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CHICAGO, TEHRAN, TOKYO

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’.

‘NEAREST AND DEAREST’ ABROAD

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!

GUMBALL II GOES BAFTA

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.

SCHRECKEN IN STUTTGART

Photo by ITFS

The Trickfilmfestival in Stuttgart ended with a very nice surprise. Our short film “Schrecken ohne Ende” was awarded in the category Tricks for Kids. Congratulations to the directors Max Stöhr and Michael Sieber as well as the whole team. For a complete list of the credits go to Soi’s website and click on the very first picture in our work-section.

If you haven’t seen it yet, you can watch the complete film online on the ZDF’s website.

GUMBALL WINS BAFTA N° 3 AND N°4!


After winning two Children’s Baftas in 2011,  last night Ben Bocquelet and “The amazingly goodlooking Team of Gumball” graciously accepted yet another two golden masks  for their genius and hard work, again in both nominated categories, “Writing” and “Animation”. We congratulate Ben, Mic, Aurelie, Joanna, Daniel and their whole amazing crew, well deserved everyone, we raise our glasses!

A SHINY LOLA “PRINCESS & DRAGON”!

Our shortfilm “Die Prinzessin, der Prinz und der Drache mit den grünen Augen” was a awarded with the 2012 “Deutscher Kurzfilmpreis” (~best german short 2012). The film was directed by Jakob Schuh and Bin Han-To and produced at our Berlin studio. We’d like to thank the jury for their kind words, we’re very honored, and we’d once more like to thank the film’s lovely team for their commitment and hard work! Thanks so much.

GUMBALL AND GRUFFALO’S CHILD NOMINATED FOR CHILDREN’S BAFTA

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)

“PRINCESS & DRAGON” NOMINATED FOR DEUTSCHER KURZFILMPREIS 2012

Our shortfilm “Princess & Dragon”, directed by Jakob Schuh and Bin-Han To is currently nominated for the “Deutscher Kurzfilmpreis” (~best German short 2012).  We’re very happy and would like to use the opportunity to once again thank the wonderful french/bavarian team on this one: Best of luck at the awards next monday.
(above: modelsheet “prince” j.schuh)

“PETIT GRUFFALO” AWARDED IN ANNECY

Last weekend, “The Gruffalo’s Child” was awarded the crystal for “Best TV Special” at the Festival International du Film d’Animation d’Annecy. Above you can see animators Max Stöhr and Tobias von Burkersroda shortly after accepting the award. We’d like to thank the entire team for their fantastic work!

GRUFFALO’S CHILD WINS BAA AMONGST FRIENDS

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!

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A LONG OVERDUE UPDATE ON STUDIO AKA’s beautiful “A MORNING STROLL”.

This is Sue Goffe and Grant Orchard. They hold a BAFTA! They won it a week ago for their beautiful  “A Morning Stroll”.  We send our very belated, hearty Congratulations to these two and all their colleagues  at studio aka. Well done, well deserved! Everyone here at studio soi has their fingers crossed for coming sunday!

For more, do watch them looking dapper at the BAFTAS here and follow their BBC Oscar-diary here. Also, there’s an interesting interview with Grant over at Cartoon Brew.

GUMBALL WINS ANNIE AWARD

Last weekend in LA, “The Amazing World of Gumball”, nominated in four categories, took home a prestigious Annie Award as ” Best Animated Television Production”. Congratulations to Ben Bocquelet, Mic Graves (pictured* above with the amazing Logan Grove, voice of Gumball) and the entire Gumball crew. We’re proud and happy to be allowed to contribute!

(*Thx to Jamie Kezlarian Bolio for the photo.)