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Bill Plympton (writer)
Our plucky hero joins a fire company to save the world and gain the affection he so richly deserves. However, the results never turn out the way he plans. | Add synopsis »
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Very funny--and featuring the "hero" from several other Plympton films. See more (2 total) »


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Mike Juarez ... (voice)

Carrie Keranen ... (voice)
Marc Diraison ... (voice)
Greg Sextro ... (voice)
Barnold ... (voice)
Doc ... (voice)
Bear ... (voice)

Directed by
Bill Plympton 
Writing credits
Bill Plympton (writer)

Produced by
Biljana Labovic .... producer
Original Music by
Corey Allen Jackson  (as Corey A. Jackson)
Film Editing by
Biljana Labovic 
Art Department
Michael Antonucci .... art assistant
Taylor Armstrong .... art assistant
Maggie Duffy .... art assistant
Lisa LaBracio .... art assistant
Dan Pinto .... art assistant
Brenden Semigran .... art assistant
Matt Stroub .... art assistant
Sound Department
Greg Sextro .... sound designer
Visual Effects by
Kerri Allegretta .... compositor
Animation Department
Bill Plympton .... animator
Music Department
Hank Bones .... composer: additional music
Maureen McElheron .... composer: additional music
Crew believed to be complete

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USA:6 min
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Very funny--and featuring the "hero" from several other Plympton films., 16 February 2009
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

Like last year, I went to a special showing of the Oscar-nominated animated short films. However, unlike last year, in addition to the nominees, several "commended films" were also shown. HOT DOG by Bill Plympton was one of these commended films.

This short is about a dog who is desperate to become a fire dog--even though he's not a dalmatian. However, try as he might, either the dumb firemen are too preoccupied to notice when he does good or the dog screws up and makes everything a lot worse.

If I had never seen GUIDE DOG and GUARD DOG, I think I would have liked HOT DOG even more. However, the same silly and very accident-prone mutt is in each of the films and I liked the previous two films even more--especially because they ended up being much more violent and weird than HOT DOG--thinks you've come to expect from the films of Bill Plympton!! Still, it's enjoyable and fun--with the typical colored pencil art you'd expect.

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