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This press release is just in. "Adam and Dog" is now online...
ADAM AND DOG
A Film by Minkyu Lee
Nominated for an Academy Award® for Best Animated Short Film
Winner of the 2012 Annie Award for Best Animated Short Subject
“Watching director Minkyu Lee’s painterly vision of the dawn of man and first bond forged with man’s best friends puts you in a musing museum state of mind. Lee captures the unfettered joy of discovery and how that feeling changes and expands when you’re no longer alone.”
-- Betsey Sharkey, LA Times
“Adam and Dog” boasts some of the most appealing
drawn animation to appear on American screens this year.”
-- Charles Solomon, Variety
“Beautifully rendered, with a lush tableaux of a natural world,
the cartoon has a definite Miyazaki quality.”
-- Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer
ABOUT “ADAM AND DOG”
ADAM AND DOG is a story about the dog of Eden. What happened in those first days of Creation that made Man and Dog so inseparable? As he ventures through this curious world, the Dog encounters a strange creature; a human being named Adam - and with that discovers a newfound connection to the world.
ABOUT MINKYU LEE
Minkyu Lee is a writer, director, and animator currently working as a visual development artist and character designer at Walt Disney Animation Studios. He graduated from the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) with a BFA in Character Animation, and his animation can be seen in such Disney films as Princess and the Frog, and Winnie the Pooh. His character design work is featured in Wreck-it Ralph, and the upcoming Disney film, Frozen. He is also currently teaching classes on character animation at CalArts. He wrote, directed and produced the short film Adam and Dog, which was nominated for an Oscar in 2013, and won the Annie Award for Best Short Film.
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