Pixar and Disney’s most favouriate Dug now has his own series, Dug Days on Disney+.
The animated short Dug Days is a spinoff of the Disney and Pixar feature film Up, which premiered in 2009. Each short features everyday events that occur in and around Dug’s backyard, all through the exciting (and delightfully distorted) eyes of our favorite talking dog.
A new series of five shorts were added to Disney+ on 1 September all ranging between nine-12 minutes long featuring the humorous misadventures of Dug.
Bob Peterson, the voice of Dug then and now, wrote and directed the new shorts; Kim Collins serves as a producer. 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.
In a press release Peterson said, “Dug is pure of heart—he’s a good soul. I think people enjoy that part of Dug. 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.”
Earlier last week, celebrating the International Dog Day, Disney+ has released a trailer and Key art featuring the Disney and Pixar’s Dug whose high-tech collar translates his thoughts into speech.
Ed Asner, who played the beloved role of Carl Fredricksen in Up, passed away on 29 August at the age of 91.