We set out to make a cartoon that appealed to the adolescent inner-child. It’s an homage to those rare moments of self-discovery when you are eleven years old, flipping through channels, and you stumble upon ‘The Shining’ by accident. The kind of content you weren’t supposed to watch but did anyway.
"The 'Ghost Dog' characters are something I’ve toyed with for years in watercolor paintings. As I’ve slowly taught myself animation, I realized there was a compelling story with these dudes that I could bring to life. My writing partner and I immediately had a mutual understanding of what the film should represent, and consequently the look and feel of the entire piece. Ghost Dogs was personally animated piece by piece in my spare time. This being my first short animation was a lesson in the cartoon making process and a lesson in humility for my own art-making ability. But I love the story so much. It’s everything we wanted to see on late-night television as kids."
JOE CAPPA AND J.W. HALLFORD