An animated short starring a plucky little pup and sharing an important message about the necessity of therapy animals is winning hearts around the world. Produced by Studio Kimchi in Barcelona for Southeastern Guide Dogs, Pip has tallied up more than 1.2 million views and over 62,000 comments on YouTube since launching October 24.
The CG-animated short centers on an undersized puppy with a big dream: To become a seeing eye dog. Just like the real superhero dogs that are bred, born, raised and trained to transform lives, Pip saves the day, every day, for people with vision loss and veterans with disabilities.
A real-life “Pip” puppy born on the Southeastern Guide Dogs campus in September has started her journey toward become a transformative influence in someone’s life. She is currently in “puppy kindergarten” at the Palmetto campus, and in two years will be paired with a handler.
You can watch the short and contribute to Southeastern Guide Dog’s “PipStarter Campaign to support Pip and other heroic pups in training through this nonprofit organization at pipfilm.com or watch on YouTube.
Pip is also being entered into numerous film festivals for 2019. The film was made possible through a generous donation from Gary and Melody Johnson of Tampa, FL.