Jony Ive, former design director at Apple and a big name in the company’s history, is about to relive his days of partnership with the apple company. This time, the Brit will work as one of the executive producers of the short “The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse”animation by Apple Original Films made in partnership with the BBC.
Based on the illustrated book by writer Charlie Mackesy, released in 2019 and which became a worldwide success, “The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse” will be a handmade animation, which will arrive on the platform in Christmas 2022.
In addition to Ive, the title is also executive produced by Woody Harrelson, directed by Peter Baynton and Charlie Mackesy and produced by none other than JJ Abrams, Cara Speller and Hannah Minghella.
With a simple premise, but full of reflections and aimed at all ages, its plot tells the story of a boy (Jude Coward Nicoll) who is looking for his home. To get there, he has the help of a mole (Tom Hollander), a fox (Idris Elba) and a horse (Gabriel Byrne). Characters that will help you on your journey full of great teachings.
It is worth remembering that this is not the first time that Apple TV+ has taken a risk on the path of animations. In addition to “The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse”the company also became involved with Irish folk production “Wolfwalkers”.
Despite being produced by other studios, it caught the attention of streaming, being released as an Apple TV+ original title and earning two Oscar nominations and five Annie Award statuettes.
Jony Ive’s company provided consultancy to Apple
The saying that the good son returns home seems not to be so wrong.
An iconic figure of the Steve Jobs era, Jony Ive worked at Apple for more than 30 years and, as the company’s head of design, was largely responsible for the final look of iconic products such as the iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and iPod. .
In 2015, under the command of Tim Cook, he began to have a reduced role in operations and, in 2019, he said goodbye to the company for good, in a somewhat conflicted exit.
As soon as he left Apple, Ive began to focus on his own business, taking care of a creative collective in which he shared leadership with Marc Newson, another former employee of the apple company.
At the head of LoveFrom, he closed a consulting agreement, lo and behold, with Apple itself, with whom he worked in collaboration until July of this year, when the companies decided not to renew the contract.
In addition to the LoveFrom and Apple pairing, Jony Ive’s company has also established a long-term partnership with Airbnbin which the Briton was responsible for the redesign of the brand and remains behind projects involving his application.
With information: apple