Apple TV+ Scored The First Academy Award With “The Boy, The Mole, The Fox & The Horse”

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Recently at the 95th Annual Academy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles, the Apple Original film “The Boy, the Mole, the Fox, and the Horse” was rewarded the Oscar for Best Animated Short Film. The film, which glorifies the strength of shared humanity, held acknowledged for its impressive animation and storytelling.

The heartwarming tale tracks the improbable bond between a young lad, a mole, a fox, and a horse. As they embark on a quest to find the boy’s home. The movie, showcasing Mackesy’s unique sketches brought to vivid life with exquisite hand-drawn animations. The Film features Gabriel Byrne who you will witness as the Horse, Tom Hollander will play the role of a Mole, plus Idris Elba as the Fox. Moreover, Jude Coward Nicoll, a debutant, is featured as The Boy.

Furthermore, the Charlie Mackesy movie was made by a team of people including Matthew Freud, Cara Speller, J.J. Abrams, and Hannah Minghella. Besides, Peter Baynton and Mackesy directed the film. Also, Jon Croker assisted in turning the book into a film. The executive producers are Jony Ive and Woody Harrelson, and the music producer for this film is Isobel Waller-Bridge and played by the BBC Concert Orchestra.

Apple TV+ scored the first Academy Award with "The Boy, the Mole, the Fox & the Horse", The Boy, the Mole, the Fox & the Horse book, Apple TV+
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Apple’s heads of Worldwide Video express their gratitude…

Zack Van Amburg expressed his admiration for Charlie and the talented team who brought The Boy, the Mole, the Fox, and the Horse to the screen. He expressed his gratitude to the Academy for recognizing the film’s excellence. He said that the story has touched the hearts of people across the globe, emphasizing the importance of showing compassion, empathy, and kindness, regardless of age or location. Van Amburg extended his congratulations to everyone involved in the project, including teams across the world. He joined them in their celebration of this remarkable achievement.

Additionally, Jamie Erlicht, Apple’s head of Worldwide Video also voiced his thankfulness by saying, We are deeply honored by the Academy’s recognition of the beautifully poignant film, The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse. It illuminates the enchantment of discovering human connection in the most unexpected of places. He further added that the vibrant animation of Charlie’s visually stunning world brings to life the message of the strength that lies within our shared humanity.

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Awards and Acclaim for Short Film Based on Charlie Mackesy’s Book

This short film has gained ample positive reviews and awards. The film is based on a popular book by an author named Charlie Mackesy, who also drew the pictures in the book. The film uses the same style of drawings to create the animation. Further, some critics such as Collider praised the film for its “illustrations into hand-drawn animation” and The Independent about “devotion and hope”. Additionally, this short film has won a BAFTA, four Annie Awards, and an NAACP Image Award. These are all prestigious awards for films and animation.

smash-hit comedy Ted Lasso and the Oscar-winning triumph CODA

In a ground-breaking moment, Apple cracked the glass ceiling of the film industry by clinching three Academy Awards in 2022 for their acclaimed production CODA. Making history as the first-ever streaming service to nab the Best Picture trophy. Apple also excavated up awards for Best Supporting Actor, showering Troy Kotsur with well-deserved recognition. And Best Adapted Screenplay for the incredibly talented Siân Heder. The film’s win was an incredible milestone. As it was the first-ever leading role, predominantly Deaf cast to land the coveted Best Picture title, with Troy Kotsur snagging the crown for the first-ever Deaf male actor to win Best Supporting Actor.

Siân Heder also took home her first-ever Academy Award for her remarkable work in adapting the screenplay. Moreover, Apple’s incredible track record of awards continues to skyrocket, with a staggering 345 wins and 1,421 nominations and counting. This comprises the smash-hit comedy Ted Lasso and the Oscar-winning triumph CODA.

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You can watch the film, The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse on Apple TV+. This Apple TV+ is home to some of the finest drama and comedy series and feature films. And documentaries along with family-friendly entertainment content. Moreover, you can watch all of it on your favorite screens, from your phone to your TV. Apple TV+ launched on November 1, 2019. It made history as the first all-original streaming service to debut worldwide. Since then, it continued to knock it out of the park with amazing content. And award-winning hits that have left other streaming services in the dust.

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