Beethoven's Big Break (formerly known as Beethoven: The Reel Story and sometimes referred to as Beethoven's 6th) is the sixth installment in the Beethoven film series. It was released on DVD on December 26, 2008. The film was rated PG by the MPAA for some mild rude humor, being the first Beethoven film to be rated PG by the MPAA since 1993's Beethoven's 2nd. The film is also considered to be a reboot of the series, or a stand alone film, as it completely disregards all storylines from the previous five films.
Eddie Bob, a struggling animal trainer and widower dad, is an assistant animal trainer to Sal DeMarco, an untalented, egocentric animal show host. Both men have been hired to train the animals for a film called Frizzy, The Bichon Frise: Sal as the dog handler, and Eddie is given only the responsibility of training the lizard. When Frizzy is kidnapped, Sal quickly claims that Eddie was responsible for the dog handling. Eddie is promptly fired. The director refuses to pay the ransom and decides to instead hold auditions for the new Frizzy.
Meanwhile, Eddie's son, Billy Bob, is walking around town when he discovers a large, stray dog is following him. Billy then brings the dog