‘The Boy, the Mole, the Fox, and the Horse’ acquired by Apple TV+

Apple TV+ has landed the short film ‘The Boy, the Mole, the Fox, and the Horse’, which is based on the award-winning book of the same name by Charlie Mackesy.

The voice cast includes Tom Hollander as The Mole, Idris Elba as The Fox, Gabriel Byrne as The Horse, and Jude Coward Nicoll as The Boy.

The official synopsis reads: “The poignant and heartfelt journey follows the unlikely friendship of a boy, a mole, a fox and a horse travelling together in the boy’s search for home.”

Talking about the short film, Machesy said: “The journey of making the film of ‘The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse’ with my incredibly gifted animation team has been a magical one.

“I never dreamt it would happen — but it’s so moving to think the story will be watched at Christmas. I really hope it brings a bit of joy, laughter and comfort.”

Directed by Peter Baynton and produced by Cara Speller of NoneMore Productions, and J.J. Abrams and Hannah Minghella of Bad Robot Productions, the film is presented along with BBC, which will air it in the UK.

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