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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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Mary Fisher    

I hope they do throw this guy to the dogs! Too bad we can't treat him the same way he treated that dog, busted good, hope they put him behind bars for a long time, not just a fine! Sick, sick people out there, those kinds are cowards! Shame on them!

1099 days ago
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mary sperandeo    

No matter what may have occured, short of the animal viciously attacking a human being, should this kind of cruelty EVER be o.k.!!!!! It does not make it alright to shoot and beat ANY LIVING CREATURE "because it was"....ANYTHING !
THIS "YOUNG SONG" fellow needs to be put down. he is an unstable menance to society- REGARDLESS OF his ACCOMPLISHMENTS IN THE ARTS! $40,000.00 bond!
This PYCHOPATHE has exhibited behavior that will only grow into more un-speakable acts of HORROR....maybe next time it will be.... to someone you love.
I for one will look for this name on all PAST and FUTURE RELEASES-----TO BOYCOTT his INVOLVEMENT in all that my children watch.

1083 days ago
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GEEKDROP.COM    

His last name is "Song"? Must've been hungry ...

I say fry this guy, it's only a matter of time before he starts murdering humans.

1078 days ago
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