With the confirmation that Disney-Pixar’s ELEMENTAL will be debuting in theaters, we also have news that the film will also mark the return of the tradition of pairing features film with animated shorts! The new one here is all about CARL’S DATE and we’re feeling pretty emotional about it as one of the last projects by the late Ed Asner.


The new short, CARL’S DATE, catches up with Carl Fredricksen (voiced by the late Ed Asner) and his lovable talking dog, Dug (voiced by Bob Peterson), who were introduced in Pixar’s Oscar®-winning feature Up.

Written and directed by Emmy® Award winner Peterson and produced by Kim Collins, CARL’S DATE finds Carl reluctantly agreeing to go on a date with a lady friend—but admittedly with no idea how dating works these days. Ever the helpful friend, Dug steps in to calm Carl’s pre-date jitters and offer some tried-and-true tips for making friends—if you’re a dog.

See it for Yourself

The CARL’S DATE animated short film will accompany the feature film release of ELEMENTAL in theaters June 16, 2023.