Hot Dog: A Tail of Sadly Broken Dreams

Hot Dog: A Tail of Sadly Broken Dreams

Hot Dog is an animated short film by Bill Plympton, the third animation about Plympton’s little Dog. Hot Dog follows Plympton’s 2005 Oscar Nominee Guard Dog and its sequel, Guide Dog. Hot Dog played at the 2008 Strasbourg International Film Festival and at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. It was an Oscar Nomination commended animated short film in 2009.

In this film, the Dog decides to join the fire department. The enthusiastic pup will do absolutely anything to become the fire station’s resident pooch. However, at first the Dog moves with a bounding enthusiasm that isn’t shared by his fellow fire officers. As the inevitable disaster builds, tension is increased by the Dog getting a brief moment of glory as the fire department’s new best friend, but then something more interesting grabs the attention of the fire officers and poor little Dog is left to cope all alone. The Dog is stretched to beyond his reach as he resorts to lapping up water from the gutter to put out the outbreak of another smaller fire, but then gasoline leaks into the puddle. Soon afterwards, the little Dog’s hopes are sadly crushed.

Hot Dog: A Tail of Sadly Broken Dreams

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