Tonko House is an animation studio based in Berkeley, California, founded by directors former Pixar Art Directors Robert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi. The studio is known for their 2014 short film The Dam Keeper which stars a young pig who gets picked on by students in school but later befriends a fox. An original net animation and feature film adaptation of The Dam Keeper are also planned. The studio's second animated short called Moom, based on a Japanese children's book by Genki Kawamura, was released in 2016.
Tropes featured in their works include:
- Animated Adaptation: Moom is based on a Japanese children's book.
- They are also currently planning on green-lighting a Netflix series based on the Japanese stop-motion film Komaneko.
- Cartoon Creature: Moom's main character pretty much resembles Literature/Cheburashka but with a different design.
- World of Funny Animals: The Dam Keeper is populated by anthropomorphic animals.
- Silence Is Golden: The Dam Keeper and Moom appear to have no dialogue from the characters at all besides narration.
- Funny Animal: Everyone in The Dam Keeper
- Ridiculously Cute Critter: The main character in Moom if the trailer doesn't say enough.