Academy Awards Program
Robert Kondo & Dice Tsutsumi /USA/18:05/Animation/2013
Set in a desolate future, one town's survival depends entirely on a windmill dam, which keeps out poisonous clouds. Despite bullying from classmates, the dam's operator, Pig, works tirelessly to keep the sails spinning. But when a new student, Fox, joins Pig's class, everything begins to change.
Director : Robert Kondo & Dice Tsutsumi
Dice and Robert, art directors at Pixar Animation Studios, lend their unique sensibility for storytelling as directors of "The Dam Keeper." Dice, originally from Japan, has worked in the American animation industry for 16 years and is co-creator of the charity project Sketchtravel. Robert, a Japanese-American from Los Angeles, is a 12 year veteran at Pixar.
The 87th (2015) Academy Awards® Nominee for Best Short (Animated)
New York International Children's Film Festival 2014 (USA) Audience Award, ages 8-14
Cleveland International Film Festival 2014 (USA) Honorable Mention