No stray gets turned away

"You know, I think we might be in a little over our heads."

Andi

Hotel for Dogs

Release Date: January 16, 2009

In the family comedy-adventure Hotel for Dogs, Andi (Emma Roberts) and her younger brother, Bruce (Jake T. Austin) live in a strictly no-pets household and are fast running out of ways to keep their perpetually hungry dog, Friday, under wraps. When they accidentally stumble on an abandoned hotel that is already home to a couple of resourceful strays, Andi has an idea. She taps Bruce’s mechanical genius for turning everyday objects into mechanical marvels, and, with the help of their friends in the neighborhood, transform the down-and-out hotel into a magical dog paradise—not only for Friday, but for every stray they can find.

But when the barking dogs make the neighbors and the suddenly out-of-work local dog catchers suspicious, Andi and Bruce have to use every invention at their disposal to prevent them from finding out “who let the dogs in.”

Besides Roberts and Austin, Hotel for Dogs features a comedy ensemble that includes Kyla Pratt, Lisa Kudrow, Kevin Dillon and Don Cheadle in this smart, funny family adventure that demonstrates just how far love and imagination can take you.

The film is directed by Thor Freudenthal from a screenplay by Jeff Lowell and Bob Schooley & Mark McCorkle, based on the book by Lois Duncan. The film is produced by Lauren Shuler Donner, Jonathan Gordon, Ewan Leslie and Jason Clark. The executive producers are Ivan Reitman, Tom Pollock and Jeffrey Clifford.

About the Film

About the Film

CAST
  • EMMA ROBERTS,
  • JAKE T. AUSTIN,
  • DON CHEADLE,
  • JOHNNY SIMMONS,
  • KYLA PRATT,
  • TROY GENTILE,
  • LISA KUDROW,
  • KEVIN DILLON
DIRECTOR
  • THOR FREUDENTHAL
SCREENWRITERS
  • JEFF LOWELL AND BOB SCHOOLEY & MARK MCCORKLE, BASED ON THE BOOK BY LOIS DUNCAN
PRODUCERS
  • JASON CLARK,
  • JONATHAN GORDON,
  • EWAN LESLIE,
  • LAUREN SHULER DONNER
CINEMATOGRAPHER
  • MICHAEL GRADY
PRODUCTION DESIGNER
  • WILLIAM SANDELL
COSTUME DESIGNER
  • BETH PASTERNAK
EDITOR
  • SHELDON KAHN
COMPOSER
  • JOHN DEBNEY