It may sound like a joke, but Central Park Media believes the Korean clay animation film Doggy Poo is no turd. Immediately following the film’s sneak premiere at this past weekend’s Big Apple Anime Fest (BAAF) in New York City, the company acquired the domestic distribution rights to the award-winning, 30-minute film produced by Itasca Studio.
Directed by Oh-Sung Kwon and exec. produced by Hong-Gee Kim, Doggy Poo is based on the best selling children’s book of the same name by author Jung-Saeng Kwon. The story’s title character is lonely and seemingly worthless piece of a dog’s excrement that eventually discovers its self worth by sacrificing itself to help a flower bloom. Despite its unlikely hero, the film is being touted as educational and inspirational.
“We believe this story will appeal to audiences of all ages and are committed to making Doggy Poo a must-have DVD,” says Sam Napolitano, director of sales for Central Park Media.
Doggy Poo won the “Best Pilot Prize” at The Tokyo Int’l Anime Fair 2003 and was selected as a “Best Pilot For Domestic and International Market” by The Korean Culture & Contents Agency.
Central Park Media has been a leading supplier of anime in the United States since 1990. The company currently manufactures and distributes the home entertainment lines U.S. Manga Corps, Central Park Media and Software Sculptors. In addition, Central Park Media also distributes a broad array of live action Japanese feature films under its Asia Pulp Cinema label.