Sunday, April 27, 2014


A tribute to the work and art of Dice Tsutsumi & Robert Kondo

The Dam Keeper, a short film by feature animation artists Robert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi tells the tale of a young pig encumbered with an important job, and the meeting of a new classmate who changes everything. 

The short blends traditional hand-drawn animation with lush brushstrokes to bring Kondo and Tsutsumi's celebrated painting style to life like never before. Danish actor Lars Mikkelsen (Forbrydelsen, Sherlock) narrates the film.

Produced By
Megan Bartel 
Duncan Ramsay 

Supervising Animator
Erick Oh

Bradley Furnish

Music By
Zach Johnston 
Matteo Roberts