A young dog struggles to learn how to find a job.


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Complete credited cast:
Al Simmons ...
Bob Dog (voice)
Francine Kirsch ...
Annis Kozub ...
Tasia Kozub ...
Kate McDonald ...
Ray St. Germain ...
Del Wagner ...
Bill Wallace ...
Bob Washington ...
Ilena Zaramba ...


Bob Dog tries several jobs, but gets canned immedately. He returns home and gets pulled into a TV commercial for a K-Tel style album whose songs outline job search techniques, like You Gotta Have a Plan. He goes on an interview: after passing through a waiting room full of big scary characters, he is rejected immediately. For his next interview, he gets more aggressive too much so. For his last interview, he comes in as a one-man-band and is immediately ejected. He finds himself confronted by scary street characters who mock him for not having a job and awakens to the end of the commercial, and a ringing telephone. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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"Watercooler blues"!
1 January 2005 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

Funny Disney-like animated short film from the National Film Board of Canada. Bob the Dog is looking for a job. And in this short, that stressful quest is exaggerated. We go through the whole process: phone calls, resumes, interviews, waiting by the phone for THE call, etc. It might not be too profound, but this short actually contain some sort of commentary on the situation of the unemployed. And while looking for a job, you need to be confident. But don't over do it! Great Motown music makes this short even more enjoyable to watch. At just over 10 minutes long, you can't go wrong.

Seen at home, in Toronto, on January 1st, 2005.

88/100 (***½)

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