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Two rival pup scouts hope to earn a merit badge in teamwork by solving the mystery of the missing treats. The culprit may be stranger than they could have imagined.

The student team’s aim in this film was to experiment with the use of a practical camera (and background) combined with traditional 2D animation.

Awards and Recognition

  • 2020 Oregon Short Film Festival

    Finalist, Best Animated Film

  • 2020 Oregon Short Film Festival

    Finalist, Best Washington Film

Official Selections

  • 2020 Overmountain Animation Festival

The Team

  • Christien Ayson

    BA in Music and Sound Design

    Role: Sound Design

  • Jordan Gazitt

    BFA in Digital Art and Animation

    Role: Story Artist, Character Design, Color Artist, 2D Animator, 2D Clean-up

  • Riley Hazelrigg

    BFA in Digital Art and Animation

    Role: Lead Color Artist, Prop Designer, Matte Painter, Compositor

  • Caroline Kim

    BFA in Digital Art and Animation

    Role: Matte Painting, Set Fabrication, Set Painter, Compositing

  • Terry Love-Lee

    BFA in Digital Art and Animation

    Role: Set Fabrication, Set Painting, Compositing, Clean-up, Matte Painting

  • Kimberly Marsing

    BFA in Digital Art and Animation

    Role: Co-Producer, Clean-Up Lead, Story Artist, Character Designer, 2D Animator, 2D Clean-up

  • Jacques Parks

    BFA in Digital Art and Animation

    Role: Set and Prop Fabrication Lead, Visual Development Lead, Compositor, Grip

  • Areli Quinonez

    BFA in Digital Art and Animation

    Role: Director, Story Artist, Visual Development, Animator, Clean-up

  • Eryn Suchara

    BFA in Digital Art and Animation

    Role: Co-Producer, Cinematographer, Video Editor, Lead Compositor

  • Ari Trejo

    BFA in Digital Art and Animation

    Role: Character Design, Animation, Clean-up

Animation Stills

  • Two dogs hide behind a rock.
  • Two dogs stare ahead, confused.
  • A dog walks in a darkened forest with a flashlight.
  • A dog shines a flashlight while climbing over a log.
  • A dog holds a merit badge in front of a bulletin board.
  • A merit badge from the pup scouts for "Team Work."
  • A dog pushes another away while setting a snare trap.
  • A dog holds a box of treats in his hand.