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Guard Dog


Director: Bill Plympton
Script: Dan O’Shannon
Animation: Bill Plympton
Music: Maureen McElheron, Hank Bones
Editing: Biljana Labovic
Production: Bill Plympton
Running Time: 5′
Year: 2005
Country: USA

1st Prize, Best Shorts Category, Anima Mundi 2004 – Special Prize, Hiroshima Animation Festiva I – Oscar Nomination 2005

Why do dogs bark at such innocent creatures as pigeons and squirrels? What are they afraid of?


The Tune was animator Bill Plympton’s first full-length feature. His short films have been seen widely around the country, highlighting many animation festivals. His distinctive style has even invaded the world of advertising. Bill’s short film Guard Dog has been a big hit at film festivals, and it has brought Bill his second Oscar nomination in January 2005.