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Oddball Gods and Monsters of Japanese Mythology ANIMATIONWorld

‘ONI: Thunder God’s Tale’: Treasured Japanese Craft with a Universal Message

Dice Tsutsumi, Robert Kondo, and Sara K. Sampson’s exquisite and fun 4-part series debuts today on Netflix; set in a world of Japanese mythology, it follows an oddball creature’s free-spirited daughter and her determination to carry on the legacy of the mighty heroes of lore.

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Tonko House’s ‘ONI: Thunder God’s Tale’ Int’l Premiere Coming to VIEWFEST 2022

Only in Torino! Chapters 1 and 2 of Netflix’s highly anticipated CG and stop-motion animated series, set in a world of Japanese mythology, to screen October 15, followed by Q&A with EP Kane Lee.

Oddball Gods and Monsters of Japanese Mythology Headline News

Netflix Drops ‘ONI: Thunder God’s Tale’ Official Trailer

From Oscar-nominated animation studio Tonko House, the 4-episode animated series, set in a world of Japanese mythology, follows an oddball creature’s free-spirited daughter and her determination to carry on the legacy of the mighty heroes of lore; the tale streams later this month.

Enter the World of Japanese Mythology Headline News

Netflix Drops Teaser Trailer for Tonko House’s ‘ONI: Thunder God’s Tale’

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, June 2, 2022 at 7:07am

Dice Tsutsumi’s 4-episode animated series, set in a world filled with oddball gods and monsters of Japanese mythology, tells the tale of a brave, free-spirited girl who must fight to protect her peaceful village.

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Tonko House’s ‘ONI’ Series Lands Anime Screenwriter Mari Okada

By Dan Sarto | Friday, September 10, 2021 at 9:43am

Currently in production at Netflix, the project, inspired by Japanese folklore, features a unique, handcrafted style designed by studio co-founder and show creator Daisuke ‘Dice’ Tsutsumi; join production team for big reveal at today’s 9:00 pm Lightbox Expo talk, ‘Journey of Tonko House.’

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WATCH: Baobab Studio’s ‘Namoo’ Teaser Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 1:48pm

Directed by Erick Oh and inspired by his grandfather, the studio’s new immersive animated film premieres today at the Sundance Film Festival; the narrative poem thoughtfully reflects on the meaningful moments in one man’s life.

Books Headline News

Baobab Studio Announces ‘The Art of Baobab: The Beginning’

Coming in December, the book compiles production designs, visual development artwork, and character designs from the studio’s award-winning titles including ‘Invasion!,’ ‘Asteroids!,’ ‘Crow: The Legend,’ ‘Jack,’ and ‘Bonfire’ and the upcoming ‘Baba Yaga;’ now available for preorder on Amazon.

Indie Shorts ANIMATIONWorld

The Mesmerizing and Surreal Animation of Erick Oh’s ‘OPERA’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, August 21, 2020 at 2:19pm

A stunning and provocative new short film by the Annecy Cristal-winning ‘PIG: The Dam Keeper Poems’ director examines diverse issues like racism, terrorism, religion, war, and class struggle within our society.

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BAAA Art Auction for Racial Justice Expands for New 3-Day Event

By Dan Sarto | Friday, June 19, 2020 at 10:05am

Running June 19-22, auction adds original artwork from numerous noteworthy artists; all proceeds to benefit Equal Justice Initiative.

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BAAA Online Art Auction Supporting Equal Justice Initiative Now Open

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, June 11, 2020 at 1:13pm

Original works from Dice Tsutsumi, Robert Kondo, Kal Athannssov and other prominent industry creatives open for bids through June 14; all proceeds being donated to EJI.

animated short films ANIMATIONWorld

‘Changyou’s Journey’: Perry Chen’s Tribute to a Dad’s Determination

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 5:17pm

Starting an animated short film at age 12 forced a young director to face his grief while continuing to learn from a father who’d passed away far too soon. 

Tonko House Headline News

Tonko House’s ‘PIG: The Dam Keeper Poems’ Now Online!

Hand-drawn 2D-animated series written and directed by Erick Oh follows the 2014 Oscar-nominated short film directed by Robert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi.

Feature Animation Headline News

Tonko House & 20th Century Fox Developing ‘The Dam Keeper’ Feature

CG-animated feature to be directed by Oscar-nominated directors Robert Kondo and Daisuke “Dice” Tsutsumi and produced by former Blue Sky Studios producer Kane Lee.

Short Films Headline News

New ‘Moom’ Trailer Showcases Feature Aspirations for Tonko House

New CG-animated short from ‘The Dam Keeper’ directors Robert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi is an adaptation of the popular Japanese children’s book by film producer Genki Kawamura.