Granny O’Grimm’s Sleeping Beauty
Short Films


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Granny O'Grimm, a seemingly sweet old lady, terrifies her little granddaughter at bedtime with her version of the Sleeping Beauty fairytale. In Granny’s retelling, the Elderly Fairy exacts her revenge on a society obsessed with youth and beauty when she is not invited to Beauty’s christening.

Granny O’Grimm’s Sleeping Beauty received an Oscar® nomination for Best Animated Short Film at the 2010 Academy Awards®.

Galway Film Fleadh, IRL – Winner Best Animated Short
Palm Springs, LA – Runner up, Audience Choice Award
Denver Starz, U.S. – Winner, People’s Choice Award
Dam Short Film Fest, U.S. – Runner-up, Audience Award
Irish Film & TV awards, IRL – Winner Best Animation
Omaha Film Festival, U.S. – Best Animated Short, Audience award
Heart of Gold, AUS – Winner, Best Comedy
Cinegael Montreal - Winner, Audience Award, Best Short
Newport Beach - Winner, Outstanding Achievement in Short Films
Chicago Irish Film Festival, US - Audience Award, Best Short (2nd Place)
Cinegael Montreal, CAN - Audience Award, Best Short
Cineanima Short Film Festival, POR -  Special Mention, Best Short Film
Academy Awards®, USA - Best Animated Short Film nomination
Cartoons on the Bay, IT - Best Short Animation & Best Animated Character
Digital Media Awards, IRE - Best Animation

Directed by Nicky Phelan
Written & Performed by Kathleen O’Rourke
Produced by Darragh O’Connell
Concept by Kathleen O’Rourke and John Walsh
Music by Gregory Magee
Duration: 6 min
Year of Production:  2008
Commissioned by: IFB, RTE & the Arts Council