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POTENDOGS

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POTENDOGS is in the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival - it may not be a regular, endorsed title
Recommended age 8-12
22 minutes
VIDEO
DAHL LEE
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This is an outstanding pilot of PotenDogs! I love how the young boy, Wonseok's, love of dogs gets him a companion dog to infiltrate the bad dogs. I can see why dogs would want to rebel against their owners from the way some of them are treated. Dogs, in real life, may not think or act like humans, but they definitely understand what is going on around them.

Wonseok's (singer-actor, Jun Suk Kyong Sook Kyeong Jeon) love of dogs allows him to communicate with one of the PotenDogs, who give him the chance to become his companion so that he can infiltrate the GoldFangs that are biting ordinary dogs.

The story addresses togetherness and bonding with Wonseok and Kai. Wonseok goes from being a lonely kid, looking at dogs at pet stores, wishing for one of his own, to talking to a brown dog, Kai, (Choi Seok Pil) who he later finds out is a PotenDog (dogs with superpowers that need a companion to infiltrate the bad dogs). I love the animation; it's simple, easy, fluid and very realistic. I like how each animal represents each member of the dog pound family. The visual effects are effective and believable, especially when Kai communicates with the other PotenDogs. I love the songs; they are very cool! My favorite is the song sung by the dog catchers, but all the song and dance numbers are catchy, especially those with the dog pound family. I like the costumes worn by the dog pound family; their outfits represent the different animals they represent. I also like the characters' various hair colors, which totally works with this story. Kai knows Wonseok has an innate love of dogs from the look of his room, which is overflowing with dog-related items and books. I also love Wonseok's daydreams of wanting a pet dog. There is some well-known talent in this show: South Korean actor-singer Jun Suk Kyong who plays Wonseok; Choi Seok Pil (Kai).

The message of this film is that dogs ought to be respected or there will be consequences (not take over the world consequences). Be aware that it does show kids doing risky things that kids might imitate such as when Wonseok falls out of a window. Also there is some pet abused such as when one of the dog owners kicks his dog at the show and another one makes fun of the dog.

I give PotenDogs 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 8 to 12, plus adults. The dialogue is in Korean with English subtitles, so kids need to be able to read to enjoy it.

Reviewed by Connie C., KIDS FIRST!

This is an outstanding pilot of PotenDogs! I love how the young boy, Wonseok's, love of dogs gets him a companion dog to infiltrate the bad dogs. I can see why dogs would want to rebel against their owners from the way some of them are treated. Dogs, in real life, may not think or act like humans, but they definitely understand what is going on around them.

Wonseok's (singer-actor, Jun Suk Kyong Sook Kyeong Jeon) love of dogs allows him to communicate with one of the PotenDogs, who give him the chance to become his companion so that he can infiltrate the GoldFangs that are biting ordinary dogs.

The story addresses togetherness and bonding with Wonseok and Kai. Wonseok goes from being a lonely kid, looking at dogs at pet stores, wishing for one of his own, to talking to a brown dog, Kai, (Choi Seok Pil) who he later finds out is a PotenDog (dogs with superpowers that need a companion to infiltrate the bad dogs). I love the animation; it's simple, easy, fluid and very realistic. I like how each animal represents each member of the dog pound family. The visual effects are effective and believable, especially when Kai communicates with the other PotenDogs. I love the songs; they are very cool! My favorite is the song sung by the dog catchers, but all the song and dance numbers are catchy, especially those with the dog pound family. I like the costumes worn by the dog pound family; their outfits represent the different animals they represent. I also like the characters' various hair colors, which totally works with this story. Kai knows Wonseok has an innate love of dogs from the look of his room, which is overflowing with dog-related items and books. I also love Wonseok's daydreams of wanting a pet dog. There is some well-known talent in this show: South Korean actor-singer Jun Suk Kyong who plays Wonseok; Choi Seok Pil (Kai).

The message of this film is that dogs ought to be respected or there will be consequences (not take over the world consequences). Be aware that it does show kids doing risky things that kids might imitate such as when Wonseok falls out of a window. Also there is some pet abused such as when one of the dog owners kicks his dog at the show and another one makes fun of the dog.

I give PotenDogs 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 8 to 12, plus adults. The dialogue is in Korean with English subtitles, so kids need to be able to read to enjoy it.

Reviewed by Connie C., KIDS FIRST!

In this world, there are dogs of superpowers. They are called 'PotenDogs'. PotenDogs are divided into two groups: 'Podongnet' that dreams peaceful coexistence with humans, and 'Goldfangs' that holds grudge against all mankind and try to rule them because of their memories of being hurt and mistreated by humans. One day, 'Kai', a member of 'Podongnet', and 'Wonseok', a boy who wants a dog of his own find each other by chance and decide to work as partners. Kai considers humans weak and untrustworthy, yet has no choice but to ask Wonseok to pretend to be his human companion while performing his mission.
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