Do yourself a favor and be sure to check out the five-episode series, Dug Days, streaming now on Disney+. In addition to watching the hilarious short films, this is also a wonderful opportunity to honor the legacy of Ed Asner (the voice of Carl) in what may be his final vocal role.
As announced on his official Twitter account, Mr. Asner passed away on August 29, 2021. He left behind a wonderful legacy of film and television work and among those projects, he also brought the grumpy and heartfelt character of Carl from Up to life.
We discussed in our Dug Days review post how Carl’s character rig was updated with a new spry nature and Ed’s vocal work matched Carl’s newfound zeal for life.
Bob Peterson (Dug Days writer and director) who voices Dug and Kim Collins (Producer) and I discussed the series in more depth and you can watch that interview directly on our YouTube channel, or embedded below.
Additionally, you can join us today (Sept 1) at 10:00 PM ET / 7:00 PM PT as we’ll discuss and break down each episode of Dug Days live on YouTube. Be sure to leave a comment during the live stream and we’ll share your thoughts as well!
Be sure to watch all of the Dug Days episodes first as we discuss some spoilers for the show. In addition to talking about the show’s wonderful intro, we also chat about the amazing gags, and the music from the film as well. If you love the music, you’ll also want to check out these new clips on DisneyMusicVIVO YouTube channel.
Once you’ve watched the episodes, be sure to share your thoughts by chatting with other fans in the Pixar Post Forum thread all about Dug Days.