It was so good that I wish it was its own 90 minute movie.
Here’s a preview…
The animation style is clever and unique, as the camera points to the floor, where a man offers a stray puppy a French fry, which leads to the man adopting the dog and naming him Winston. From there, the owner makes a habit of giving Winston table scraps on top of his bowl of dry dog food.
Over the months, this lucky dog enjoys quite the daily feast. One fateful day, his owner even takes him to a restaurant to dine together!
His owner eventually meets the woman who soon becomes his girlfriend.
All the time, the camera avoids showing the humans’ upper halves; it’s pretty much a dog’s eye view the whole time.
The plotline thickens as the new girlfriend begins consuming his owner’s attention; therefore, gone are the days on feasting off table scraps.
Not only does the dog lose his feasting privileges in the process, but he becomes lonely for the first time in his life.
Quality time and gifts (food) were how the owner showed his love for Winston; but the new girlfriend changed all that.
Until the day his owner and the girlfriend broke up.
Back came the tables scraps, as the dog’s owner essentially becomes a glutton as he tries to get over the break up.
While Winston greatly appreciates the gourmet meals again, he can clearly see his owner his not happy.
Without a happy owner, the dog realizes he can’t truly enjoy the table scraps.
I won’t give away the ending, but Winston leads his owner back to the restaurant where the now ex-girlfriend works…
Again, all this is done from an under the table dog’s eye view. Not to mention, few words are actually ever spoken. They are mostly unnecessary for this beautiful little romantic comedy in which the dog is the protagonist.
My wish is that Disney would make this mini-movie into a full-length 90 minute feature film. I think the concept is big enough to work.
So, Disney, what do you say?
P.S. I now invite you to read my family friendly review of Big Hero 6!