Just in time for my birthday, Disney+ will be releasing Dug Days. A series of shorts that features everyone’s favorite talking dog, Dug. This lovable pooch made his Disney debut in Pixar’s Up back in 2009. Now we get the chance to see what happens when a dog that has been raised primarily in the wild, adapts to a suburban environment. Specifically, can Dug handle a backyard? What would ever happen if a squirrel dared to show up?
Pixar Animation Studios’ Dug Days will now also serve as a celebration of the amazing life of Ed Asner. Who sadly passed away over the weekend. He was the voice of the grumpy but loveable Carl Fredrickson in Up as well as this series. We find that Mr. Fredrickson and Dug got a house together and have become very close friends.
Here is the synopsis for Pixar’s Dug Days
Pixar Animation Studios’ “Dug Days” is a series of shorts that 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 favorite talking dog.
Ahead of the release of Dug Days on Disney+, LRM Online’s Emmanuel Gomez spoke with Bob Peterson and Kim Collins. Bob Peterson serves as the director for the shorts. He is no stranger to the story as he is the voice of Dug. As well as one of the writers and Directors for Up. Collins is serving as the producer for the shorts. During our conversation, we talk about what makes Dug so lovable and special. We also get into some of the classic pup themes of the shorts. We also ask tough questions like… WHERE IS KEVIN? Which actually has a simple answer. You can check out the full interview down below!
Please note that this interview took place last week.
Be sure to check out Dug Days on Disney+ Wednesday, September 1st.