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Domo-kun's Dwarf Studios Reveals 2 New Animated Short Projects

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Both shorts already available on website

Animation studio dwarf studios opened two websites for two new short animation projects titled "Morimori-shima no Morg to Perol" (Morg and Perol of Morimori Island) and "Nikui yo! Kalbi-kun ~Kemuri ga Me ni Shimiru~" (It's Difficult! Kalbi-kun ~The Smoke Hurts My Eyes~) on January 19.

The "Morimori-shima no Morg to Perol" is already available on the site. The short centers on the Bigfoot Morg, who is good at cooking, and the troublemaker Perol. dwarf studios head Tsuneo Gōda himself voices Morg, while Remi Hayashi voices Perol.

The first two episodes of "Nikui yo! Kalbi-kun ~Kemuri ga Me ni Shimiru~" are already available on the site, with a third episode slated for Friday, and a fourth and fifth episode "coming soon." The shorts center on a piece of kalbi named Kalbi-kun (voiced by Tasuku Hatanaka), who spends his days on top of the grill dreaming of being a top-grade kalbi.

Gōda founded dwarf studios as a one-man studio in 2003. He is the creator of NHK's famous Domo-kun (Domo) mascot character, and dwarf studios produced animated shorts of the character. Gōda also created the Komaneko character in a 2003 short for the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography. Both shorts were created through stop-motion. Amazon posted a pilot episode for a new Komaneko short titled The Curious Kitty & Friends in 2016.

The studio has also handled "The Diary of Ochibi" episode of the Japan Animator Expo series of anthology shorts. The short is an adaptation of Moyoco Anno's manga. The studio is also producing the Rilakkuma series of shorts, which will debut on Netflix in 2019. The studio recently handled the production for the ending credits sequence of both seasons of the Mr. Osomatsu anime, as well as a video that celebrates the main characters' birthdays. dwarf studios also made a charity video for Fukushima, and ads for Nintendo's Yoshi's Woolly World game.

Source: The Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web

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