After the Oscar® success of "The Gruffalo" another childrens book adaptation of the children's book author Julia Donaldson and the illustrator Axel Sheffler was produced by Magic light Pictures in cooperation with Orange Eyes Limited. The Production was made by Studio Soi and had it's premiere on Dec 9th in London, where we contributed skulpting and texturing works on various characteres and props. The Animated Short was showing on Chrismas Eve 2012 on BBC One. Now in 2014 it was as well nominated for the 86th Academy Awards (aka. The Oscars®).


Producer: Michael Pope, Martin Rose
Directors: Max Lang, Jan Lachauer
VFX-Supervisor: Mathias Schreck
Production Company: Magic Light Pictures, Orange Eyes Limited
Exec. Production Company: Studio Soi


  • 86th Academy Award - Oscar®: Best Animated Stort (nominee)
  • Festival d’Animation Annecy: best animation film (winner)
  • Shanghai International TV Festival - Magnolia Award: best animation film (winner)
  • Annie Award: Best Animated Special Production (nominee)



Work Credits


We were responsible for the sculpting and texturing of the caracter:

  • Dog: sculpting
  • Cat: sculpting
  • Dragon: sculpting
  • Bird: sculpting, texturing
  • Tent: sculpting, texturing
  • Magnificent Broom: sculpting, texturing