The Little Boy and the Beast

A delightful trailer for The Little Boy and the Beast (Der Kleine und das Biest), a six-minute short directed by Johannes Weiland and Uwe Heidschöetter at Studio Soi. Looks like it could be CG, though a lot of drawing went into its making too. It was made for German children’s TV channel KI.KA, where it debuted last November, and will hopefully be making the festival rounds soon for the rest of us.


  • Mitch Kennedy

    Wow! Look at what cg CAN DO!

  • Rufus

    Looks grand. Can’t wait to see it.

  • http://aalong64.blogspot.com Aaron L

    It looks pretty good, but am I the only one who thinks it’s weird and unnecessary to make a trailer for a short? Did it just become common recently?

  • http://leestilldraws.blogspot.com/ Lee

    I don’t mind it really Aaron, just whetting the appetite

  • http://www.mattmurrayanimation.com Matt

    great to see new stuff like this

  • http://www.studioaka.co.uk Philip

    This is a really charming film with a sensitive & thoughtful story that deserves a much wider audience. Great to see Studio Soi’s Johannes Weiland & Uwe Heidscotter get some exposure for their terrific work.

  • J

    Studio Soi always make really cool stuff – I saw their animated version of ‘The Gruffalo’ over christmas and absolutely loved it.

    BBC One Trailer:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yq1ddK-Rlng

  • http://www.mattmos.com Matt Morris

    I love the look of this short. Great work from Soi yet again. Can’t wait to see the full film!

  • Ariel

    Is this supposed to be the “Gruffalo”?

    Nice marriage of 2D and 3D. Should be a festival hit.

  • http://www.illuster.be Marijke Smets

    A very moving shortfilm, that made me cry!
    Screened at at the International Animationfilm Festival in Annecy, this week. Glad to see it win the Award for best TV production.