running and has 3 seasons (49 episodes). The series first aired on September 26, 1992.

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The Dog Days of Summer Vaction
31. The Dog Days of Summer Vaction
September 26, 1992
Its the summer and everyone is excited, about to disperse on their vacations. Eliot however is stuck behind doing a show. So he sends Ace & Rosie on a vacation, accompanied by Eddie and Dot. Well see all of our regulars in this cameo: Woof Pack, Bugsy Vile and the Vile gang, Mr. Moogie, Rottweiler & Leon, and Yves & Steven.
Howl, the Conquering Hero
30. Howl, the Conquering Hero
September 26, 1992
Eliot helps Artie to understand that a hero doesn't have to be a super hero. Sometimes heroes are just ordinary dogs doing ordinary things, like his mom, Terri. Ace and Bugsy battle it out for the "Hero of the Year " award. Mr. Moogie saves the day by shrinking himself small enough to go into the stomach of the Presidog to fight a patch of bad grass.
Future Schlock
29. Future Schlock
September 26, 1992
Eliot and Artie help each other overcome their fear of the future. While Ace and Eddie chase Rottweilers most recently commissioned world domination device -- a doggie door time portal machine. Yves la Chance's ancestor carries on the family name as the greatest cat burglar in the cosmos - but Stevens great great grandson hasnt changed a bit. He still dresses in the same uniform and still foils Yves attempts at every comic turn. Rosie and Dot take a trip to a futuristic amusement park where Rosie demonstrates to Dot, with the help of the Vile gang, how crime will be cleaned up in the future. Mr. Moggie takes his turn at exercise in the time-honored tale of "The Tortoise and the Hare. And we are introduced to the Woof Pack superheros - lead by the Watch Dog, and followed by Pectoral Pooch, Plastic Lassie, Wonder Whelp and Hear Boy!
No Pain, No Brain
28. No Pain, No Brain
September 26, 1992
Eliot kicks off a crash exercise course with Artie as his trainer so he can run with Terri in the Dog City marathon and learns that you cant get in shape overnight. Ace Hart gets his fair share of exercise at the Fido Olympics, as he tries to solve the mysterious disappearance of the athletes and ends up competing against Bugsy Vile! Mr. Moggie takes his turn at exercise in the time-honored tale of "The Tortoise and the Hare. And we are introduced to the Woof Pack superheros - lead by the Watch Dog, and followed by Pectoral Pooch, Plastic Lassie, Wonder Whelp and Hear Boy!
Reduce, Re-use, Retrieve
27. Reduce, Re-use, Retrieve
September 26, 1992
Artie has every doggie in the building recycling, but not before he makes life miserable, especially for Eliot! Meanwhile, Ace Hart uncovers another plot by the Baron Bon Rottweiler to take over the world when all the trees in Dog City are tree napped. "Rosie and Dot" go camping beside the Bugsy Vile gang and Mad Dog pays homage to Argbor Day by reciting a poem, And another installment of Yves and Steven, finds cat burglar's attempts to steal the prize possession, foiled by Steven.
Comedy of Horrors
26. Comedy of Horrors
September 26, 1992
Eliot salutes the horror genre in this chiller thriller, but strange things start happening in his own building as Artie, Bruno and Eliot begin to think that Bruiser has gone mad in a case of mistaken identity. Meanwhile Ace Hart and Eddie have stumbled onto a plot by Rottweiler to take over the world with his Sci - Fido monster and Rosie as it's bride! Mr. Moggie takes us on an adventure under the bed as he confronts and triumphs over "The Thing under the bed." Our Dog City cast also puts a slant on their version of the well known Edgar Allan Poe-em, "The Tell Tale Heart, Liver and Egg."
Doggie See, Doggie Do
25. Doggie See, Doggie Do
September 26, 1992
Eliot shows Artie that learning can be fun after Terri voices her concern over Artie's poor math grade. Meanwhile, Ace Hart tries to solve a case involving Bernie, the big pink star of the wildly popular kiddy show and discovers it's the Vile gang. We also meet Bugsy vile in "His Master's Choice Theater" as he reads to us a twisted version of Aesop's fable. We also learn about proper puppy behavior in "Good Doggie, Bad Doggie, " where Ace Hart & Mad Dog demonstrate the fine points of puppy etiquette. And finally Mr. Moogie learns about Math by diving into a blackboard and tackling multiplication
Where to Watch Dog City
Dog City is available for streaming on the Nelvana website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Dog City on demand at Amazon, The Roku Channel Free, Hoopla and Tubi TV.
  • Premiere Date
    September 26, 1992
  • IMDB Rating
    7.2  (418)