Tonko House and 20th Century Fox Animation are teaming to develop a feature based on the Oscar nominated 2014 short film “The Dam Keeper”.
The dialogue-free short film was based on 8,000 digital paintings and centered on the friendship between an introverted Pig and an artistic Fox. The feature pitch deepens and expands the characters and world of the short film and will have both full dialogue and be primarily CG.
Former Pixar art directors turned Tonko House founders Robert Kondo and Daisuke ‘Dice’ Tsutsumi will direct the project. Kane Lee will produce.