THE WALKING DEAD "Opening Titles" (by Daniel M. Kanemoto)





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Published on Sep 25, 2010

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Daniel M. Kanemoto is a writer/director whose 1999 debut, A LETTER FROM THE WESTERN FRONT, won the Gold Medal for Best Animated Short at the Student Academy Awards. For the past decade, Dan's diverse body of work (from feature films to national commercial campaigns) has been featured on Nickelodeon, MTV, the Discovery Channel, and film festivals around the world.

Dan was raised in northcentral Wisconsin and is a 1998 graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts film program. He hates writing about himself in the third person, but pretty much loves everything else about making movies.

and I quote

"My favorite "exclusive" from this year's Comic-Con was a beautiful painting by legendary artist Drew Struzan, featuring a horde of zombies from THE WALKING DEAD. Frank Darabont is adapting the apocalyptic Image Comics book created by Robert Kirkman, and man, it looks really, really great.

As I was admiring Struzan's work of art, I wondered what the opening titles to this terrifying new television show might look like... so I animated a spec title sequence using artwork ripped from the pages of the comic, originally illustrated by Charlie Adlard and Tony Moore.

Just so there's no confusion, I'm not affiliated with the production in any way -- I'm simply a huge fan of both Frank Darabont and Robert Kirkman, and this is my attempt at creating a cinematic introduction to one of the all time great "continuing stories of survival horror."


Animated by Daniel M. Kanemoto
"The Walking Dead" Artwork by Charlie Adlard & Tony Moore
"Fresh Blood" Written & Performed by eels
Music Editing by Jeff Yorkes



Walkin' Dead
Howdy r0drig0mbia --

Wanted to thank you for posting my WALKING DEAD title sequence to YouTube -- you beat me to the punch! I just posted a 1080p version, I was wondering if perhaps you could link to that file and delete yours, since mine is at a higher resolution and has direct links to my website? The URL is:


But I still owe you one. Can I send you a DVD/CD soundtrack copy of my most recent film, ARTICLES OF WAR? Just send me your info and I'll put it in the mail.

Thanks for watching,

Dan Kanemoto

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