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Dreamworks Movie Artist Charged in Fatal Dog Beating

4/28/2011 4:25 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

A visual effects artist who worked on several Dreamworks films like "Shrek" faces more than 4 years in prison -- after he was accused of beating his neighbor's puppy to death ... with a hammer.

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According to law enforcement, Young Song -- who also worked on films like "Kung Fu Panda," "Shark Tale," and "Madagascar 2" -- allegedly entered his neighbor's backyard last week ... and shot their 16-month-old German shepherd with a pellet gun, before beating it to death with a hammer.

According to the puppy's owner the act was caught on surveillance video.

Song pled "not guilty" today to one felony count of cruelty to an animal, and one count of misdemeanor petty theft of a dog ... after he allegedly dragged the mutilated corpse from his neighbor's yard.

Song was arrested yesterday and bail was set at $40,000. He is still in custody. His next court date is May 26. Song's lawyer Nicholas Okorocha had no comment.


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Tellthetruth59    

What a horrible, horrible thing to do to an innocent dog. The guy is a psycho. Lock him up for a long time.

1273 days ago
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Phenom    

What a horrible person!!!!!!!!!! Eye for an eye on this one!

1273 days ago
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dd    

WTF?

1273 days ago
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Gatanegra    

If found guilty, I hope he rots in jail. Better yet, let the dogs have their way with hime.

1273 days ago
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Tammy    

Was he upset with the dog, the neighbour or both? I mean, was the dog's barking keeping him up and the neighbour did nothing? Was the dog pooping on his property and the neighbor did nothing? Was he upset with the neighbour over something unrelated to the dog, but killed the dog to spite the neightbour? It would help if this was an actual story with some facts!!!

1273 days ago
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Vic Franklin    

I empathize with the guy. The dog was probably barking day and night when this guy was trying to get some peace and quiet. German shepherds bark loud and a lot.

1273 days ago
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mr. smith    

i'll give this guy the chance that he didn't give the puppy...he can have the pellet gun just give me the hammer and 5 minutes in a room alone with him....i hope this s*** roots in hell !!!

1273 days ago
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Sonja    

Something seriously wrong with someone who can beat an animal to death with a hammer, especially a puppy...if the puppy was on your property or barking your call the friggin' animal control, hope he gets the 4yrs!

1273 days ago
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PanteraBabe333    

Wow.... I don't care if this dog barked to much or **** in this guys shoe - there is NO excuse for this kind of behavior.... Unforgivable.

1273 days ago
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MariJoy    

Obviously a weird misfit nerd with no social conscience...that's why he worked so well on those films, he probably lives in a world of his own making.

1273 days ago
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Julies    

Rot in hell you cruel freak. Others like you as well. Until then, rot in prison. No sentence would be too stiff.

1273 days ago
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croc    

a heblew.. lol.. that guy must have been on the edge to do a sick thing like that.. he going to have wicked nightmares.. i would.

1273 days ago
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andy    

Absolutely "NO" animal, let alone a puppy, deserves to be beaten period, especially with a "hammer" of all things.

Now, . . . there are a select handful of persons who deserve whatever they receive, . . . and I think that this guy just moved to the top of the list!!!

I have a feeling that someone named "Young Song" isn't going to fare very well in a large prison. He won't be the little puppy of the prison, . . . but he may become "the little b*tch" . . .

1273 days ago
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Julies    

To BC,

News flash...WE are animals. Not tolerating non-human abuse has nothing to do with human abuse. You can despise both. God did not create any creatures to be hurt in anger.

1273 days ago
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Huh?    

If that guy did that to my dog, there would be no trial. There would also be nothing left of him. I vote for the death penalty.

1273 days ago
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