Aimed squarely at young animal lovers, this family film features a frisky new Benji and a gentle message about what we owe animals and what they give us in return. The dogs are cute, the scary parts are appropriately subdued and everything works out for the best: Just assure tenderhearted youngsters that the poor rejected puppy will grow up to be clever Benji, who will rescue his mother, Lucy, from the puppy mill and find his homeless new friend a berth with a kindly old eccentric. It begins with a series of local radio newscasters reporting that the producer of the popular Benji
movies is looking for a new dog with the right blend of smarts and personality. B...