We will be at the Annecy Festival this year from Tuesday, 13th of June to Thursday. The feature film ‘La Sirène’ that we worked on will be shown as part of the long film competition. We are also currently recruiting for upcoming projects. Opportunities will become available in a variety of departments, including layout, digital 2D animation and clean up, 3D modeling and animation, compositing, pipeline, rigging and production. So if you are interested and would like to meet up at Annecy for a short chat, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org (please include Annecy in the subject line).
Last year we got the opportunity again to work with the characters that influenced our work life for more than 10 years. Cartoon Network asked us to work on brand new animation for a “The Amazing World of Gumball” clipshow. It was a pleasure to once again work with members of the original team! The Gumball chronicles are available on youtube now
We are looking back upon a full week dedicated to the animated films at this year’s Festival of Animated Film in Stuttgart (ITFS). Besides the festival premiere of ‘Trude’s Tier’ (‘Trude’s Flatmate’) and several screenings of ‘Trolltag’ (‘The Troll Trap’), ‘The Amazing World of Gumball’ has been awarded with a Screenplay Trickstar for Best Children’s Animated Series. Klaus Morschheuser and Mathias Schreck attend the ceremony on behalf of Cartoon Network Europe. The Jury’s explanation: ‘We chose this film because of its highly original visual style, its whacky, energetic comedic timing and its heart-warming story that appeals to both kids and adults. Well done!’
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.
The 2D team will join us for the third season of ‘The Amazing World Of Gumball’ very soon. They will be followed by the rendering and compositing team later on. Many artists from last year will return, but there are also a bunch of new people coming to Ludwigsburg for the first time. While the veterans may remember people and events on this picture, the new guys can get a feeling for what the studio is like. We are eagerly awaiting your arrival. Group hug!
Our latest short film “Schrecken ohne Ende” as well as the Gumball episode “The Job” will be screened at this year’s ITFS on Sunday, 28th of April, 2:00 pm at the Metropol. In the same screening last year’s BBC 1 Christmas special “Room on the Broom” will be shown for the first time in Germany.
Also, there is the chance to watch “Der Kleine und das Biest” on April, 27th at 9:00 pm at the special jubilee screening “20 Festival – 20 Filme”. Furthermore you will have the chance to watch “The Gruffalo’s Child” in the open on Thursday 25th at 3:00 pm on Schlossplatz.
Finally, two of our co-founders, Saschka Unseld and Jakob Schuh, will give an insight on their work on April, 26th. At 2:00 pm Saschka will present Pixar’s most recent short film “The Blue Umbrella” at the König-Karl-Halle as part of the FMX. Jakob will talk about the work on his movies at 8:00 pm at the Metropol.
Shortly after the start of this year’s ITFS, we have a little update on our blog posting. The short films ‘Schrecken ohne Ende’ and ‘Room on the Broom’ will be screened on Sunday, 28th at 4 pm at the Mercedes-Benz Museum. ‘The Job’ will be shown at 2:30 pm at Metropol.
Besides that you can also watch ‘Schrecken ohne Ende’ on April, 27th at 3 pm at Gloria and on April, 28th at 4 pm at the Mercedes-Benz Museum.
Saschka will also give an insight of his work on ‘The Blue Umbrella’ as part of the Pixar studio presentation on the ITFS at Gloria at 5 pm on April, 27th.
For the second time, “The Amazing World of Gumball” is nominated for an Annie Award this year. The episode “The Job” is up for “Best Television Production for Children” and all of us here at Soi are keeping our fingers crossed for February 2nd, 2013.
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!
Good News: Starting Sept. 1st, “The Amazing World of Gumball” will finally wreak its special brand of havoc on german television. After winning awards in Annecy, at the B.A.A’s., the PRIX JEUNESSE, the BAFTAS and the ANNIES, the adventures of everyone’s favourite blue cat, walking goldfish, horned peanut, bully T-Rex, furry slug etc. etc. will be airing on German broadcaster KIKA every saturday at 12.10 noon. We’re huge fanboys and proud to see some of our efforts come home! If you haven’t seen it yet, sit down!
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!
We’re happy to announce that work has started on “The Amazing World of Gumball’s” second season, a collaboration between Cartoon Network Europe and us. Studio Soi, Ludwigsburg is still hiring rendering specialists as well as compositers. Production has started beginning of this year and will last until end of October 2012. If you are interested, please contact us at: contact[at]studiosoi.de
On the happy occasion of the recent BAFTA-win of “The Amazing world of Gumball” we thought we’d share with you the show’s opening titles, codirected by show-creator Ben Bocquelet and Soi’s Jakob Schuh. Having been involved in many aspects of the production since its earliest days, we felt particularly honored to be entrusted with this special little ingredient to “The Amazing World of Gumball”.
A sidenote on our own behalf: Work on the second season of “Gumball” will be starting soon, a collaboration between Cartoon Network Europe and us. Studio Soi, Ludwigsburg is currently recruiting flash animators / inbetweeners, who would like to join our team for this. The work on inbetweens is scheduled to start beginning of January 2012 and will last until end of October 2012. If you are interested, please contact our producer