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Kodo & Podo - Two mischievous thieving ferrets featured on the fantasy adventure BEASTMASTER/SYN/1999-2002.

Kodo and Podo - BEASTMASTER

Kodo and Podo are the companions of Dar the Beastmaster (Daniel Goddard), a muscular warrior youth who travels an ancient landscape helping others. The Beastmaster carries Kodo and Podo in a small shoulder bag.

Dar communicates telepathically with the ferrets and when trouble strikes, he releases the ferrets to climb walls, chew through ropes and leather handcuffs, or steal small items.

The ferret characters of Kodo and Podo are based on the 1982 movie The Beastmaster and its sequels Beastmaster II: Thourgh the Portal of Time (1991) and Beastmaster III: The Eye of Braxus (1995) which are all loosely based on the Andre Norton novel "The Beast Master".

Because ferrets can be unpredictable and temperamental, the Kodo and Podo characters were portrayed by a number of ferrets.

TRIVIA NOTE: At the end of the original Beastmaster movie, one of the two ferrets dies when he falls into a fire, but as the franchise continued in the sequel movie, there were again two ferrets tagging along with Dar. Explanation? Well, maybe, one of the ferrets was a female and she gave birth to two new pups and then died. Thus the two new ferrets, who were once again called Kodo and Podo.

Another celebrity ferret starred in the award-winning series of TV and radio ads featuring the Budweiser Frogs and Louie and Frank the lizards created by the San Francisco, Calif., ad agency Goodby, Silverstein & Partners.

The Budweiser Ferret was selected as "The Ferret of the Century" in the November/December 1999 issue of Modern Ferret magazine. See also FROGS - Budweiser Frogs

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