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Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2 (A PopEntertainment.com Video Review)

Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2

Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2

BEVERLY HILLS CHIHUAHUA 2 (2011)

Starring Susan Blakely, Erin Cahill, Marcus Coloma, Elaine Hendrix, Lupe Ontiveros, Jon Huertas, Castulo Guerra, Christine Lakin, French Stewart, Morgan Fairchild and featuring the voices of George Lopez, Odette Yustman, Zachary Gordon, Bridgit Mendler, Madison Pettis, Emily Osment, Miguel Ferrer, Ernie Hudson and Olivia Newton-John.

Screenplay by Dannah Feinglass and Danielle Schneider.

Directed by Alex Zamm.

Distributed by Walt Disney Home Entertainment.  84 minutes.  Rated G.

The fact that only one original cast member returned for Disney’s Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2, should probably tell you something.  No Drew Barrymore, Jamie Lee Curtis, Piper Perabo or Andy Garcia.  Nope, just George Lopez with a whole new cast of actors playing in a movie that will probably be a huge hit with kids and animal lovers, but a miss with others.

Unlike the 2008 release of Beverly Hills Chihuahua in theaters, Beverly Hills Chihuahuahas gone straight to video.  Available on DVD and Blu-Ray on February 1st, 2011 the sequel opens with a glitzy Hollywood wedding for two Chihuahuas – Chloe (now voiced by Odette Yustman) and Papi (George Lopez).  The lovebirds – or lovedogs – waste no time starting a family and when their cute litter of five mischievous puppies arrives, that’s when a whole lot of trouble begins.

While Rachel (Erin Cahill) and Aunt Viv (Susan Blakely) are away, Sam (Marcus Coloma) learns that his parents are about to lose their home to the bank.  Trying to figure a way to raise some money, they put the dogs in the Beverly Hills Dog Show.  Coming close, but missing out on the grand prize money to a snooty French poodle, Sam and his parents think all hope is gone.  But as I’m sure you can guess, even while getting into a lot of hot water, in the end the dogs wind up saving the day.

Over the years, Disney has made a fortune out of cute animal movies – hence the Buddies franchise, G-Force and decades of cute cartoon animals.  Some work, some not so much…  But let’s face it, this is what Disney does best and I am sure there will be more talking animals to come…  Do I hear talking kitties???

Extras for 2 disc combo pack include the film on Blu-Ray and DVD, along with the Beverly Hills Chihuahua Challenge, an interactive game that Papi guides you through, Blooper Faux Paws including flubs by humans and animals, and the music video by Disney star Bridgit Mendler.

Deborah Wagner

Copyright ©2011 PopEntertainment.com. All rights reserved. Posted: January 25, 2011.

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