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The Dam Keeper

5 (58 votes)
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Tells the tale of a young pig encumbered with an important job, and the meeting of a new classmate who changes everything.

  • DirectorRobert Kondo,Daisuke 'Dice' Tsutsumi
  • Runtime: 18 min
  • StudioShorts International
  • QualityHD
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Reviews about The Dam Keeper

The Dam Keeper
natascha dennee
This was a beautifully done story I wish it had been longer I ...

This was a beautifully done story I wish it had been longer I could watch it over and over

The Dam Keeper
Amazon Customer
Five Stars

Every time I watch this I am seeing something I hadn't noticed before. It's powerful and poignant.

The Dam Keeper
Virginia Salas
Storytelling with no dialogue only the delightful artwork and animation ...

Storytelling with no dialogue only the delightful artwork and animation that tells the story of bullying in school and the friendship of a new kid in school.

The Dam Keeper
Roji Fox
Out of darkness there is hope

Surpassed my expectations; such a beautiful and poignant short film with strong life lessons creatively done and wonderfully presented- a film to share with everyone! I have already watched it several times and will share it even more.

The Dam Keeper
M. V. Kolar
Simple story with a lasting impact

Absolutely engaging. It is a very simple story and yet like an onion--lots of layers.

The Dam Keeper
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Five Stars

Loved it!!! Beautiful images, storyline and music!

The Dam Keeper
Sandra
the animation is great and the story is touching

Made me cry, the animation is great and the story is touching.

The Dam Keeper
Andrivete
it manages to pack an emotional punch and dazzle the eye with the meticulous and wonderfully creative artwork

Gorgeously animated story. Despite being a short, animated film, it manages to pack an emotional punch and dazzle the eye with the meticulous and wonderfully creative artwork.

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“The Dam Keeper” Returns from the Shadows for Final Installment - Multiversity Comics (press release)


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The graphic novels may not feature the final form of Pig and Fox's friendship, as there's also a The Dam Keeper feature film in the works. However, you can close the book on this chapter of Pig's adventures by picking up “The Dam Keeper: Return from ...

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Tonko House's 'PIG: The Dam Keeper Poems' Now Online!
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Fresh of their win for best animated series at June's Annecy Animation Festival, Tonko House has granted Variety access to a full episode of the series adaptation of their Oscar-nominated short filmThe Dam Keeper.” The episode has not been seen ...

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Animating light: Local filmmaker Robert Kondo on 'The Dam Keeper' - Daily Californian


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Animating light: Local filmmaker Robert Kondo on 'The Dam Keeper'
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After working for nine months on a short film called “The Dam Keeper,” they chose to leave Pixar and start their own animation company together, called Tonko House, which is based in Berkeley. “The Dam Keeper” was Tonko House's first and best-known ...

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Tonko House Unveils First Look at Hulu Japan Animated Series 'Pig: The Dam Keeper Poems' (EXCLUSIVE) - Variety


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Tonko House Unveils First Look at Hulu Japan Animated Series 'Pig: The Dam Keeper Poems' (EXCLUSIVE)
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“It's another take on 'The Dam Keeper' world,” explains Oh, who was supervising animator on the original short film. “Dice and Robert offered to let me take this world and the characters and re-interpret them in my own way. … It's very dreamy and ...

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