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Enjoy the original short film of Warbie Yama! "Cheez...z" is an award-winning animated short film created by Arut Tantasirin, an Emmy Award nominated Animator. Arut started drawing "Warbie" a cheeky bird and "Yama" a smiley old man characters after he was inspired by walking around Japan Town area in San Francisco in 2007. The story is about Yama, an old man who tries to take a nice photo of Warbie, the cheeky yellow bird. The film delivered good message to children and audiences that has received awards and screening in many film and animation festivals across the United States and overseasThe short was also honored to screen as an opening film of a featured movie at Cody Theatre in Wyoming, then in conjunction with the museum's special exhibition "From the Lands of Asia" at Kimbell Art Museum, Texas. Today, the story of Warbie Yama continues.

Awards and selections

ION International Film Festival - Best Animation
Kids First Film Festival - Best Animation
Burbank International Film Festival
Angelus Student Film Festival - Finalist
New Orleans Film Festival

Northwest Animation Festival.
Nashville Film Festival.
Savannah International Animation Festival.
Indie Spirit Film Festival.
Ojai Film Festival
Red Stick International Animation Festival
WoodHole Film Festival

Cody Theatre - Featured opening film.
Kimbell Art Museum, Texas, USA

 © Arut Tantasirin



During his morning ritual, Warbie encounters someone then it all becomes a delightful moment of connection. "Shy" is animation short film by Arut Tantasirin with the original song "Shy" by Balloon Boy. The film premiered as part of "It's me Warbie! The Inside World of Warbie Yama" exhibition at River City Bangkok, Thailand.


Director: Arut Tantasirin
Original Music&Vocal: Balloon Boy (Thanachai Pod Ujjin) Additional Vocal: Surattanawee Bo Suviporn

Animation/Coloring Assistances: Patradol Dodo Kitcharoen and Jung Yansu

© Arut Tantasirin / Balloon Boy

Shy - Trailer


Ordinary, Special Day

"Every moment can be memorable even though it seems usual" Ordinary, Special Day directed and animated by Jung Yansu, is the Warbie Yama's first collaborative animation short film.

The film premiered as part of "It's me Warbie! The Inside World of Warbie Yama" exhibition at River City Bangkok, Thailand.

Directed & Animated by Jung Yansu
Produced by Arut Tantasirin

© Jung Yansu / Arut Tantasirin

Ordinary, Special Day - Teaser



Warbie is on the new journey!


Animation by Arut Tantasirin

Coloring Assistances: Patradol Dodo Kitcharoen

Music by Modman Dee 


© Arwama / Arut Tantasirin

Warbie Japan Expo


Warbie is invited by Mu-Chan and Gen-Kun to join their annual JAPAN EXPO THAILAND 2018 in Bangkok.

Let's see how he manages to get there!


Animation and original song "Warbie's Journey" created and composed by Arut Tantasirin.

Starring: Warbie, Mr. Yama, Mu Chan and Gen Kun.

© Arwama / Arut Tantasirin

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