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CT studio bags yet another prestigious international award for animated film

A South African animation short film entitled Stick Man has won the top prize for a TV production at the world animation festival, Annecy.

Triggerfish, a Cape Town-based studio, scooped the Le Cristal award along side co-creators Magic Light Pictures.

This is the biggest accolade yet for the acclaimed short film, which recently won best animation at four prestigious international film and animation festivals.

Triggerfish animation producer Mike Buckland says that the recognition is a huge honour for the team.

It's basically the best prize you can get, short of winning an Oscar in animation.

Mike Buckland, Triggerfish animation producer

Stick Man is a half-hour BBC Christmas special about a happy-go-lucky father’s epic journey to make it home in time for the festive season.

Buckland says that at the heart of the charming story, is a sweet tale about the importance of family.

South African viewers will have to wait until the studio finds a distributor before it comes to local screens.

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