House of Pig and Fox: A Conversation with The Dam Keeper Directors Robert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi

On Wednesday, November 5, 2014, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced 10 animated short films that will advance in the voting process for the 87th Academy Awards.  The Dam Keeper, the first film from Directors Robert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi (along their Tonko House crew), was among the list of ten films.

The Dam Keeper is story about a young pig encumbered with the responsibility of keeping the citizens of his small town safe from the toxic gas that lurks beyond its borders. His task sets him apart from his community, and he inevitably falls victim to abuse and indifference by the town’s citizens. The film is an emotional ride, and raises awareness for key issues that every society should address and resolve. In short, it has depth. A story worth telling, and a film worth watching again and again.

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