Young Prince Ivandoe of the forest and his buffoonish adventures has caught the eye of the British Academy. The animation series is nominated for Best International Animation at this year's Children’s Awards, BAFTA’s annual ceremony celebrating the best in global children’s media, while the interactive web game launched with the series is nominated in the Digital category.
Later in November, another prestigious prize event added four nominations to the series, more precisely to the episode entitled 'The Prince and the Pretty Poodle'. The annual Emilie Awards, running for the second time in celebration of European animation, named 'Prince Ivandoe' a candidate, in the TV/Broadcast section, for Best Direction, Best Storyboard, Best Character Animation and Best Background & Character Design.
First Danish title for Cartoon Network
Over the series’ ten three-minute episodes, we follow Prince Ivandoe on a quest for the magical Golden Feather of the fearsome Eagle King. Accompanied by his squire Bert, Ivandoe embarks on an adventure through the forest, discovering an array of peculiar creatures along the way.
Danish animators Christian Bøving-Andersen and Eva Lee Wallberg, both graduates from the Animation Workshop in Viborg, created 'Prince Ivandoe', which is produced by Charlotte de La Gournerie and Petter Lindblad for Copenhagen-based Sun Creature Studio. The short series is the first original Danish title made for Cartoon Network. The Danish Film Institute's Public Service Fund, supporting fiction and documentary for broadcast, backed the production of the series which first premiered in November 2017.
More Danish Emile nominees
Four other Danish animation films made it to the nominations list at the Emile Awards. 'The Incredible Story of the Giant Pear' by Philip Einstein Lipski, Jørgen Lerdam and Amalie Næsby Fick received two nominations – while 'Vitello Gets a Yucky Girlfriend' by Dorte Bengtson, 'A Most Precise and Nuanced Look into the Life of the Man, Legend and Visionary – Martin Luther' by Magnus Igland Møller, 'Rita and Krokodille – Blueberries' by Siri Melchior and finally 'Lystfiskeren' by Sara Aunbirk each received one nomination.
Danish producers are also on board two Emile nominated co-productions, ' Luis & the Aliens' (A. Film) and 'Egg' (Latelove Production).
The British Academy Children's Awards takes place in London on 25 November and the Emile Awards in Lille on 8 December.