The Dam Keeper (2014)


The_Dam_Keeper_(poster)“Dad had always said the job of a dam keeper is to keep the darkness away, but by then, I was doing it alone. ” – Narrator

Number of Times Seen – 1 (3 May 2016)

Brief Synopsis – A young pig who keeps the darkness away from a small town is bullied at school but when a new student arrives, things begin to change for everyone.

My Take on it – This is a film I probably never would have heard about had I not known it was nominated for an Oscar for best animated short film.

The story itself is quite interesting to watch unfold because it deals with so many important human emotions and situations.

The anthropomorphic style works well here and we get a clear indication of the relationships between the characters.

The fact that this movie is only 18 minutes long but still manages to tell a thorough tale is great especially since it is mostly done through pure visualization.

Bottom Line – Interesting tale that says so much about life and misunderstandings. Liked the use of animals and the anthropomorphic structure of it all. Excellent use of just 18 minutes because they are able to tell so much mostly with just visualization. Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Nominated for an Oscar for Best animated short film. (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy

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