WINNER- CHILDREN'S CHOICE- British Animation Awards
1st PRIZE- Cinemagic Festival
BEST TELEVISION SPECIAL- Annecy International Animated Film Festival, France
WINNER - BEST ANIMATION- Tokyo Kinder Film Festival
From the co-creator of the Oscar-nominated films THE SNOWMAN and FATHER CHRISTMAS, and the celebrated British children's book author Michael Foreman, comes this powerful and moving story for the whole family. WAR GAME is based on a true event from World War I-- a cease-fire soccer game that took place in the trenches between German and British troops on Christmas Day, 1914.
Michael Foreman tackles the complex theme of war with beautiful animation and a touching narrative from the perspective of three English boys who leave their idyllic country lives to fight in the Great War.
WAR GAME has won almost every major animation award, including Best Television Special at the Annecy Animation Festival, the most important and prestigious event in the industry. It has also been shown at World Cup events and broadcast on Channel Four in Britain. The film features music by one of the world's leading film composers, Julian Nott, as well as the voice of Kate Winslet (TITANIC), among others.
Brilliantly illustrated, hauntingly told... the work of a major children's author at his peak. --Daily Telegraph, London
On several levels, a masterpiece. --Times Educational Supplement, London
Heartbreaking... history springs to life. --Publishers Weekly