This is a short, 30 minute film about a family dog. I don't think it should be dissected and analyzed - otherwise, you'll totally miss the fun and laughs it was intended for. If you ignore the big names associated with this film like Stephen Spielberg, and just watch it when you're in the mood for something silly, which most of us do when watching cartoons/animation anyway, you will enjoy this film as much as I did. I grew up with small dogs in my household all my life, and can identify with the humor. There were many places of subtle humor as well, which I enjoyed very much. I consider myself a movie buff (with over 300 movies in my collection) and some you just can't take too seriously in order to enjoy. If you do, you may miss out on the little films like this to make you laugh.