Why do dogs bark at such innocent creatures as pigeons and squirrels... what are they afraid of? This film answers that eternal question.

Director:

Writer:

Reviews

Watch Now

From $14.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Your Face (1987)
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A man's head transforms and contorts bizarrely as he sings "Your Face," an original song.

Director: Bill Plympton
Stars: Maureen McElheron
Animation | Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The perilous road to kicking the habit is explored in twenty-six vignettes that include various professionals and contraptions.

Director: Bill Plympton
Stars: Bill Plympton
Cheatin' (2013)
Animation | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

In a fateful bumper car collision, Jake and Ella meet and become the most loving couple in the long history of romance. But when a scheming "other" woman drives a wedge of jealousy into ... See full summary »

Director: Bill Plympton
Stars: Sophia Takal, Jeremy Baumann, Alex Markowitz
Animation | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Angel is a selfish, abusive, morally bankrupt man who hangs out as his local bar, berating the other patrons. One day, Angel mysteriously wakes up with a pair of wings on his back. The ... See full summary »

Director: Bill Plympton
Animation | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A newlywed develops a strange lump on his neck that gives him the ability to transform people or objects at will. His wife is very upset. Meanwhile, the CEO of Smilecorp learns of this man ... See full summary »

Director: Bill Plympton
Stars: Charis Michelsen, Tom Larson, Richard Spore
Ryan (2004)
Documentary | Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The movie talks about the life of Ryan Larkin, a gifted Canadian animator of the late '60s and the early '70s.

Director: Chris Landreth
Stars: Ryan Larkin, Chris Landreth, Felicity Fanjoy
The Tune (1992)
Animation | Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Del is a song writer for the obnoxious Mr. Mega, and in love with Didi, Mega's secretary. His quest to write a hit tune brings him to the wacky world of Flooby Nooby, where he just might ... See full summary »

Director: Bill Plympton
Stars: Maureen McElheron, Daniel Neiden, Marty Nelson
Gopher Broke (2004)
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A gopher finds himself on a road where trucks are hauling produce to market. He hits on the idea of shaking some of the produce loose for himself, but other animals always beat him to the ... See full summary »

Director: Jeff Fowler
Stars: Greg Berg
Documentary | Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The animated illustration of a 14-year-old's interview with John Lennon in 1969.

Director: Josh Raskin
Stars: Jerry Levitan, John Lennon
Animation | Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

It's the little things that really hurt.

Director: Bill Plympton
How to Kiss (1988)
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

As a brave couple demonstrates, the narrator uses quotes, examples and advice to help us all reach the highest heights in the art of kissing.

Director: Bill Plympton
Stars: Chris Hoffman
Mutant Aliens (2001)
Animation | Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Director: Bill Plympton
Stars: Dan McComas, Francine Lobis, George Casden
Edit

Storyline

An exuberant dog that growls, barks, and shows his teeth at the slightest provocation convinces his owner to take him on a walk. The dog pulls on the leash as they head for the park. Once there, a series of animals (a bug, a bluebird, a mole, and others) as well as a flower attack the dog's owner while the dog is always late or ineffective in performing his guardian duties. Will all end well as the dog escorts his owner home? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

dog | squirrel | park | mole | leash | See All (30) »


Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

14 October 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El perro guardián  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Edited into The Animation Show 2005 (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Home
Composed and Performed by Maureen McElheron
(c) 1992 At Ease Publishing Co.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The psychology of a yapper.
5 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

We've all been there, walking along a street or park, glaring at the guy with the dog that barks at EVERYTHING. Why won't that dog shut up? Why??? WHY????!!!! Well, because he's protective, of course! This short by Bill Plympton is the first short of the 2005 Animation Show produced by Don Hertzfeldt and Mike Judge, which is where I saw it. It's a great introduction to independent animation and the directions it can take. The drawings may be a little odd, but they are still cute and silly... even when they're tearing apart human beings from limb to limb. Well, one human being... and only in the dog's mind.

It's a bit predictable, but that doesn't matter too much. It's a silly romp that ends in a real drag, sure to be fun for the whole... every black humored individual out there.

--PolarisDiB


5 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page