March 12, 2023
Apple TV+ wins Academy Award for Greatest Animated Quick Movie The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse
Academy of Movement Image Arts and Sciences acknowledges Apple Authentic movie that honors the power of our shared humanity
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA This night, the Academy of Movement Image Arts and Sciences honors Apple Authentic Movie The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse with the Oscar for Greatest Animated Quick Movie, on the ninety fifth Annual Academy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles.
“We’re so pleased with Charlie and the sensible workforce who introduced The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse to the display screen and we sincerely thank the Academy for tonight’s recognition,” mentioned Zack Van Amburg, Apple’s head of Worldwide Video. “This highly effective story has deeply affected audiences around the globe and has proven that it doesn’t matter what age you’re or the place you reside, it’s by no means too late to unfold extra compassion, empathy, and kindness in our every day lives. Congratulations to everybody concerned, together with our groups throughout the globe. We’re all celebrating with you tonight.”
“The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse shines a light-weight on the magic of discovering connection in sudden locations, and we’re honored that the Academy has awarded this fantastically shifting movie tonight,” mentioned Jamie Erlicht, Apple’s head of Worldwide Video. “Bringing Charlie’s visually beautiful world to such vibrant animated life, this quick reinforces the power that may be present in our widespread humanity and we toast the whole artistic workforce on this uplifting cinematic achievement.”
Oscar winner The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse, based mostly on the beloved ebook by Charlie Mackesy, has been hailed as a “deep and beautiful murals” (Collider) “translating the beautiful illustrations into hand-drawn animation” (IndieWire), whereas telling a poignant “story of affection and hope” that’s “half an hour of unmitigated pleasure” (The Unbiased). The acclaimed movie was additionally just lately honored with a BAFTA Movie Award win, 4 Annie Awards together with Greatest Particular Manufacturing, and an NAACP Picture Awards nomination for Excellent Quick Kind (Animated) movie.
Apple made historical past in 2022, touchdown three Academy Awards from the Academy of Movement Image Arts and Sciences for CODA, with the first-ever win by a streamer for Greatest Image, alongside awards for Greatest Supporting Actor for Troy Kotsur, and Greatest Tailored Screenplay for Siân Heder. CODA was additionally the primary movement image starring a predominantly Deaf solid in main roles to win Greatest Image; Troy Kotsur, the primary Deaf male actor to win Greatest Supporting Actor; and writer-director Siân Heder landed her first-ever Academy Award for Greatest Tailored Screenplay.
Up to now, Apple Authentic movies, documentaries, and sequence have earned 345 wins and 1,421 award nominations and counting, together with multi-Emmy Award-winning comedy Ted Lasso and Oscar Greatest Image winner CODA.
The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse
The poignant journey follows the unlikely friendship of a boy, a mole, a fox, and a horse touring collectively within the boy’s seek for dwelling. The movie, that includes Mackesy’s distinctive illustrations delivered to life in full coloration with stunning hand-drawn animation, stars Tom Hollander as The Mole, Idris Elba as The Fox, Gabriel Byrne as The Horse, and newcomer Jude Coward Nicoll as The Boy.
The Charlie Mackesy movie is produced by Matthew Freud, Academy Award nominee Cara Speller (Pear Cider and Cigarettes) of NoneMore Productions, and J.J. Abrams and Hannah Minghella of Dangerous Robotic Productions. Directed by Peter Baynton (The Tiger Who Got here to Tea) and Mackesy, the movie is customized from the unique ebook in collaboration with Jon Croker (Paddington 2). The movie is government produced by Jony Ive and Academy Award nominee Woody Harrelson (Three Billboards Outdoors Ebbing, Missouri). Authentic rating is by composer Isobel Waller-Bridge, carried out by the BBC Live performance Orchestra and carried out by Geoff Alexander. The movie is introduced in partnership with the BBC.
The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse is at the moment streaming on Apple TV+.
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