Soi and friends at ITFS + fmx

April 27th, 2010

Next up: ITFS and fmx. Here’s a sum-up of Soi related activities you can partake in should you be in Stuttgart next week:

Both “The Little Boy and the Beast” and “The Gruffalo” will be on show at the ITFS as part of the TRICKS FOR KIDS competition, on Sunday, May 9th (more here). “The Little Boy and the Beast” will be screened a second time as part of the “BW Reel” on Friday, May 7th (more here). One of the film’s directors, Johannes Weiland, will be giving a talk about his work at Soi and elsewhere on Wednesday, May 5th (more here) at fmx. Also at fmx, on Tuesday, May 4th, directors Jakob Schuh and Max Lang, Setbuilding Supervisor Klaus Morschheuser and Head of CGI Mathias Schreck will grant an in-depth look into the making of “The Gruffalo” (more here). Soi co-founder and longtime compatriot Saschka Unseld will be giving an account of his life at Pixar, on Friday, May 7th (more here) and our friend and collaborator Harald Siepermann will share some of his secrets in a workshop on Character Design on Sunday, May 9th (more here). Also, Philip Hunt’s wonderful “Lost and Found”, produced at our longtime partners and UK reps studio aka will be on show Saturday, May 8th (more here).

Soi in Oslo

April 26th, 2010

Studio Soi was kindly invited by Grafill, The Norwegian Organization for Visual Communication, to come to Oslo this month and present some of our work both at “Visuelt 2010” as well as Norwegian animation conference “Frame by Frame“.

Soi’s Torben Meier will give an overview of the studio’s work on Friday, May 7th at 12:30 at “Visuelt”  and on Saturday, May 8th at ” Frame by Frame“. We are looking forward to meeting a lot of artists and animators in Norway and grant a glimpse behind the curtains of our more recent productions.

Gruffalo & Beast: Triple Victory at “Cartoons on the Bay”!

April 20th, 2010

We’re delighted to hear that two of of our latest productions have taken home three awards at this year’s “Cartoons on the Bay:

“The Little Boy and the Beast” has been awarded as the “Best Educational and Issues Film”. “The Gruffalo” has won both the “Arleccchino Award” (assigned in cooperation with the Bologna Bookfair to commend the best animated adaptation of a book) as well as the award for the “Best European Production”.

The Beast travels Europe

April 16th, 2010

This month “The Little Boy and The Beast” go to Portugal, Germany and Spain. You can watch our short at the IndieLisboa Festival in Lisbon (22.04 – 02.05.2010) and at the “Goldener Spatz” in Erfurt & Gera (25.04. – 30.04.2010) as well as at the Festival Animabisauri in Bilbao (23.04 – 30.04.2010).

Rats & Frogs

April 16th, 2010

Two of our little films for German children’s show “Löwenzahn” are being broadcast on Broadcasters KIKA and ZDF these days. First off, you can catch “Ratten — Der Fänger von Bärstadt” (this coming Sunday April 14th, 08:35 am on ZDF and 04:00 pm on KIKA), followed Read the rest of this entry »

damsels & dragons

April 12th, 2010

A while ago Sandra Brandstätter suggested  a row of lovely dragons, princesses and townspeople for one of our “Löwenzahn” shorts … Read the rest of this entry »