A Colorado State University graduate and former Fort Collins resident has been nominated for an Oscar.  Duncan Ramsay is a finalist for the Academy Award for producing the Pixar short animated film, "The Dam Keeper."  Ramsay graduated from Colorado State in 2007.  Out of school, he got a job with the prestigious Pixar Animation Studios. According to the film website IMDB, Duncan was the art production coordinator for Pixar's 2013 film, “Monsters University,”and assistant to the director in "Toy Story 3".

What is "The Dam Keeper" about?

Set in a desolate future, one small town's survival is solely due to a large windmill dam that acts as a fan to keep out poisonous clouds. Despite bullying from classmates and an indifferent public, the dam's operator, Pig, works tirelessly to keep the sails spinning in order to protect the town. When a new student, Fox, joins Pig's class, everything begins to change.


The Fort Collins Coloradoan says The Lyric Cinema Cafe on Mountain Ave., will show the animated short film Oscar nominees, including "The Dam Keeper," starting this weekend.

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