March 12, 2023:

The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse won the Oscar for Best Animated Short Film at the 95th Academy Awards, held at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California

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HOLLYWOOD, CA – MARCH 12: Charlie Mackesy and Matthew Freud accept the award for Animated Short Film at the 95th Academy Awards in the Dolby Theatre on March 12, 2023 in Hollywood, California. (Myung J. Chun / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

February 19, 2023

Apple Original Films’ Academy Award nominee The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse won the BAFTA Award for Best British Short Animation.

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January 24, 2023:

The holiday hit The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse has been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film!

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Status: Released

Directed by Peter Baynton and Charlie Mackesy

Written by Charlie Mackesy, based on his bestselling book of the same name

Produced by NoneMore Productions and Bad Robot

Cast: Voices by Tom Hollander, Idris Elba, Gabriel Byrne and Jude Coward Nicoll

Film began streaming on Apple TV+ on December 25 and BBC premiered the film on BBC One and Player for viewers in the U.K.



A story of kindness, friendship, courage and hope for viewers of all ages in a heartwarming, classically animated film based on Charlie Mackesy’s book, “The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse.” The poignant and heartfelt journey follows the unlikely friendship of a boy, a mole, a fox and a horse traveling together in the boy’s search for home. The film, featuring Mackesy’s distinctive illustrations brought to life in full color with beautiful hand-drawn animation, stars BAFTA Award winner Tom Hollander (“The Night Manager”) as The Mole, Golden Globe and SAG Award winner Idris Elba (“Luther”) as The Fox, Golden Globe Award winner Gabriel Byrne (“All Things Bright and Beautiful”) as The Horse and newcomer Jude Coward Nicoll as The Boy. —From the Apple TV+ Press Release

One Comment

  1. Dora Baralia

    THANKS Stella for all of the news. My work was very difficult this month, but I am ever present at the distance. And ever active and surprising is Our Gabriel. He arrives before the public with emotions and feelings so deep and real. It is lamentable that some people cannot value the depth of his book, his life, sincere and real. I guard his book on my computer like a jewel and read every page, which is full of courage and feelings in each part of his life. Now he looks so tired and thin–I suppose that is logical, with all of his efforts. I wish him all the success forever. THANKS Stella for this video … always expressive and unique in all that he does. The best for you always. I am very grateful for all this news.

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