Love at first sight
“My Dog Zero,” released in 1992, was Joe Murray’s third independent film and his first color film. About the film he writes:
In 1991, I did an 11 minute indie film about a man’s quest to overcome high expectations when it came to finding a perfect canine companion. It was done on a shoestring budget, with students painting cels in exchange for food and coffee and a donated Iron camera stands that needed to be moved with a fork lift.
Here is a clip where Mildo decides a Dog is what he needs, and travels to the local Dog pound to pick out the perfect pet. You know how we always see pets resembling their owners? This is that scene.
It was love at first sight and Murray captures the scene in all of its wonderful and absurd delight.