Pixar’s “Dug Days: Carl’s Date” short will be the final chapter in the “Dug Days” series. The news comes from director Bob Peterson who recently gave an interview with Animation Magazine and remarked that the new short will tie up all the loose ends and “put a bow” on the series.
The first five “Dug Days” shorts arrived in Disney+ on September 1, 2021. The collection of shorts followed the humorous misadventures of Dug, the lovable dog from Disney and Pixar’s “Up.” 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.
Last December it was announced that the latest short “Dug Days: Carl’s Date” would be coming to Disney+ in 2023 however those plans changed and the short will now release in theaters along with the new animated “Elemental” film which arrives in theaters in the US on June 16, 2023, and in cinemas in the UK on July 7, 2023.
The new short, “Carl’s Date,” catches up with Carl Fredricksen (voiced by Ed Asner) and his lovable talking dog, Dug (voiced by Bob Peterson), who were introduced in Pixar’s Oscar®-winning feature Up. Written and directed by Emmy® Award winner Peterson and produced by Kim Collins, Carl’s Date finds Carl reluctantly agreeing to go on a date with a lady friend—but admittedly with no idea how dating works these days. Ever the helpful friend, Dug steps in to calm Carl’s pre-date jitters and offer some tried-and-true tips for making friends—if you’re a dog.
Ed Asner, who provided the voice of Carl Fredericksen, passed away in 2021. Asner was able to record the dialogue for the short in one session a few months prior to his passing.
Source: Animation Magazine