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Why do dogs bark at such innocent creatures as pigeons and squirrels... what are they afraid of? This film answers that eternal question. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
Bill Plympton 
 
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Bill Plympton 

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Bill Plympton .... producer
 
Original Music by
Hank Bones 
Maureen McElheron 
 
Cinematography by
Lori Samsel 
 
Film Editing by
Biljana Labovic 
 
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Eric Strausser .... sfx editor
 
Visual Effects by
Lori Samsel .... digital compositor
 
Animation Department
Bill Plympton .... animator
 

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USA:5 min | Argentina:5 min
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Edited into The Animation Show 2005 (2005)See more »

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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
The psychology of a yapper., 5 November 2005
Author: Polaris_DiB from United States

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

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