Art of the Dam Keeper

The Dam Keeper is an animated short film produced by Tonko House and directed by former Pixar art directors Robert Kondo and Daisuke Tsutsumi in 2014. The pictures on this page are a collection of artworks created for this short film.


Pig lives alone in a windmill on the outskirts of town. The windmill sits atop a massive wall and continually blows away a dark fog that perpetually looms outside the wall. Every day, Pig winds the windmill to keep it turning, just like his father before him. However, in town and at school, nobody likes Pig. Even though he protects the town, the other animal children make fun of him and bully him. Soon, a new student, Fox, arrives at the school carrying a sketchbook and quickly becomes rather popular. One day, Fox mistakingly drops the sketchbook while leaving the classroom, and Pig discovers that Fox draws mocking caricatures of classmates and teachers. Fox shows up the next day upset about losing the sketchbook, but is quickly relieved to see that Pig has it with him..


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