Saturday, January 8, 2011

Check This... Brad Bird's 'Family Dog'

Created by Brad Bird, 'Family Dog' is the story of an average suburban family 'the Binsfords', as told through the eyes of their dog. It first appeared as an episode of the TV show Amazing Stories, then was expanded into a very short-lived series of its own which was produced by Steven Spielberg and Tim Burton.

It was written and directed by Brad Bird (who also did the voice of the dog), with music by Danny Elfman and Steve Bartek. 'Family Dog' is often considered to be a landmark production that, combined with films like 'Oliver & Company' and 'The Little Mermaid', led to the 1990s renaissance in animation.

Check This... is a feature showcasing what we at Flicks News consider essential short films to watch!

To view past shorts we showcased click here.