While much is being written about the quantity of quality animated features this year, the same can be said of the shorts on the Academy "shortlist". I honestly feel every one of them is worthy of the award. I couldn’t possibly predict the winner. It’s a real race this year.
Robert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi’s independently produced The Dam Keeper is one to keep your eye on. No matter what happens Oscar night, this pair is destined for animation greatness. Their first short is a poignant charmer. I’m honored they chose one of my quotes to grace their new trailer, which was just released today. This gives you a glimpse at the film’s many charms.