In the course of the last stressfull weeks before the Christmas holidays, the ZDF shows two of our short films as part of the children’s series ‘Siebenstein’. It starts with ‘The Princess, the Prince and the green-eyed Dragon’ on December 1st. Our first short film ‘Torvald and the fir tree’ will be shown on December 12th. Both episodes start at 6 am.
At the Chicago International Children’s Film Festival, our short film ‘Nearest and Dearest’ has been awarded with the 1st prize in the category ‘Children’s Jury Prize – Animated Television’ as well as the 2nd prize in the category ‘Adult Jury Prize – Animated Television Production’. ‘Princess’ Painting’ received the Diploma of Honor of the Rosh’d International Film Festival in Tehran. The picture above shows editor Annick Hillger (right) during the award ceremony of the Japan Prize for ‘Nearest and Dearest’.
Participating in the pre-school category our shortfilm ‘Schrecken ohne Ende’ by Max Stöhr, Michael Sieber and Sandra Brandstätter was awarded at this year’s Japan Prize. Along with the ceremony the film will have its premiere on Japanese television as well – synchronised in Japanese! Domo arigato Nippon!
The second season of ‘The Amazing World of Gumball’ is nominated in three categories at this year’s children’s BAFTA. Along with ‘Room on the Broom’ it is nominated in ‘Animation in 2013′. Above that it will compete in the ‘BAFTA Kids’ Vote – Television in 2013′ and ‘Writer in 2013′ categories. ‘Adventure Time’ is also nominated in the ‘International in 2013′ category. For this show we worked together with Cartoon Network on the episode ”A Glitch Is A Glitch’. We are prouuude.
The 2D team will join us for the third season of ‘The Amazing World Of Gumball’ very soon. They will be followed by the rendering and compositing team later on. Many artists from last year will return, but there are also a bunch of new people coming to Ludwigsburg for the first time. While the veterans may remember people and events on this picture, the new guys can get a feeling for what the studio is like. We are eagerly awaiting your arrival. Group hug!