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Guide Dog (2006)

This twisted sequel to the Oscar-nominated film "Guard Dog" details the continuing adventures of an eager canine. This time he takes a job helping the blind, but still leaves a path of destruction in his wake.

Director:

Bill Plympton

Writer:

Bill Plympton
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Doc Doc ... Dog (voice)
Bear Bear ... Dog (voice)
Barnold Barnold ... Dog (voice)
Destry Destry ... Dog (voice)
Darby Darby ... Dog (voice)
Cameron Donohue Cameron Donohue ... Dog (voice)
Mike Pachelli ... Dog (voice)
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An exuberant dog sees a "guide dog wanted" poster in a store front, and he applies. He shows off his muscles, he pantomimes his skills, he gets the job. He loves the work, but when things go awry, how many chances will he get? And can he learn from his mistakes? Is enthusiasm enough in the world of work? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Animation | Short

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Country:

USA

Language:

None

Release Date:

30 March 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Perro guía See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Connections

Edited into Mondo Plympton (1997) See more »

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The Playground
Composed by Corey Allen Jackson
©2003 Boiling Sky Publishing, BMI
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Typical Plympton
26 February 2008 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

I enjoy the short films of Bill Plympton. The artwork is lovely (featuring unusual colored pencil animation) and the sense of humor is always rather twisted and weird. GUIDE DOG is exactly what I expected from the man--for good and for bad. I was not disappointed, though very little caught me by surprise either. I can almost guarantee if you watch it you'll like it.

The film begins with a dopey-looking dog responding to an ad for guide dogs. However, he's not the most competent dog and he isn't very lucky, so again and again bad things befall the blind people he's trying to guide. It's all pretty funny--somewhat like a Roadrunner cartoon.

This film is one of the bonus shorts included with the wonderful DVD "A Collection of 2006 Academy Award Nominated Short Films"--a must have for fans of the genre.


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