In honour of International Dog Day, Disney has released a trailer for the brand new series of shorts called “Dug Days”, which follows the humorous misadventures of Dug, the lovable dog from Disney and Pixar’s “Up.”
Each short features everyday events that occur in Dug‘s backyard, all through the exciting (and slightly distorted) eyes of our favourite talking dog.
Bob Peterson, the voice of Dug then and now, wrote and directed the new shorts; Kim Collins produces. It was familiar material for Peterson, who was a screenwriter and co-director on “Up,” which won an Oscar® for best animated feature. He has long understood why fans are so drawn to the character. “Dug is pure of heart—he’s a good soul. I think people enjoy that part of Dug,” says Peterson. “Plus, people love their dogs. We’ve gone to great lengths to include truth in dog behavior, so they see their own dogs in Dug.”
Check out the trailer below:
Coming up with new adventures for Dug was not a problem for Peterson, who kept top of mind the idea that this is Dug’s first time out of Paradise Falls. “Everything is new, and he’s excited about all of it,” he says. “But the smallest things can distract Dug, never mind an actual squirrel.”
All five “Dug Days” shorts are coming to Disney+ on Wednesday 1st September.
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