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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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61.

Street Smart    

I ****ing swear if I had the **** chance I would **** this guy in his ****ing ******* doing this dumb **** **** him ****ing moron

1088 days ago
62.

Ball`s has no Ball`s    

Let`s see him try that with my rott puppy she wood eat his ball`s p.o.s!

1088 days ago
63.

kingborg    

to "a friend" the dog was muzzled. it could not have done what you claim. you fail at lying!

1088 days ago
64.

newyorker    

This murderer deserves the electric chair! No mercy. Burn in hell.

1088 days ago
65.

frankentit    

String that dirty pos up by his balls!

1088 days ago
66.

Michael Jackson's Voice    

Ok i cant read any more!! Get that same pellet gun and the same hammer and do to him what he did to that puppy!! animals are helpless.. only a coward beats animals or children! He is a dirty low coward! I cant believe this and I am not buying any of these DVDS now! This is sick and tragic!! And it was a PUPPY!!! how loud did the poor little thing SCREAM as this low life COWARD shot then beat it to death!! Anyone who thinks the sicko was in the right needs to have their heads examined! I hope they get him in prison!!

1088 days ago
67.

dusty    

The amount of violence that many of you ******s are preaching as punishment/retaliation for what this person did to a dog, is sickening as the act itself. The amount of violence that many of you ******s are preaching as punishment/retaliation for what this person did to a dog, is sickening as the act itself.

1088 days ago
68.

Nasious Cordova    

I think we have to ask what did the dog do to him. A lot of dog owners let their dogs bark and bark with no consideration to anyone else. In that case, as wrong as he might have been for ending the dog's life, the owner shares the blame for driving him over the edge and should never be allowed to own another dog. As far as I'm concerned, the irresponsible owner is even more to blame for having made the situation. He should be charged with cruelity to animals and join his neighbor in call block H.

1088 days ago
69.

Mark Proctor    

P.O.S. I hope you get what's coming to you.

1088 days ago
70.

HarryPalms    

If that's the way he got inspiration to animate animals, what did he do to a panda bear? Lock the zoo... Young Song is close by

1088 days ago
71.

sgm    

This is to you Vic Franklin, you are a dumba$$ for even as you say "emphathizing" with this idiot! I doubt you even know what the word means. As far as Song is concerned, no need for a pellet gun just a hammer will do!

1088 days ago
72.

fifi    

I hope the same thing happens to this sick monster. No, even worse should happen to him, prolong it - on & on & on...

1088 days ago
73.

dd    

good thing they had the video if he hadn't been caught there probably would have been children missing in the neighborhood.

1088 days ago
74.

sean    

Harry and the Hendersons,
have you seen the panda attack scene w/Ben Stiller in "tropic thunder" ??

1088 days ago
75.

Muppet    

Some people here posting don't sound like they're much different than the man that beat the puppy! While I agree what the man did is unforgiveably horrid and he should be punished, some of the comments are really over the top as well. Scary!!

1088 days ago
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