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Obama dog Bo raps in new Web series by Oscar-winning animator

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Eugene Yelchin, one of the designers behind "Rango" — this year's Academy Award-winner for Best Animated Film, has taken on a new project featuring President Obama's dog, Bo, Vladmir Putin’s dog, Buffy, and Abby, the dog of Imani, a South African girl who lives in the slums of Johannesburg.

The new series, titled "Super Doggies," starts with Imani's want for a dog of her own after seeing Bo and Buffy on television. She then runs through the streets of Johannesburg to the post office and asks the post master to mail a letter to Obama and Putin asking them for a dog.

Now enter singing and dancing animated versions of Bo, Buffy and Abby.

"When dealing with life, I can't and won't quit," Bo raps, wearing a sagging pair of jeans. "Remove all the stress and things that don't fit. Go for what you want. Never ever look back."

Animated versions of Obama and Putin also make cameo dancing appearances.

The makers of the video hope Bo's popularity and the upcoming elections in the United States and Russia will help to promote awareness of international youth poverty.

"The Super Doggies are ‘good citizens’ who want to bring attention to the issue of poverty and work with local communities to highlight their plight," the series' website states. "Super Doggies’s citizenship principles are founded on the conviction that the arts, business and social initiatives can, together, contribute to making a better world."