Jacob - a boy from the city center - has to spend a week with his bossy cousin Mimmi and ex-pirate uncle Eagle in the Riga's suburb Maskachka. The boy soon discovers a previously unknown world where the local dogs can talk! But the greedy Imants Rausis wants to turn this romantic district into an impersonal area of skyscrapers. Will the kids and talking dogs manage to team up and save the neighborhood?
The plot of Jacob, Mimmi and the Talking Dogs is based on a book called The Story of Maskačka by the Latvian writer Luīze Pastore. This is the artist-director Edmunds Jansons’ first feature film. The animated short films produced by his studio Atom Art have received numerous awards at internationally acclaimed film festivals all over the world.