The Gruffalo's Child 

The Christmas special was Uwe's second collaboration with director Johannes Weiland at Studio Soi. The character design is based on Axel Scheffler's illustrations from the book " The Gruffalo's Child" by Julia Donaldson. Some of the CG characters are a reuse from the film "The Gruffalo", directed by Jakob Schuh and Max Lang. The BAFTA nominated short premiered on BBC One to an audience of over 10 million viewers. 

Awards (selection):

NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN'S FILM FESTIVAL, Audience Award Short Films (Age 3-6), 2012

FESTIVAL D'ANNECY, Best TV Special 2012

FLORIDA FILM FESTIVAL, Best International Short 2012

BRITISH ANIMATION AWARDS, Best Long Form 2012

FESTIVAL OF EUROPEAN ANIMATED FEATURE FILMS AND TV SPECIALS, Best TV Special 2013

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