This Stop-Motion Film Presents the Strangely Heart-Warming Existential Crisis of ‘Doggy Poo’

Doggy Poo (강아지 똥, Gangaji ddong) is a 30-minute stop motionanimated 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. 


After being “created” by a dog, Doggy Poo meets various living and inanimate things, but nobody wants to be his friend. Doggy Poo becomes sad because he believes he is worthless and has no purpose.

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However, in time 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”.

See a clip from the film below…

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