Disney+ Hotstar has released a new trailer and poster for Pixar Animation Studios’ “Dug Days” in conjunction for International Dog Day. The new series of five shorts follows the humorous misadventures of Dug, the lovable dog from Disney and Pixar’s Oscar-winning feature film “Up” whose high-tech collar translates his thoughts into speech.
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 behaviour, so they see their own dogs in Dug.”
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.”
You can catch all five shorts exclusively on Disney+ Hotstar in Malaysia on 1st September.