Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Paul & the Dragon coloring pages

To conclude this crazy year, here are a couple of Paul and the Dragon coloring pages for the kids and a crossword puzzle (in Dutch of course) :

More coloring pages will follow in the new year!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Little Quentin Sneak Preview

About 2 weeks ago our new animated short 'Little Quentin' had its festive sneak preview first screening for friends, family and collegues in filmtheatre 't Hoogt.
'Little Quentin' was shown together in an action packed double bill presentation with the animated short film 'Pivot', also produced by il Luster films. It was really fantastic and we wanna thank everyone that came to our little party!
Check out some photos below:

Friday, December 18, 2009

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

I heard the news today, oh boy...

Well actually yesterday. RTL news came to take a look in our studio for a small item about the Holland Animation Festival and Dutch animation.

Click on the image below to watch the item (we come in at 0:50):

Anikey @ HAFF 2009

Tomorrow the Holland Animation Festival 2009 starts and our film 'Paul and the Dragon' will feature in 2 competitions; the competition Commissioned films 1 and the competition Dutch Animation Audience Award 3.
If you want to catch the film, it will be shown in different theatres every day of the festival:
5 november, competition commissioned films, 14:30 in Kikker
6 november, competition Dutch Animation Audience Award, 20:30 in Movies 1
7 november, competition Dutch Animation Audience Award, 14:30 in Movies 2
8 november, competition commissioned films, 14:30 in Hoogt 2

We are the children...

While this picture may look like we recorded a Christmas single to raise money for a good cause this Monday, we actually had a lot of fun recording some temporary scratch voice acting at Bob Kommer for the feature film we're currently setting up.

il Luster & Anikey in the press

This weeks VPRO TV guide brings an interview (in Dutch of course) with our producer Michiel Snijders from il Luster with some nice pictures and info on films produced by il Luster, including Paul and the Dragon. Then there's also a nice small article about Anikey in business magazine ZJournaal:

Cinekid 2009

We had a great screening and a nice short Q&A of Paul and the Dragon at Cinekid. Afterwards we got a nice Cinekid Certificate and a pile of chocolate.

Friday, October 23, 2009

That's a wrap!

Yesterday we wrapped up the final audio mix for Little Quentin at Bob Kommer Studios. Now it's ready to go on film! Couple of weeks ago we already did a little test at Cineco, it looked great and so we got our very first filmroll! Bonus: the final final poster of the film:

Anima Mundi award

The beautiful Anima Mundi award from Rio de Janeiro! The character even walks when you pull the small lever on the globe. Obrigado, Brasil!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Festivals update!

Paul and the Dragon will be shown at quite a few festivals in Holland the upcoming months.
First, we have the KLIK animation festival in Amsterdam. This Saturday the film will play in the Hollandse Nieuwe (Fresh animation from the Netherlands) shows at 14:00 in De Balie Small and on Sunday at 16:30 at the Kriterion.

Later this month the film will play at the Dutch Film Festival in Utrecht. It will play on Friday the 25th of September at Hoogt 2 at 14:00 and on Wednesday the 30th of September at Hoogt 3 at 22:15.

Then in October, the film will play at the Cinekid festival in Amsterdam, on Friday the 23rd at Ketelhuis 1 at 14:00.

Finally the film will play at the Holland Animation Film Festival (HAFF) in Utrecht. It will enter the commissioned shorts competition and the audience award for Dutch animation.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Little Quentin poster

The official film poster for our new short film 'Little Quentin'. Voila.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Sweet Sounds!

Here are some photos taken at the Bob Kommer Sound Studios where we recorded the sound effects for our new animated short, 'Little Quentin':

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Paul & The Dragon wins Brazil

Paul & The Dragon did well at the Anima Mundi festival in Brazil
We won 1st prize for Best Short for Children in Rio de Janeiro.
Click HERE to see a list of all the winners:

We also came in 2nd at the festival in Sao Paulo.
A big shout out and thank you to all the local Brazilian people who voted for the film.
Hope to be there in Rio next year!

Friday, July 17, 2009

'Paul & the Dragon' wins Divercine!

Last week Paul & the Dragon won the price for 'Best Animated Film' in Montevideo, Uruguay, at the the 18th International Uruguayan Film Festival for Children and Teen-agers, DIVERCINE. The film also got a Special Mention on the festival. Excellent!
This is what the jury had to say about it:
"Por el excelente guión que, sin diálogos, logra transmitir lúdicamente la visión y las emociones de un niño ante el diagnóstico de cáncer en su cuerpo. Logra encontrar humor donde habitualmente sólo hay drama y logra encontrar vida donde se cree que solo hay muerte"
Roughly translated by Google:
"Its excellent script, without any dialogue, manages to convey the vision and playful emotions of a child before the diagnosis of cancer in his body. It finds humor where there is usually only tragedy and finds life where it is believed that there is only death"

Interview Digital Movie Magazine

A couple of weeks ago we got interviewed by Digital Movie Magazine. Here's the result with a whoppin' four pages interview (in dutch) full of 'Paul and the Dragon' goodness:

Friday, July 3, 2009

'Floyd'...falling soon!

This week we got the most excellent news that the National Film Fund has granted us financial support for the pre-production of our new animated shortfilm
'Fallin' Floyd'.
This means after wrapping up 'Little Quentin' this summer, we can start the pre-production of two new film projects: a short and a feature film. Excellent.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

The End is Nigh

As we are slowly approaching the final scenes, here are a couple of stills from our upcoming new animated short film noir 'Little Quentin'.

Paul travels to South America

Even more festival news: Paul and the Dragon will be playing at the 18th International Uruguayan Film Festival for Children and Teen-agers, DIVERCINE 2009, held in Montevideo, Uruguay, between the 29th June and the 12th July 2009.
'Paul y el dragón' will be playing there on Saturday the 4th and Friday the 10th of July in the Sala Zitarrosa theatre. After Divercine, the film will be playing at different festivals in South America.
Below you can see the shiny Hermína Týrlová Award, we won at the Zlin festival in Czech Republic. It's sorta looks like a magic crystal ball, except you can't predict the future with it, but when you place it in the bowl, you can spin it around and it keeps spinning for a real long time, which is awesome.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Paul & the Dragon wins Zlin!

This Saturday our film, Paul & the Dragon, has won another prize; the excellent Hermina Tyrlov Award (Award for Young Artists aged fewer than 35) at the 49th Zlin international Film Festival for Children and Youth!

For Dutch visitors, read all about it on Dutch news sites: and

*UPDATE*: Click HERE for another nice Dutch review of the film by filmsite Movie2Movie. Four out of five stars.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

P&D screening @ Warner Bros.

Bob Beresh was kind enough to organize a screening of 'Paul and the Dragon' at the Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank on Friday, the 12th of June at 7:00pm.
If you're in the neighborhood, we hope you'll be able to make it to the screening.
If you plan to attend, please RSVP to with the names of all guests. Bob made this nice official invitation for the screening:

Thursday, May 21, 2009

P&D mini international website

Better late than never: here's the international website for 'Paul and the Dragon'. It's basically a mini version of the Dutch version with all the basic information about the film, plus the trailer available in glorious HD!
In other news, the film got selected for the Anima Mundi Festival 2009 in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paolo, Brazil! Excellent!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Stuttgart Animation festival

Here's a small impression of the 16th Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film.
We had a couple of very successful screenings of 'Paul & the Dragon', had too many bratwurst and got into a couple of nasty fights with some Dreamworks characters:

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Fallin' Floyd, part II

More early designs for Floyd! Still trying to find a nice mix in cut-out shapes and hand drawn animation.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

P&D wins @ Ranimatie!

Yesterday Paul & the Dragon won the Animation for Kids price
at the Ranimatie festival in Rotterdam!
Special thanks to the jury and organization of Ranimatie!
We are now the proud owners of this most excellent lamp: