At the 23rd ceremony of the Laurels of Radio and Television that took place on February 12, 2018 at theTheater “Le Palace”, Grizzy and the Lemmings won the prize for the best program in the category Animation.
The reasons why the series won this laurels, summarized by Dominique Poussier, jury member:
“This series of 78 episodes of 7 minutes tells the story of the battle being waged in a Canadian reserve by the bear Grizzy and the Lemmings to live in the Ranger Station while the Park Ranger is away.
If we chose to reward this CGI animated series, it is primarily because it is an original creation.
But in addition, we wanted to honor the high quality of animation, as good as in the best feature films, and reinventing the slapstick genre: the duo formed by Grizzy on one hand and the Lemmings on the other leads the children (and their parents!) in a delirious ans spectacular outbidding of gags, madness, stunts and chases.
We finally reward the richness of the soundtrack and the quality of the music, key element of non verbal comedy.
This French series brings the slapstick genre to its highest level, in terms of animation, writing and directing. ”
(Photo: from left to right after the award ceremony: Bertrand Gatignol, the character designer of the series, Cédric Lachenaud, director, Victor Moulin, director, Clément Girard, director and storyboarder.)