The Dam Keeper feature film

One of the real standouts of last year’s batch of Oscar-nominated shorts was The Dam Keeper, a gorgeously animated tale from Pixar alums Robert Kondo and Daisuke Tsutsumi. The story was simple and bittersweet, but the characters felt fully realized and the world around them felt rich. Now we’ll get a chance to explore them further, as a Dam Keeper feature film is in the works at Twentieth Century Fox Animation.  Read More »

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Disney’s Feast took home the Best Animated Short trophy at the Oscars this year, but for my money the real gem of that category was The Dam Keeper. Directed by Pixar alums Robert Kondo and Daisuke “Dice” Tsutsumi, it told the poignant story of a bullied child. (Who happens to be a pig, because this is an animated movie.)

The filmmakers managed to cram quite a bit into 18 minutes, but now they’ll have a chance to explore the world a little bit further. They’ve revealed plans to develop a feature animation of The Dam Keeper, as well as two graphic novels. More on the planned Dam Keeper feature after the jump. Read More »