Beast wins in Shanghai!

June 23rd, 2010

Production Manager Sabrina Schmid has returned from China and brought home the Golden Magnolia Award in the category “Best Foreign Animation” for “The Little Boy and the Beast”!

Double Victory in Annecy: Cristals for Beast and Gruffalo!

June 15th, 2010

Both our latest productions have been awarded at this year’s 50th anniversary of  the “Festival international de film d’animation, Annecy“.
“The Little Boy and the Beast” took home “The Cristal for Best TV Production”, whilst “The Gruffalo” was awarded as the “Best TV Special”. We are happy.

“Sueddeutsche Zeitung” on Soi

June 8th, 2010

There’s a nice little piece on Studio Soi in today’s (June 8th) “Sueddeutsche Zeitung”. (Panorama, pg.9). Link

Gruffalo & Beast: Triple Victory at “Prix Jeunesse”!

June 6th, 2010

Last Wednesday Studio Soi was awarded an amazing three “Prix Jeunesse” with “The Gruffalo” and “The Little Boy and the Beast”.

“The Little Boy and the Beast” was awarded in the category “Up to 6, Fiction”, “The “Gruffalo” won both the Prix Jeunesse in the category “7 – 11 Fiction” and the “Prix Jeunesse of the Children’s Jury”. We’re very happy and would like to thank the fine people of Prix Jeunesse for a wonderful evening.

Big Festival Round-up: China, Japan, Korea, Brasil, USA, Pakistan

June 6th, 2010

“The Little Boy and the Beast” (together with our producer Sabrina Schmid) will be visiting China, where the film is in competition at the  16th Shanghai TV Festival (June 6th to June 11th) next week. “The Gruffalo” is going West then, to compete at Siggraph in LA (July 25th to July 29th). Both “The Gruffalo” and “The Little Boy and the Beast” plus its predecessor, Jakob Schuh’s and Saschka Unseld’s “Angel Afoot” are competing at 3rd Lahore International Children’s Film Festival 2010 (Sept 1st to Sept 12th). We’re very happy to hear that “The Little Boy and the Beast” will also be competing at Hiroshima 2010 (Aug 7th to Aug 11th) and Brasil’s Anima Mundi (July 16th to July 25th) and will be screened at SICAF (July 21st to July 25th).

René Aubry celebrates with “The Gruffalo”.

June 1st, 2010

On April 19th René Aubry gave an anniversary concert in Peter Brooks’ legendary “Bouffes du Nord” to celebrate a carreer that started on that very stage 30 years prior. Here’s a clip of René and his ensemble playing a sweet version of the “Mouse Theme” to a packed house that night, one of René’s many beautiful compositions for “The Gruffalo”.  Thanks for everything, René!