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''Hundhotellet'' (full title ''Hundhotellet -- En Mystisk Historia'', or, translated, "The Dog Hotel -- A Mysterious Story") is a Swedish animated film from the year 2000. The story starts off in a simple room, where a dog sleeps. Two other dogs -- upright and tuxedo-clad -- step into the room, dig through the cupboards and drawers, and eventually make off with a paperweight before leaving, and leaving behind a pocketwatch. The sleeping dog, Sture, wakes up, and walks around the room, somberly narrating what he sees. His friend, a dachshund by name of [[MeaningfulName Picasso]] ("He called himself an artist, and owned, as he said himself, a noteworthy talent") enters, and convinces him to go on "an interesting trip" to alleviate his ennui. They go in the master of Sture's car, and pick up a hitchhikress on their way. Their destination takes longer than they thought to reach, so on their way, they stop at '[[TitleDrop The Dog Hotel]]'.

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''Hundhotellet'' (full title ''Hundhotellet -- En Mystisk Historia'', or, translated, "The Dog Hotel -- A Mysterious Story") is a Swedish animated film from the year 2000. The story starts off in a simple room, where a dog sleeps. Two other dogs -- upright and tuxedo-clad -- step into the room, dig through the cupboards and drawers, and eventually make off with a paperweight before leaving, and leaving behind a pocketwatch. The sleeping dog, Sture, wakes up, and walks around the room, somberly narrating what he sees. His friend, a dachshund by name of [[MeaningfulName Picasso]] ("He called himself an artist, and owned, as he said himself, a noteworthy talent") enters, and convinces him to go on "an interesting trip" to alleviate his ennui. They go in the master of Sture's car, and pick up a hitchhikress female hitchhiker on their way. Their destination takes longer than they thought to reach, so on their way, they stop at '[[TitleDrop The Dog Hotel]]'.



* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: Later in the movie, a box is opened containing a sarcophagus. Instead of someone lifting the sarcophagus upright, it just...stands up all by itself. Also, one occurs in the ''very beginning'' -- the two men who enter Sture's room and make off with the paperweight step in through a ''photograph''. (Although, granted, this could come down to [[UnreliableNarrator Sture not being too reliable a narrator]], as he ''was'' sleeping during that time, and he might have dreamed these visuals while hearing the sounds...)


* FreakOut: Mr. Rosebud has one when the grandfather clock in the lobby disappears. [[spoiler: Sture's unintentionally sold it -- with Picasso inside -- to the American businessman Mr. Big. ItMakesSenseInContext.]]

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* FreakOut: Mr. Rosebud has a short one when the grandfather clock in the lobby disappears. [[spoiler: Sture's unintentionally sold it -- with Picasso inside -- to the American businessman Mr. Big. ItMakesSenseInContext.]]

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