Daisuke 'Dice' Tsutsumi, originally from Japan, is an Oscar nominated filmmaker and an animation artist. A graduate from The School of Visual Arts in New York, Dice has worked as a visual development/color key artist at Blue Sky Studios on Ice Age, Robots and Horton Hears a Who! His credits at Pixar Animation include Lighting Art Director for Toy Story 3 and Monsters University. Dice is passionate about charity work and spearheaded both The Totoro Forest Project and Sketchtravel.
Dice's directorial debut with Robert Kondo with an 18 minute animated short The Dam Keeper(2013)won over 25 film festival awards and was nominated for 2015 Academy Awards.
In July 2014, Dice left Pixar to start a new animation studio Tonko House with Robert Kondo.