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Guard Dog (2004)

  Directed by: Bill Plympton
Written by: Bill Plympton
Links: Guard Dog on the IMDb
Genre: Short

This movie gets: 5.00 (1 rating) Ranking: not yet ranked (awaiting 2 ratings)

"Hertzfeldt in colour" - a review by pearly

Guard Dog is an animated short film written and directed by Bill Plympton. It is five minutes in length, and consists of a series of meetings that a dog has with various people, in which he acts as guard dog and tries to protect his owner from any harm.

The film is a humourous, yet graphically violent thing, which would not be out of place alongside a Don Hertzfeldt animation (it's probably not quite as graphic). The style is rather simple (much as Hertzfeldt's is), and basically consists of the animation of what appears to be hand-drawn frames which are roughly coloured in pencil.

I was neither impressed nor unimpressed by Guard Dog. It was okay, I guess, but nothing to write home about.

pearly gives this movie 5 out of 10.
Review created on Mon 28 Feb 2005

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  1. Awsomely cool short film!!

    Rating given: 10

    A comment from Shanno on Tue 30 Aug 2005 09:56 #

  2. one of the greatest animation movies i know! good story! unexpected ending! good drawings!

    Rating given: 10

    A comment from DonRic on Mon 13 Mar 2006 04:44 #

Those who have commented give this movie: 10.00 (2 ratings)

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