Elmer The Great Dane is a 2006 live-action film directed by Matt Lopez and music by Christophe Beck, was produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and was distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures and was released on September 23, 2006 along with a 2006 short film Tom and Jerry Go Crazy.

Plot

Elmer (Frank Welker) is a male non-speaking great dane with black fur who was the best doggie there is. At the beginning of the movie.

Cast

  • Frank Welker as Elmer The Great Dane, a great dane owned by Mikey Hastings and Katie Hastings and their family.
  • Spencer Fox as Mikey Hastings, Mavis and Johnny's adoptive son and Elmer and Jilly's owner.
  • Sarah Vowell as Katie Hastings, a teenage girl and Mikey's big sister and Elmer's owner in the day he met her at Joseph Shaner Elementary School and she became a daughter of Johnny and Mavis.
  • Craig T. Nelson as Johnny Hastings, Mikey and Katie's father.
  • Holly Hunter as Mavis Hastings, Mikey and Katie's mother.
  • Jason Lee as Bob, Travis' best friend and a police officer and the antagonist of the film.
  • Samuel L. Jackson as Travis, Bob's best friend and a police officer and the antagonist of the film.
  • Zachary Levi as Mr. O'Neil, a pound worker who works at the dog pound where Elmer The Great Dane lives.
  • Dee Bradley Baker as Fifi, a female doberman pinscher who is Mr. Porter's pet dog who knocked down Mikey making him scream with her loud mighty bark, then she chases Mikey in the courtyard during "Who Let The Dogs Out" by Baha Men, and she chases Mikey for the second time when "Hungry Eyes" by Eric Carmen is played in Bob and Travis' radio, and then she later chases Elmer around the street while he was looking for Mikey, Katie and their parents, and got defeated away startled by a pomeranian named Jilly, and was sent to the dog pound by Mr. O'Neil. During the final battle, Elmer attacked her by defeating his mighty charge and his loud mighty bark to scare her away for good.
  • John Ratzenberger as Mr. Porter, a man who owns Fifi.
  • Tyler Perry as Principal Dan, a school principal who works at Joseph Shaner Elementary School.
  • Tracy Morgan as Principal Matt, a school principal who works with Dan at Joseph Shaner Elementary School.
  • Frank Welker also voices as The Squirrel, an eastern grey squirrel who got chased by Elmer The Great Dane whenever he sees a squirrel outside the house.
  • Dee Bradley Baker also voices as The Eagle, a bald eagle who flew high in the tree tops during "You're My Best Friend" by Queen
  • Frank Welker also voices as Landon, a golden retriever and black lab mixed breed dog who is April's pet dog.
  • Amy Hill as April, an old woman who owns Landon.
  • Dee Bradley Baker also voices as The Duck, a domestic duck who passed through where Mikey got the dollar and later returns to the other ducks.
  • Frank Welker also voices as The Frog, a common frog who was caught by Mikey Hastings.
  • Sean Astin as Pizza Guy, a pizza delivery man who delivers the pizza for Mikey and Katie.
  • Frank Welker also voices as Jilly, a pomeranian who barks at Elmer The Great Dane in the back seat of the car, then she uses her loud mighty bark to startle away a female doberman pinscher named Fifi, and then she bites Bob the police officer during the final battle, and finally she was adopted by Mikey Hastings and Katie Hastings and their family, at the end of the movie, she and Elmer made best friends forever.
  • Jason Biggs as Veterinarian, a vet who checks to see if Elmer was cured.
  • Dee Bradley Baker also voices as Stray Cat, a gray striped tabby cat who made a minor appearance when Elmer was looking for Mikey, Katie and their parents.
  • Dee Bradley Baker also voices as Dachshunds, the cute dogs who were owned by Katie Hastings.
  • Tom Conway as The Narrator.

Soundtrack

  1. Since U Been Gone – Kelly Clarkson
  2. Billie Jean – Michael Jackson
  3. Livin' On A Prayer – Bon Jovi
  4. Jessie's Girl – Rick Springfield
  5. You're My Best Friend – Queen
  6. Come On Eileen – Dexy's Midnight Runners
  7. Breathe – Faith Hill
  8. St. Elmo's Fire (Man in Motion) – John Parr
  9. Time After Time – Cyndi Lauper
  10. Margaritaville – Jimmy Buffett
  11. Who Let The Dogs Out – Baha Men
  12. Hungry Eyes – Eric Carmen
  13. You Really Got Me – The Kinks
  14. Hotel California – Eagles
  15. (I Just) Died in Your Arms – Cutting Crew
  16. Happy Together – The Turtles
  17. September – Earth, Wind & Fire
  18. Bad Day – Daniel Powter
  19. What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
  20. Hold On – Wilson Phillips
  21. Can't Fight This Feeling – REO Speedwagon
  22. I Don't Want to Miss a Thing – Aerosmith

Trivia

  • In the trailer, Mikey says "Elmer!" when Elmer gets sent to the pound, a fire truck makes a cameo appearance when it drives away, some fireworks exploding in the sky, and a golden retriever named Lambert makes a cameo appearance during the song I Don't Want to Miss a Thing by Aerosmith before Mikey says to Katie "So, Katie, did you have a good day at school?"
  • Airing on Disney Junior, the Warner Bros. Pictures logo before the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer logo got replaced by the Universal Pictures logo.
  • The Disney Sing-Along Songs: The Bare Necessities video makes a cameo appearance on the TV screen where Mavis is watching the video without Mikey before she and Johnny take Mikey to the church in Mays Landing in the next scene which is sad.
  • Lassie make a cameo appearance when Mikey told Elmer the two of them needed to go home.
  • I Don't Want to Miss a Thing by Aerosmith is played in the trailer and in the ending credits of the movie.
  • Elmer the Great Dane first aired on ABC7 on April 4, 2008.
  • Elmer the Great Dane first aired on Disney XD on October 4, 2009.
  • Elmer the Great Dane first aired on Cartoon Network on September 6, 2010 and on February 13, 2011.
  • Elmer the Great Dane first aired on Nickelodeon on April 26, 2013.
  • Elmer the Great Dane first aired on Disney Channel on March 7, 2019 and on March 22, 2019.
  • Elmer the Great Dane first aired on 6ABC on March 12, 2019 and on April 5, 2019.
  • Elmer the Great Dane first appeared at Regal Hamilton Commons during the 2019 Summer Movie Express.

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