GenreAnimation, Short, Family Music directorYiruma CountrySouth Korea
Release date2003 (2003) WriterJung-Saeng Kwon (story), Oh-Sung Kwon (adaptation), Nomi Park (screenplay) CastAnna Desmarais (Dandelion, Hen, Sparrow), Tony Ruse (Farmer), Josh Smith (Soil), Fiona Stuart (Doggy Poo), Kate Yoon (Leaf) Similar moviesMy Beautiful Girl - Mari (2002), Oseam (2003), Born of War (2013), Yobi - the Five Tailed Fox (2007), The Outback (2012)
TaglineFor Everything There Is A Reason For Being...
Doggy Poo (강아지 똥, Gangaji ddong) is a 30-minute stop motion-animated film from South Korea, directed by Kwon Oh-sung, based on Kwon Jung-saeng's 1968 children's book Doggy Poo, illustrated by Annie Rose Godsman. There are both English and Korean-language versions of the film.
After being "created" by a dog, Doggy Poo meets various living and inanimate things. No one wants to be his friend, and Doggy Poo becomes sad because he believes he is worthless and has no purpose. Eventually, a plant grows out of the ground and tells Doggy Poo that she needs him so she can grow into a flower. Doggy Poo discovers his life purpose and he becomes absorbed by the flower. After being absorbed by the flower, Doggy Poo lives "a happy life".
Fiona Stuart as Doggy Poo
Josh Smith as Soil
Kate Yoon as Leaf
Tony Ruse as Farmer
Anna Desmarais as Dandelion, Hen and Sparrow
Best Pilot at the 2003 Tokyo International Anime Fair
Viewer's Choice award at the 2003 Big Apple Anime Fest