Doggy Poo Story is a 2003 claymation movie (well, we hope it’s clay) based on a Children’s Literature Award-winning book by Korean author Jung-Saeng Kwon. The photo above, spotted in Seoul’s Maebang Station, advertises a musical based on the series, with the tagline “Nothing God made is useless.”
While the title might seem to promise — well, be — one massive poop joke, it’s actually a rather existential story about one piece of dog excrement’s quest to find its higher purpose.
Doggy Poo is the story of the lowest of God’s creations, who is mocked by nearly everyone (other characters include a curious songbird, a high-handed hen, a philosophical leaf, and a disdainful dirt clod). The titular character, symbolically stranded on an isolated dirt road, wonders what his destination might be on the road of life. How could a doggy poo have any reason to exist? Doggy Poo finds an answer, as this short feature gently affirms the cycle of life.
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