The boy, the mole, the fox and the horse, directed by Charlie Mackesy and Peter Baynton is an Oscar nominated short film. Our teams were able to see it on the big screen and ask questions to Charlie Mackesy and the film’s producer, Cara Speller.
We learned how the characters were invented and developed, what Charlie Mackesy’s vision was and how hundreds of artists based all over the world were involved in the making.
The film, featuring Mackesy’s distinctive illustrations brought to life in full color with beautiful hand-drawn animation, stars Tom Hollander (Pride and Prejudice, White Lotus, The Night Manager) as The Mole, Idris Elba (Thor series, Beasts of No Nation, Luther) as The Fox, Gabriel Byrne (In Treatment, All Things Bright and Beautiful) as The Horse, and newcomer Jude Coward Nicoll as The Boy.
A story of kindness, friendship, courage and hope for viewers of all ages in a heart-warming, classically animated film based on Charlie Mackesy’s book, The Boy, the Mole, the Fox, and the Horse is a poignant and heartfelt journey that follows the unlikely friendship of a boy, a mole, a fox and a horse traveling together in the boy’s search for home.
A big thank you to Fumi Kitahara, Charlie Mackesy and Cara Speller for coming to our studio, spending time with us and answering our questions!
Watch the whole movie here.