The audience in the age range from 3 to 6 years of age awarded „The Gruffalos’s Child“ as their favorite at the New York International Children’s Film Festival. We’re especially happy to receive the audience award. Thanks to the audience and the whole festival!
Happy news from the UK: At the BAA‘s last friday, the Gruffalo’s Child, directed by Johannes Weiland und Uwe Heidschoetter, shared the award for “Best Long-form Animation” with the Quay Brothers’ latest “Maska”. Together with producer Michael Rose Johannes accepted the award amongst many friends: “The Amazing World Of Gumball” was a double winner, taking the “Best Children’s Series” prize and triumphing in a public vote for best kids’ show. Studio Aka’s Grant Orchard won “Best Short Film” for his Oscar-nominated “A Morning Stroll”. Congratulations from all of Soi to all the winners!
After its premiere on the BBC this last Christmas, we’re happy to announce that you can now buy the english version of “The Gruffalo’s Child” on amazon or your local bookstore. The DVD includes a sweet little making-of featuring a.o. directors Johannes Weiland and Uwe Heidschoetter, as well as a beautiful gallery of preproduction by the amazing Aurélien Prédal.