THE STORY

The strange but true story of how Japanese racehorse Haru Urara became a nationally celebrated symbol of perseverance while enduring a losing streak of epic proportions. Director and artist Mickey Duzyj traveled to Japan to uncover the story behind the horse's unlikely rise to fame, and presents this animated short as the answer to how an undersized horse who vowed to "Never Give Up" became known as The Shining Star of Losers Everywhere.

WINNER - Best Short Documentary, Hot Docs 2016

Created for ESPN Films as part of their Emmy and Peabody Award winning 30for30 series.

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DETAILS & Crew

This film was created by a small and dedicated team. Find out more about how it was made.

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THE PERFECT 18

An animated short about IT manager Rick Baird's perfect day at a Putt-Putt golf tournament. Nominated for an Emmy Award (New Approaches, Short format, 2015) and a Webby (Editing, 2015). Produced by Grantland and Victory Journal.  

 

 

Animation for YOU DON'T KNOW BO

 

Mickey Duzyj created original animation for this ESPN 30for30 feature, which explores the truths and tall tales that surround legendary athlete Bo Jackson.

This film is the highest rated ESPN documentary of all time. 

Produced by Radical Media and Doubleday & Cartwright.