The animated movie Sheep and Wolves produced by Wizart Animation received the Best Animation Award at the Golden Unicorn Awards festival.
“The international jury chose the animated movie by Wizart Animation as an absolute winner,” noted Vladimir Nikolaev, the producer of the studio. “This victory is another proof that the quality of our movies is really high, and the positive reaction of the audience motivates us to create even more interesting, cheerful and colorful stories.”
The movie festival was held as a part of the cross-national UK-Russia Year of Language and Literature. The British were shown 25 fiction and documentary films as well as a separate set of short movies. The new festival was supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation and the British Council.
The Russian premiere of the animated movie “Sheep and Wolves” took place in April 2016. At the same time the wolf Grey’s adventures story was also shown in the Baltic States, Romania, Mongolia and Turkey. In the summer, the movie was released in over 40 countries, including Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Montenegro, Kosovo, and Albania. The movie became one of the top three box office movies in Bulgaria. Currently the animated movie is being screened in the cinemas of Poland and Italy. In 2017 the wolf Grey’s story will also be shown to the audiences of three Latin American countries – Columbia, Bolivia and Ecuador – as well as in Germany and Portugal.
In July 2016 the animated movie won the Grand Prix at the Seoul Guro Film Festival in Korea. The movie beat the other participating movies from six countries. At the beginning of October, the movie received a special prize at the American festival. Аnimated movie has received a prestigious award Lahore International Children's Film Festival.