Tonko House, the animation studio started by Robert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi, is publishing a series of video profiles of the artists working on their projects.
The latest profile in the series highlights Erick Oh, who is directing The Dam Keeper series that Tonko is producing for Hulu. Like the two Tonko founders, Oh formerly worked at Pixar:
In the video, Oh explained why his desire to chart his own creative path led him to leave the house of Lasseter. “At Pixar it was huge fun to be able to work with so many talented artists and learn so much there, but in the end of the day, you are serving someone else’s story,” he said. “Practically, I learned so much while doing that. I thought, ‘Maybe it’s time for me to move on and really try to seek for what I’ve been looking for for my entire life.'”