|“||"Hey, listen, try that again, you, and you are glue."||„|
|~ -Itchy Itchiford|
Itchy Itchiford is Charlie Barkin's best Dachshund pal and the deuteragonist in Don Bluth's All Dogs Go to Heaven, All Dogs Go to Heaven 2, and All Dogs Go to Heaven: The Series. In An All Dogs Christmas Carol, he serves as the tritagonist instead.
He was voiced by the late Dom DeLuise throughout the entire franchise (except that in a flashback scene of the episode "Fearless Fido," he was voiced by an anonymous boy or woman).
Itchy's appearance stays the same throughout the whole franschise. In the first film, Itchy appeared slightly older like Charlie, but no less different from all his other appearaces.
He's a dachshund with brown fur while his belly, front & back paws, snout, and the tip of his tail are light brown.
He has a dark brown nose as well as long, dark brown ears, his red cap, & his sleeveless, short, torn, green shirt.
In the flashback scene of "Fearless Fido," Itchy was shown to wear a red cap, it is shown, on the other hand, that when Charlie and Itchy first met (as older dogs) in "When Hairy Met Silly," it was Charlie who gave him the cap in the first place.
Itchy is fearful, whiny, apprehensive (even to the point of paranoia, often times whimpering and hiding when frightened), but kind-hearted and much more caring compared to Charlie and has a terrible flea problem hense the name.
He’s Charlie's best friend, sidekick and polar opposite, being the voice of reason of the duo and is more reliable, but constantly seem to get caught up in many of Charlie's messes, though he sticks by him at all times, no matter what.
The only time he shows true bravery is whenever it comes to his friend's well being and even shows belligerence if it’s necessary.
In the first film, he was impatient, less kind and caring much like Charlie was but no less fearfulness.
He was also a little money hungry too (but not exactly like Charlie) and wasn't very into the idea of "giving money to the poor", as shown in the scene where Charlie reads the story of Robin Hood to Anne-Marie.
And the relationship between Charlie and Itchy was slightly different in the first film as Itchy would call him "boss" on occasion and he was more like a lackey to Charlie than a best pal.
All Dogs Go To Heaven
At the beginning of the film, Itchy is busting Charlie out of a city pound, and after having a near death escape, they make it to the (ship turned) casino for dogs alive, and celebrates their return.
But a short time later, Itchy gets separated from Charlie through a secret door and overhears Carface's thugs plotting Charlie's demise and even hearing the mention of a "monster." He rushes to warn Charlie, but is too late as he witnesses his demise at the docks.
Back at their home, Itchy has a nightmare of Caface who proceeds to have him slaughtered next but is woken by Charlie who has returned from heaven after winding up his life watch, at first he's relieved to see him again, but goes haywire, thinking he's a ghost..
During a conversation which Charlie makes Itchy ask if ghosts has fleas and he replies that it doesn’t have and explains to him what really happened to him at the docks, he tries talking him out of wanting revenge and mentions a monster Carface has in his basement.
The both of them sneak into a vent and find out that the monster turns out to be a young orphan girl named Anne-Marie, who can talk to animals.
Itchy wants nothing to do with the girl knowing that Carface will look for her and them, but Charlie takes her as a means of getting rich from her talent and after winning so many bets and raising enough money.
Itchy designs and builds their own casino which it becomes popular.
The next night, while Charlie is still out with Anne-Marie "helping the poor", Itchy is closing up when Caface and his thugs corner and roughs him up demanding to know where the girl is, even burning their newly built casino up into flames.
He finds Charlie at an old church where puppies and Flo live, reveals what happened and accuses Charlie of caring for the girl.
Overhearing his denials of Itchy's accusations, an ill and distraught Anne-Marie runs out the church and gets kidnapped by Carface shortly after with Charlie following behind.
Flo who heard Anne-Marie's holler orders Itchy to warn the couple they stole money from earlier, and managed to round up many of the neighborhood's dogs as well.
They all rush to help Charlie, but is too late as the casino ship sinks with Charlie still inside, he arrives at the scene with Flo, her puppies, the other dogs, Kate, Harold and the authorities. He only sees that Anne-Marie and Killer are only the survivors as the casino ship disappears into the water slowly, while Killer pushes Anne-Marie to safety.
Itchy is seen sleeping by Anne-Marie's side on her bed at last after he was returning her stuffed doll to her that she lost while she ran out of the church heartbroken before she was being captured by Carface.
Because he was fast asleep due to feeling very sleepy after being beaten by Carface and his thugs earlier and helping rescuing Anne-Marie, he never got to say farewell to Charlie when he pays them a visit and was possibly adopted by Anne-Marie's new parents after Charlie asked her to take care of him while he's gone.
All Dogs Go To Heaven 2
In the sequel, Itchy dies from choking on a drumstick and meets Charlie in heaven one more time.
As Charlie shows him around, Itchy takes an instant liking to heaven compared to Charlie who expresses (in song) how he's grown bored of heaven, longing to live on Earth again.
After Carface loses Gabriel's Horn on Earth, Annabelle reluctantly summons Charlie to retrieve it while Itchy is forced to be dragged along to assist.
When they reach Earth, they go to a tavern for dogs and seek that they can't interact with the living because they're still ghosts.
They meet Carface there who can interact with the living due to wearing a magic collar given to him by "a friend of his ".
Itchy reluctantly follows Charlie who wants to get one so he can meet a lovely Irish Setter named Sasha who he heard singing on stage.
(Throughout their time on earth, Itchy makes many attempts to convince Charlie to find the horn, but to no avail)
They meet Red who gives them their own collars and warns that they’ll wear off by sundown tomorrow. Unknown to Charlie and Itchy, Red is a hell cat who wants Gabriel's horn to imprision all heaven dogs and rule the world indeed.
They follow Sasha (after chasing her out of the tavern) to an abandoned backyard where they find her taking care of an 8 year old runaway named David who's a magician and wants to be a street performer.
Itchy becomes fond of David after being shown some tricks and pretty much goes along with it.
After a comical mission of retrieving the horn from a police station after locating it, they head to Easy Street after Charlie puts the horn in a lobster cage and knocks it in the dock's lake, much to Itchy and Annabelle's disappointment.
After a failure attempt to entertain the crowd with his talent, David finally agrees to head back home.
When Charlie and Itchy's collar fades away making them ghost again soon, Itchy follows a desperate Charlie to Red's shop, only to witness Red as he really is.
He follows Charlie to the docks after being ordered to get the horn.
Once given the horn, Red uses it to imprison all dogs from heaven, growing powerful. Charlie orders everybody to take David home while he stays to fight Red and make up for his mistakes, but he is accompanyed by the others soon enough.
Itchy takes the horn and runs with it, but after Red challenges him to choose between saving Charlie, Sasha, and David and saving the horn, he goes back for them, and they split up. After a long battle, Charlie finally saves the day and sends Red to hell (with Carface dragged along).
Then they were called back to heaven to return the horn and bid each other a farewell as Itchy decides to remain in heaven, while Charlie was given a second chance to live on Earth.