Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Granny O'Grimm's Sleeping Beauty

Granny O’Grimm’s Sleeping Beauty, a six minute film produced in Ireland, has been nominated for best animated short film in the 2010 Academy Awards. The film, online at www.grannyogrimm.com, tells the story of a seemingly sweet old lady who terrifies her little granddaughter at bedtime with her dark version of the Sleeping Beauty fairytale. Granny O’Grimm started life as a character in Kathleen O’Rourke’s comedy show. Director Nicky Phelan saw Granny O’Grimm’s potential as an animated character and, working with Brown Bag Films, production began in 2008. Kathleen O’Rourke reprised her role to voice the character in the short film.

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