Once upon a time, a little doggy poo lived on the side of a road. He felt all alone in this world. He believed that nobody needed him for anything, and that he had no purpose in life. If only Doggy Poo had a reason for being, then he wouldn't give up on his dream to be useful to this world. One day, Doggy Poo meets a lovely dandelion sprout. Will she explain his purpose in life? Will she help him make his dream come true?
Doggy poo is a very heartwarming story, and from the low rating I feel like I have to defend this anime. I would compare this to Clannad After Story because of the way the child was abandoned and the touching story.
First of all this anime is very different and although silly this is a very original story. It follows the life of an abandoned pile of poop. You basically experience its life and prejudice.
I feel like there is a lot of metaphor in this about today's society and racism. Everyone treats poo differently which is very depressing. There is a lot of imagery in
this and I recommend this for intelligent and sophisticated people.
The art is claymation, it is not very high quality I admit but it gets the job done. For the most part, everything is detailed.
There is little sound but I highly recommend the dubbed version which can be found on youtube.
Characters are the strongest point in this series. There are many characters introduced with very distinct personality. There is not much background developed but you will experience many different types of personalities.
I really enjoyed this movie, don't let the title and content mislead you, I was shedding manly tears by the end of this.
Alright, go ahead and read the title.
It's not exactly the most alluring name, but it definitely was an attention-catching one, even if it's not for traditionally pleasing reasons. I went into this Korean clay animation short not knowing what to expect. It seemed it was either going to be unintentional hilarity or a heartwarming tale (as others have stated). Ultimately, I found it to be strange and underwhelming mixture of the two. It is however, not exactly a piece of canine excrement, at least in terms of quality, despite the assuring name.
Doggy Poo is the main character, and it is also a clump of
poop that came from a dog's anus. He then becomes a sentient being that struggles and finds it difficult to live as dog waste. The short basically explores his misfortune, but it is obviously not shown in an extremely depressing or all too interesting fashion. The short is heavy-handed as well, but then again it is targeted at children. Which is not a complete excuse to forgive incompetence in several areas, but it does grant some leniency. It most likely will appease small children, although to be fair, that's not a particularly hard job to accomplish.
Traditional animation is nowhere to be found, but instead the more typically family-friendly clay animation (lovely Christmas shorts come to mind). It is not outstandingly intricate or crafted, but it is competent and the backgrounds aren't exactly half-baked. They, along with the characters, have some detail to them which makes the short easier to watch. The absurdity of the premise still lingers throughout, but it definitely is easier to take in with the palpable animation.
Overall, the short is definitely not horrible, and does possess some positive components: the pleasant piano-centered soundtrack, the decent visuals, some unintentional laughs here and there, and even emotional resonance with little Doggy Poo, albeit only a little. It's obvious the short wasn't really aimed at any age groups other than the wee little ones, so for what it's worth, it's tolerable and not a very bad way to pass a half-hour.
Four Slightly Cute Anthropomorphic Defecations out of Ten.
I must say, I think the bad ratings really don't show the true anime.
I would give it an 8 or 9 if there was more action to it, but what action could you give to a pile of dog poop.
It's not bad, It's just not regular anime art. It's clay models. Still though, the scenery isn't half baked or incomplete. It looks as if they actually put time and effort into it.
You can hear the wind rustling the leaves and the laughter and footsteps of the children. They could put more, but it was enough to understand.
The the poop wanted
was to be worth something. He didn't change much, but he got to learn that he was worth something.
A few minor flaws and things, but this anime is truly an interesting one. I honestly couldn't compare it to any other because of the original plot and idea. I feel like this is a metaphor for raceisim. It is slightly religious, because it mentions god, but that's not very important to the story itself. It is an amazing story and really deserves some good ratings. One of my favorites!