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Podcast: Daisuki “Dice” Tsutsumi – “Oni: Thunder God’s Tale”


On our 80-day countdown to the 80th anniversary of the Golden Globes, this week we celebrate the 5th Golden Globes, which took place in 1948 at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel and featured a special award to Walt Disney for “Furthering the Influence of the Screen” with his classic early animated movie, Bambi.

Animation has grown in directions Walt could never have imagined in the past 74 years and this week, on our Golden Globes Around the World Podcast, HFPA member Rocio Ayuso sat down with Japanese animation director Daisuke ‘Dice’ Tsutsumi to talk about his new four-episode Netflix limited series, Oni: Thunder God’s Tale, which takes a playful look at the oddball gods and monsters of Japanese mythology.

Tsutsumi, who lives in San Francisco, was a former art director at Pixar and worked on films including: Ice Age, Robots, Horton Hears a Who, Toy Story 3, Cars 2 and he co-directed The Dam Keeper, which was nominated for the Oscar for short animated film. Oni: Thunder God’s Tale is his first series as creator/showrunner.