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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.


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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Sick bastard!!!

1242 days ago

And thats the truth    

Vic Franklin 35 minutes ago 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.

Well then you act like a human and tell the neighbor about it and if that does not work, you can call the police. I notice he is Asian and over in Asia, they think nothing of abusing and killing animals every day. I hope the bast*ard fries.

1242 days ago


That is one video, I hope NEVER gets on the internet. There are some sick f**ks out there.
If TMZ gets it - destroy it - please.

1242 days ago

And thats the truth    

cleo 12 minutes ago i want to beat him with a hammer see how he would like it i love animals more the people

My sentiments exactly. Most people disgust me.

I had a co-worker that had a neighbors dog that barked all of the time. Come to find out, the dog had cancer.

1242 days ago


Throw away the key. Let him rot in jail.

1242 days ago


Wow, that's awful.. he had no reason to kill the dog, just because it was pissing him off. He dragged the dead body so the owners don't find it? He clearly knew what he was doing and has no remorse for his actions. For someone who works for children films, he sure setting an example of who they hire.

1242 days ago

a friend    

THE DOG WAS NOT A PUPPY, it was a full grown beast that MINUTES prior to alleged "beating" had DUG A HUGE HOLE and COME INTO YOUNG'S BACKYARD...then ATTACKED his FAMILY'S three small dogs while his wife stood by helpless holding their newborn baby AND FIGHTING OFF THE DOG, SHE CALLED ANIMAL CONTROL WHO SAID THEY COULD DO NOTHING. I have no idea what happened after that, and have no comment to his state of mind for any action taken after the attack....NOR DO I CONDONE BEATING ANIMALS. Young is a kind man, and new father, whatever he may have done, he had to have percieved eminent danger whether it was present or not....BUT THIS DOG ATTACKED HIS FAMILY FIRST. This is my first experience knowing somebody in a horrible situation and witnessing the one sided reporting.

1242 days ago

Fallopia Lopez    

OK, a clear case of taking things too far, but I'm willing to bet the dog and the dog's owner have some responsibility for the turn this took.

That, and all of you nutballs who want to kill a man for killing a dog are way, way worse than he is. Sheesh.

1242 days ago


Throw him away with the maximum sentence. He's disgusting.

1242 days ago


I dare this guy to try that on an adult GSD, especially a well-bred one trained in manwork. He'd be missing an arm and the seat of his pants.

1242 days ago


OMG, I hope me gets the maximum sentence. This probably relates to a dispute with his neighbor. How sick.

1242 days ago


How is it that 70 sick people "like" this for FB?

1242 days ago


terrible...just terrible. what could have possibly provoked such a brutal, inhuman act? there is no rational justification, and this person is obviously sick in the friggin' head.

1242 days ago

Who gives a F about mel gibson?    

Jay YOUR A DUMBASS!! we are not talking about a dog we are talking about a puppy!! Your sure there is a "good reason" right like Im sure your a douche bag! I hope your neighbors yard sh*ts in your yard if you even have a yard and barks and keeps you up at night every night. YOU WOULD DESERVE IT!!

1242 days ago


He has a truly mean and evil spirit. Maybe in Asia its acceptable but in our culture its not.

1242 days ago
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