Entertainment Weekly - 08/05/1994
"...Amiable....[Mazar is] astonishingly apt..."
Beethoven the St. Bernard is quite at home with the Newtons now, and as young Ryce Newton has her first crush on a boy at school, Beethoven goes head over paws for a sexy lady St. Bernard next door. Arrf! Academy Award Nominations: Best Song ("The Day I Fall in Love").
Now that the eponymous pup has settled into his happy suburban home, he's decided it's time to go out and have a family of his own. So Beethoven meets and mates Missy, another friendly St. Bernard. But when Missy becomes a pawn in her owners' vicious divorce settlement, she and the pups are endangered. It'll take some careful scheming on the part of some very brave kids to save the day and the puppies too.
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The MCA/Universal video #82097 is the "Puppy Pack". It includes a St. Bernard puppy plush toy in addition to the video.
100 puppies were used in the making of the film because the pups were growing so fast the filmmakers couldn't use the same dogs they started filming with.
The dog trainers used baby food to get Missy (Beethoven's girlfriend) to kiss him.
Turkey hot dogs were used to induced the hounds to emote in various scenes.
Though "Beethoven" was directed by Ivan Rietman, "Beethoven's 2nd" was directed by Rod Daniel, who also directed "K9" (another dog film) with James Belushi.
"Beethoven's 2nd" animal trainers were Glen D. Garner and April Morley. The puppy trainers were Karin McElhatton and Paul A. Alabria.
Rated BBFC U by the British Board of Film Classification.