One of our early commissioned works ‘Straße der Spezialisten’ (Street of Specialists) by Jakob Schuh and Saschka Unseld will be shown for the very first time on tv in the night from 24th to 25th of April at 0.15 am on SWR. It will be part of the event ‘Trickfilm-Festivalnacht im Südwesten’ on occasion of this year’s animation festival in Stuttgart.
Here are two designs our colleague Sebastian Koch made for two ‘Löwenzahn’ shorts. Both films, created by Linus Stetter and Thilo Kienle, are about luck and superstition. They had their premiere beginning of this year. Marcus Schäfer made additional designs.
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!
Here are some impressions of how the character ‘Björn’ from ‘Trolltag’ came to life. Sandra Brandstätter made the design, Klaus Morschheuser created the clay-model and Christian Höhn took care of the shading.
Thanks to the whole team for working with us on the film.
Here are two pictures of one of our current projects. Directed by Johannes Weiland and Klaus Morschheuser, designed by Sandra Brandstätter, the film is about trials and tribulations of a girl, a mountaintop and a lion in a ballet tutu.
It will have its premiere this autumn within the ZDF kids series ‘Siebenstein’.
Both “The Gruffalo’s Child” and Cartoon Network’s “The Amazing Adventures of Gumball” are nominated in the animation category of the 2012 Children’s Baftas. Gumball-creator Ben Bocquelet together with his colleagues James Lamont and Jon Foster are also nominated for their writing work on “Gumball”. We congratulate all the teams and wish the very best for Sunday, Nov 25th!
(colour studies above by Aurélien Predal)
We found the cutest piece of corresponence in the mail today, a handpainted greeting card by the very talented french animator Charlotte Cambon. Thanks so much, Charlotte!
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TOTO HOUSE, directed by Uwe Heidschoetter, won the Jury Special Prize in the Commissioned Films Category at SICAF2012 Animation Film Festival. The film was produced in 2011 and can be seen here.
We’re happy and sad at the same time: After months of building lush, beautiful miniature landscapes, the setbuilding department for the upcoming film “Room on the Broom” has finished their work this past monday. We’d like to congratulate and thank the entire team there for their commitment and their stunning work!
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.
Soi’s shortfilm “Princess’ Painting” will have quite a few screenings at worlwide festivals in the upcoming months.
Don’t miss it if you are planning on going to either one of these events:
* SICAF – July, 20th (Korea) section «TV-Film»
* Anima Mundi – July, 15th – 31st (Brasil)
* Nueva Mirada – September, 1st – 7th (Argentina), section «Sweet Dreams»
* Fantoche – September, 6th – 11th (Switzerland), section «Kinderfilme»
* KROK – September, 24th – October, 3rd (Ukraine)
* Ottawa – September, 21th – 25th (Canada), Television Animation for Children Category
This month “The Gruffalo” won three more awards, all of them in Canada. At the Canadian Film Centre’s Worldwide Shortfilm Festival, the film was given the TELUS Audience Choice Award. At the Toronto International Film Festival for Children and Youth “The Gruffalo” was awarded twice: Audiences declared it Best Short Film and the film also won a Jury Award, again for Best Shortfilm. Thank you very much, Canada!
“Toto House”, our latest, designed and directed by Uwe Heidschoetter can now also be seen in its entirety in the “work” section of our website. Above are some few of the endless poses Uwe drew as preparation for the animators. (click to enlarge)
“Toto House”, a five minute corporate film for japanese manufacturer of fine sanitary ware TOTO, is currently premiering on the web and at ISH ’11, Frankurt. Directed and designed by Soi’s Uwe Heidschoetter, the little film follows the lives of rather recent neighbors Mr. Rabbit and Mrs. Fox and their gentle first encounters. Watch “Toto House” here.