Cat Meets Dog

Cat Meets Dog

| 11 min

A mysterious invitation of a romantic nature kicks off this adventure of parallel lives and parallel worlds. Acclaimed animator Paul Driessen’s latest short is a wandering tale of desire and disappointment told in four different story-windows. As an anthropomorphic cat and dog meander through their alternate and intersecting realities, each story-window ends on a cliffhanger and transitions to another tale.

Even though the pursuit of romance fuels our protagonists’ journeys, it is ultimately each character’s unique persona that determines their fate. The dog in this capricious tale is by turns impulsive, adventurous, and goal-oriented, while the cat we meet is typically thoughtful and confident, yet subdued. Ultimately, our characters’ wayward adventures in love and life reveal their animalistic nature—a primal force found beneath “civilized” exteriors.

Featuring a lively soundtrack, this film employs Driessen’s signature mixture of drama and comedy to explore the ways in which life can surprise us when the choices we make determine the outcome of our journeys.

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Credits
  • writer
    Paul Driessen
  • director
    Paul Driessen
  • animator
    Paul Driessen
  • additional animation
    Kris Van Alphen
  • editing
    Randall Finnerty
  • digital imaging
    Randall Finnerty
  • compositing
    Randall Finnerty
    Linda Manouan
    Ralf Hekkenberg
  • digital scanning
    Linda Manouan
  • colour
    Linda Manouan
  • additional scanning
    Yin Ko Lee
    Antoine Legendre
    SteGo
  • additional colour
    Yin Ko Lee
    Antoine Legendre
    SteGo
  • final edit
    Ralf Hekkenberg
  • additional editing
    Arnoud Rijken
  • original music
    Normand Roger
    Denis Chartrand
  • sound design
    Jeroen Nadorp
    Ronald Nadorp
  • final mix
    Jeroen Nadorp
    Ronald Nadorp
  • voice
    Corinne Chevarier
  • music recording
    Pierre Yves Drapeau
  • voice recording
    Pierre Yves Drapeau
  • credits
    Mélanie Bouchard
  • technical coordinator
    Steve Hallé
  • technical direction
    Éloi Champagne
    Randall Finnerty
  • line producer
    Maral Mohammadian
    Chris Eimers-Mouw
  • production coordination
    Stéphanie Lalonde
    Dominique Forget
    Simon Zaurrini
  • administration
    Victoire-Émilie Bessette
    Rosalina Di Sario
  • executive producer
    Michael Fukushima
    Roddy McManus
    Arnoud Rijken
    Michiel J. Snijders
    Linda Sterckx
    Geert Van Goethem
  • producer
    Marcy Page
    Arnoud Rijken
    Michiel J. Snijders
    Geert Van Goethem