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Scene from THE LITTLE BOY AND THE BEAST (photo © Studio Soi Ludwigsburg)

When your mother has turned into a beast, a lot of things change...

Johannes Weiland studied Animation at the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg where he now also instructs Animation classes. During his studies, he directed the animated short HESSI JAMES (2000), which was nominated for a Student Academy Award. His other short films are: ANNIE & BOO (2003), OLIS CHANCE (2006), DATENÜBERTRAGUNG (2008) and DER KLEINE UND DAS BIEST (2009).

Uwe Heidschoetter studied Animation at the Lycèe technique des Arts et Métiers in Luxembourg. He is an animation artist with the main focus on character design. THE LITTLE BOY AND THE BEAST marks his directorial debut.
Genre Comedy, Animation, Drama
Category Short
Year of Production 2009
Directors Johannes Weiland, Uwe Heidschoetter
Screenplay Marcus Sauermann
Andy Groll
Animation Philip Rudolph, Johannes Schiehsl, Hugo Hernandez
Producer Carsten Bunte
Voice Ruben Schaller
Production Company Studio Soi/Ludwigsburg for ZDF
Length 7 min
Format color
Original Version
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Stereo
Festivals Prix Jeunesse 2010, Cartoons on the Bay 2010, Annecy 2010, Ars Electronica 2010, Golden Sparrow 2010, Shanghai TV Festival 2010, CIAK 2010, Banff 2010, Animafest 2010, Hiroshima 2010, Lahore International Children's Film Festival 2010, Mundos Digitales 2010, SICAF 2010, Anima Mundi 2010, LUCAS Frankfurt 2010, IndieLisboa 2010, Lille 2010, Animabisauri 2010, ITF Stuttgart 2010, Oberhausen 2010, Giffoni 2010, Chicago Children's Film Festival 2010, Encounters Bristol 2010, ViewFinders Halifax 2011, Aspen 2011, Seoul International Cartoon & Animation Festival 2011, Encounters Bristol 2011, Uppsala 2011
Awards Prix Jeunesse 2010, Pulcinella Award 2010, Best TV Production Annecy 2010, Honorary Mention Ars Electronica 2010, Best Screenplay Golden Sparrow 2010, Golden Magnolia Award Shanghai 2010, Main Prize CIAK 2010, Honorable Mention Oberhausen 2010, 1st Prize Adult Jury Animated TV Production Chicago 2010, Animated Encounters Grand Prix & Filmclub Young People's Jury Award Bristol 2010, Grand Prize - Professional Short Seoul 2011, Cartoon d'Or 2001 (Best European Animated Short)

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