Revolting Rhymes won Best Animation at the BAFTA Children’s Awards held
on 26 November, beating off strong competition from The Amazing World of
Gumball, Shaun the Sheep and We’re Going On A Bear Hunt.
Produced by Magic Light Pictures, Revolting Rhymes was animated at Magic
Light’s Berlin studio and Cape Town’s Triggerfish.
“It’s an amazing honour to win at Britain’s most prestigious awards,’ says Triggerfish
CEO Stuart Forrest. “We’re so proud of the team. This was the second year in a row
that we’ve been nominated for our work with Magic Light, so winning is further proof
that Africa is producing some of the best animation in the world.’
Revolting Rhymes is also nominated for three European Animation Awards on
8 December 2017 and Best Animation at the International Emmy Kids Awards, which
will be presented in April 2018. The two-part special has already won the Cristal for
Best TV Production at Annecy in France, the world’s premiere animation festival; Best
Animated Short at TIFF Kids; Best Animation at the World Banff Media Festival in
Canada; Best Storytelling at Shanghai International Film and TV Festival in China; and
the Children’s Jury prize at the Chicago International Children’s Film Festival.
Directed by Jakob Schuh (The Gruffalo) and Jan Lachauer (Room on the
Broom) and co-directed by Bin Han To, Revolting Rhymes is an adaptation of
Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake’s classic book of surprising fairytales. It’s voiced by a
stellar cast that includes Dominic West (The Affair) as The Wolf; Rose Leslie
(Game of Thrones) as Red Riding Hood; and Gemma Chan (Humans)
as Snow White.
Magic Light Pictures’ third collaboration with Triggerfish, The Highway Rat, is
coming to BBC One this Christmas.
Watch the Revolting Rhymes trailer: