Beverly Hills Chihuahua

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Beverly Hills Chihuahua
Directed byRaja Gosnell
Written byJeffrey Bushell
Produced byDavid Hoberman
Todd Lieberman
John Jacobs
Ricardo Del Rio
StarringDrew Barrymore
George Lopez
Pablo Francisco
Eddie "Piolin" Sotelo
Manolo Cardona
Piper Perabo
Jamie Lee Curtis
CinematographyPhil Meheux
Edited bySabrina Plisco
Music byHeitor Pereira
Distributed byWalt Disney Pictures
Release dates
October 1, 2008
United States:
October 3, 2008
Running time
91 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$88,108,000

Beverly Hills Chihuahua is a 2008 movie by Walt Disney Pictures directed by Raja Gosnell. The first preview of the movie was seen next to The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, and originally the movie was scheduled for a September 26, 2008 release, but the release was moved to October 3. The story is about a chihuahua who gets dognapped in Mexico and has to escape from an evil Dobermann. Destino, a 2003 short movie made by Walt Disney Pictures based on an idea started by Walt Disney and Salvador Dalí in the 1940s, was thought to be seen before Beverly Hills Chihuahua, but this didn't happen. Insteed, a sneak-peek of the Disney movie Bolt was seen.

The story[change | change source]

The movie is about a spolied chihuahua from Beverly Hills named Chloe (voiced by Drew Barrymore). Her owner, "Aunt Viv" (Jamie Lee Curtis), has to go to Italy, so she leaves Chloe with her niece, Rachel Ashe Lynn (Piper Perabo). Rachel and her friends go on vacation to Mexico, and Chloe gets dognapped by an evil Mexican dognapper who at first wants to use her in dog fights but sees her value and wishes to put her at ransom (have the owners have to pay money to get her back). In the meantime, Papi (voiced by George Lopez), a male chihuahua who is in love with her is on the lookout for her. Chloe makes friendship with a lonely German Shepherd named Delgado (voiced by Andy Garcia) who travels with her to protect her from the evil Dobermann (voiced by Edward James Olmos) who wants to kill her and steal her diamond collar to return it to the dognapper who owns him.

Cast[change | change source]

Human cast[change | change source]

Voice cast[change | change source]


Visual effects[change | change source]

  • Cinesite in London, using their specially developed pipeline for creating digital muzzle replacements, animated the many talking dogs. The in-house visual effects supervisor is Matt Johnson.

Music[change | change source]

The music to Beverly Hills Chihuahua was written by composer Heitor Pereira, who recorded the score with the Hollywood Studio Symphony at the Eastwood Scoring Stage at Warner Brothers.[2]

Reception[change | change source]

Beverly Hills Chihuahua earned $29 million USD in its opening weekend. It was #1 in the box office for two weeks.[3] Despite this, the movie was rather poorly received by critics.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Beverly Hills Chihuahua" – via
  2. Dan Goldwasser (2008-09-23). "Heitor Pereira scores Beverly Hills Chihuahua". Retrieved 2008-09-23.
  3. "Beverly Hills Chihuahua (2008) - Weekend Box Office Results - Box Office Mojo".

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