Gumball and Gruffalo’s Child both nominated for a Children’s Bafta.

October 25th, 2012

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

October 24th, 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)

in the mail…

October 8th, 2012

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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The Princess says “Merci Beaucoup”

October 14th, 2011

Production has finished on Soi’s latest short for ZDF’s “Siebenstein” last week. In an amazing six weeks the lovely Adeline Grange, Benoit Tranchet, Bong Nguyen and Florian Parrot did a wonderful job bringing to life an emancipatory tale about a princess, her husband, and a dragon with a plan. The directors Jakob Schuh & Bin-Han To and all of studio soi would like to thank the entire team!

Miss Fox of Toto House.

March 23rd, 2011

“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)

The final Grüffeloadventskalendercountdown: Merry Christmas, everyone!

December 24th, 2010

Today, Dec 24th, at 10.40 am on ZDF: “The Gruffalo / Der Grüffelo” with Heike Makatsch, Christian Ulmen, Otto Sander, Edgar Selge and Gerd Voss! Happy Holidays / Frohe Weihnachten to you, from all of us here at studio soi !

Above, another interesting comparison between storyboards and final film, this time from the dramatic first encounter between the Mouse and his imaginary friend (spoiler alert). Below, because it’s christmas, an extra helping of Neil Ross‘ fantastic colourwork for the Lake (top and middle) and the Snake Sequence (bottom).