After Ellie has passed at the end of Pixar’s Up, Carl Fredricksen and Dug sold Charles Muntz’s “Spirit of Adventure” and moves to a new house in the suburbs. Keep reading for our “Dug Days” review.
“Dug Days” Review
The story of Pixar's Up continues with the new series “Dug Days” on Disney+
“Dug Days” follows the suburban adventures of Dug in his new backyard through five shorts called “Dug Days”, a new Disney+ exclusive. Every episode is full of all the SQUIRREL and Carl and Dug moments you in again they would be.
Familiar Voices, New Stories and Adventures – “Dug Days” Review
Voiced by some of our Pixar favorites, Ed Asner returns as the voice of Carl, and Bob Peterson as Dug. Peterson also wrote and directed this series of shorts in conjunction with producer Kim Collins.
In each short, Dug reminds us that he is indeed a very good boy. All five sorts take place during the span of a single day. Whether it's chasing a squirrel, following his nose, or taking care of a box of puppies, you can generally count on Dug to do the right thing while sharing with the audience the world from his unique Dug perspective.
Peterson said 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.”
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.”
Each of the shorts is so relatable if you're a dog owner. And if you're not a dog owner, but loved UP, you'll love the growing bond between Carl and Dug as they settle into their new home beyond Paradise Falls.
Without giving spoilers, if you own dogs, you've probably imagined some of the things your dog would be saying as they sniff around the yard or interacted with younger puppies—and you most certainly can imagine the things they're saying to you when they hear loud noises like fireworks and thunderstorms. And what about that neighborhood squirrel that just won't stay out of the yard? Watching these scenarios come to life with Dug's lovable personality, in short, digestible segments is the day brightening content we all need.
About “Dug Days”
In honor of International Dog Day this week, Disney+ released a new trailer and key art for Pixar Animation Studios’ “Dug Days,” a new series of five shorts that 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.
All five shorts debut on Disney+ on Sept. 1.
Watch the “Dug Days” Trailer