Gruffalo’s Child” up for Rose d’Or world TV award

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Magic Light Pic­tures’ “The Gruffalo’s Child,” a half-hour ani­mated film pro­duced for the British Broad­cast­ing Cor­po­ra­tion, has been nom­i­nated in the Children’s cat­e­gory at the annual Rose d’Or global enter­tain­ment tele­vi­sion festival.

Nom­i­nated for this year’s British Ani­ma­tion Award for Best Long Form, The Gruffalo’s Child is based on the best-selling children’s pic­ture book by author Julia Don­ald­son and illus­tra­tor Axel Scheffler.

One wild and windy night, the Gruffalo’s child ignores her father’s warn­ings and bravely tip­toes out into the snow in search of the Big Bad Mouse. She meets Snake, Owl and Fox but no sign of the fabled Mouse. He doesn’t really exist… or does he?

A com­pan­ion film to 2009’s hugely suc­cess­ful The Gruffalo, the film fea­tures the voices of Helena Bon­ham Carter, Rob Bry­don, Rob­bie Coltrane, James Cor­den, Shirley Hen­der­son, John Hurt and Tom Wilkinson.

Also nom­i­nated in the Children’s cat­e­gory is How to Sur­vive…? (Hoe over­leef ik…?), a Dutch live-action series which incor­po­rates ani­ma­tion. Pro­duced by Lem­ming Film for AVRO, How to Sur­vive…? is based on the epony­mous nov­els of Francine Oomen.

It is all about Rosa van Dijk, who starts her first years in high school with all the fears and prob­lems that go with it.… Rosa never does the things she actu­ally wants to do, which is why she always gets in trou­ble. Dur­ing the episodes, she learns more and more to behave like she really wants to in her busy head. The adven­tures of Rosa and her friends are filmed in a mod­ern way, with the use of ani­ma­tion to show her fan­tasies, and the use of an “inter­nal voice” to give words to her busy busy head…

The 2012 Rose d’Or win­ners will be announced May 10 in Lucerne, Switzerland.

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