Awards, festivals and theatrical releases for Lighthouse Studios

It’s been an eventful Q2 at Lighthouse Studios what with festivals, awards and cinematic debuts. El Deafo, the three-part mini-series which Lighthouse produced for partners Apple TV+, was awarded the highly coveted theme prize at this year’s Prix Jeunesse in Munich in the same week the first episode screened at Annecy as part of the Official Selection 2022. The dust was no sooner settled on the trophy than El Deafo was nominated for two more awards: the Television Critics Association award for Outstanding Achievement in Youth Programming and the Humanitas award for Children’s Teleplay. Go El Deafo! 

The Cuphead Show episode, Ghosts Ain’t Real, animated at Lighthouse Studios for Netflix, also formed part of the Official Selection at Annecy this year and was screened in the Pathe cinema. Meanwhile, the big screen debut of Bob Belcher and family really got the critics talking! Animated in part by the talented team at Lighthouse Studios for Bento Box Entertainment, The Bob’s Burgers Movie hit screens across the globe on the 27th of May and has since garnered much admiration from critics and fans alike, currently holding an 87% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Meanwhile, director Bernard Derriman, who visited Lighthouse back in 2019, was full of praises for the team at Lighthouse, calling them “just really talented animators”. Awh, shucks!  

Photo by Mark Gilleece

All three productions and Little Ellen were celebrated by the team at Lighthouse at a mega wrap party earlier on in the quarter – the first proper in-person party held by the studio since 2020. With signature cocktails, finger food and ska music, the party was the perfect excuse for the production teams to get together, kick back, and relax after all their incredible work.