Dug is a cheerful, dim, short-legged dog, a walking sausage. On his birthday, he stumbles between a running bird and three dogs in chase; the bird gets away, and, in exasperation, the pack gives him mindless task after mindless task. Dug is enthusiastic, and every assignment backfires on the three. Finally, they threaten him with punishment from their master. Can anything turn Dug's birthday into a happy day?
Did You Know?
The second Pixar short film to star Bob Peterson after Geri's Game (1997). See more
In the movie, Alpha's high-pitched voice is a surprise to all the dogs. In the short, which takes place before Dug's first scene in the movie, Alpha's voice is already high-pitched. See more
[speaking in a high-pitched broken collar voice to Dug, who is in a hole in the ground
This is the bird's favorite hole. Under no circumstances are you permitted to SQUIRREL!
[Alpha, Beta, and Gamma quickly snap their heads to look to screen left. Dug glances in that direction. Alpha regains his composure
- ever leave this hole. Do you understand the words that I am saying to you now?
Oh yes. I will stay in the hole and I will capture the bird.
[all three start to walk away
Spun-off from Up