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For his debut feature, John Hoffman wrote and directed this effects-heavy family film based on the story Dogs from Outer Space by Zeke Richardson. Produced by Jim Henson Productions, Good Boy! presents the idea that dogs are actually an intelligent alien species sent to earth thousands of years ago to spy on humans in preparation for a full-scale invasion and takeover. But when the spies stop reporting back to the home planet, Canid 3942 (voiced by Matthew Broderick) is sent to earth to investigate. Once there, Canid 3942 encounters Owen Baker (Liam Aiken), a young boy who runs a dog-walking service. Owen befriends the space-dog, renaming him Hubble. When it becomes obvious that the dogs of earth have forgotten their mission, Hubble enlists the help of Owen to get them all into shape before The Great Dane arrives to inspect. If they fail, all of earth's dogs will be recalled to their home planet of Sirius. With Kevin Nealon and Molly Shannon as Owen's parents, Good Boy! also features the voice talents of Brittany Murphy, Carl Reiner, Megan Mullally, and Donald Faison. ~ Matthew Tobey, Rovi

  • Release date:October 10, 2003


Molly Shannon
as Mrs. Baker
Liam Aiken
as Owen Baker
Kevin Nealon
as Mr. Baker
Brittany Moldowan
as Connie Fleming
Mikhael Speidel
as Fred
Matthew Broderick
as Canid 3942, AKA Hubble
Delta Burke
as Barbara Ann
Donald Faison
as Wilson the Dog
Vanessa Redgrave
as The Greater Dane
Cheech Marin
as Greater Dane's Henchmen
Brittany Murphy
as Nelly
Carl Reiner
as Shep
Patti Allan
Jo Champa
D. Harlan Cutshall
as Mr. Fleming
Paul Vogt
as Bob the Dogcatcher
D. Harlan Cutshall
as Mr. Fleming


John Hoffman
Lisa Henson
John Hoffman
James Glennon
Mark Mothersbaugh
Composer (Music Score)
Craig Herring
Jerry Wanek
Production Designer
John Marcynuk
Art Director
Bill Bannerman
Peggy Healey
Associate Producer
Stephanie Allain
Executive Producer
Penny A. Chalmers
Set Designer
Penny A. Chalmers
Set Decorator
Antonia Bardon
Costume Designer
Claude Letessier
Sound/Sound Designer
Don French
First Assistant Director
Deborah Aquila
Tricia Wood
John Berri
Visual Effects Editor
Alex Burdett
Special Effects Coordinator