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Jacob, Mimmi and the Talking Dogs

A sassy group of talking dogs give plenty of attitude to Jacob and his cousin Mimmi. They also help out when a local park is threatened.

Dir Edmunds Jansons
Prod Sabine Anderson
Scr Liga Gaisa, Edmunds Jansons
With Eduards Olekts, Nora Džumā, Andris Keišs
Latvia-Poland
2019
70min
Sales New Europe Film Sales
With English subtitles

When his father goes away, Jacob is sent to stay with his cousin Mimmi in a suburb of Riga. Mimmi wants to disrupt plans to build in the local park, a development that will cause the loss of trees and adversely affect the community. She recruits Jacob to assist her. On encountering a group of local dogs, Jacob is surprised when they speak to him and he decides to enlist them in battling the local construction works. But things don’t quite go as planned. This lovely, unconventional Latvian animation has heaps of charm and offers an inspiring look at how we can work together, particularly to protect the environment.

Justin Johnson

Additional information

Suitable for age 6+.

Subtitled in English. An actor will read out the subtitles via headphones for younger audiences.

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