Apple TV+ has once again shown that it is a serious player in the world of animation with its recent success at the 2023 Annie Awards. The streaming giant’s holiday animation “The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse” secured an impressive four wins in various categories during the ceremony held last Saturday.
The Annie Awards is an animation-centric event that recognizes the best works of animation from the past year. This year’s event was no exception, and Apple TV+ proved its mettle by walking away with wins in four categories.
“The Boy, the Mole, the Fox, and the Horse” picked up the award for Best Editorial – TV/Media, as well as winning Best Special Production, according to Deadline. It also won Best Character Animation – TV/Media and Best Direction – TV/Media. These wins speak volumes about the quality of the animation, which is based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Charlie Mackesy.
The film tells the story of a boy’s search for a home as he travels with unlikely companions, and it was produced with hand-drawn animation, based on Mackesy’s illustrative style. The animation is a NoneMore and Bad Robot Production for both Apple TV+ and the BBC, with the latter airing the premiere on December 25 in the United Kingdom before a wider Apple TV+ release.
This is not the first time that Apple TV+ has won big at the Annie Awards. In 2021, the streaming service won five categories with “Wolfwalkers”, which is another testament to its commitment to quality animation.
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“The Boy, the Mole, the Fox, and the Horse” is a heartwarming and visually stunning animation that has won the hearts of many viewers. Its success at the Annie Awards is well-deserved, and it cements Apple TV+’s position as a major player in the animation industry. With more great content on the horizon, it’s clear that Apple TV+ is a force to be reckoned with.