"Haracters go to the movies" - a commercial for RealD created entirely in the Human Ark animation studio was given The Best 3D Commercial Award at the 3D Film Festival in Los Angeles!
The movie was directed by the WAWPOL directors team (Kamil Polak and Wojtek Wawszczyk).
After another screening in US, at the Chicago Internation Film Festival, I found this terrific review of GEORGE THE HEDGEHOG - you can read it HERE.
Finally! George the Hedgehog appeared in stores in three versions: the regular 1-disc version, the collectors 2-dvd edition and Bluray version (consisting of 2 discs as well). The movie is avalilable with English subtitles. The limited collectors edition was additionally packed with over 120 minutes of extras including my older short films: "Headless", "Mouse" and "Penguin".
"The Lost Town of Switez" directed by Kamil Polak and animation supervised by me got the main prize for the first film at the Annecy festival and was awarded with the main prize at the Palm Springs festival.
"George the Hedgehog" was screened at the East of the West competition in Karlovy Vary - it was one of only two Polish films accepted for the festival's competition! The UK premiere of "George" is planned during the LIAF. I'll be there.
T.Leśniak, W.Wawszczyk, J.Tarkowski, R.Skarżycki at the premiere of "George"
Behind the scenes of one of the most popular Polish commercial. The ad was produced by Human Ark studio from Warsaw. I supervised the character animation process.
Kamil Polak's short film "The Lost Town of Switez" that I supervised animation for, has been recently awarded "Silver Hobby-horse" prize at Cracow film festival and currently is being screened at the Annecy Festival in France.
An excerpt from the movie:
"George the Hedgehog" is being currently screened in all big Polish theaters! Reviews are fantastic, however lots of viewers seemes to be offended by the film - well, the movie wasn't meant to please all people.
In the meantime take a look at the third commercial starring popular Heart and Brain. I supervised animation on this one as well. Again, the commercial was produced in Human Ark Studio.
Here comes a new commercial with popular tv characters Heart and Brain, directed and animation supervised by me and Kamil Polak at Human Ark Studio.
Finally... "George the Hedgehog" was given an official premiere date: March,11th 2011! Soon we're releasing a new (final) trailer of the movie and after that a new comic book, a music video, toys and other surprises! Stay tuned!
The online cultural magazine Dwutygodnik published an interview with me about the production of Jez Jerzy (George the Hedgehog) – what are the similarities and differences between a graphic novel and an animated movie (in Polish).