ZOG :: A Magic Light Pictures short film, animated by Triggerfish


Zog is the keenest but clumsiest pupil in his class at Dragon School, where he longs to win a gold star as he learns how to fly, roar and breathe fire. He keeps meeting a kindly young girl, who patches up his bumps and bruises, but can she help him with his trickiest school assignment yet: capturing a princess?

Zog is based on Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s much loved 2010 picture book, which has sold over 1.5 million copies, won the Galaxy National Children’s Book of the Year Award in the UK, and cracked BookTrust’s list of ‘10 Of The Best Feminist Books For Children.’

Zog was co-directed by South African Daniel Snaddon (Stick Man) and two-time Oscar nominee Max Lang (The Gruffalo and Room On The Broom), The 27-minute short film was animated in Cape Town by Triggerfish for Magic Light Pictures and BBC One.


:: Best Kids Animation nominee, International Emmys, 2020
:: Best One-off, Special or TV Movie nominee, Kidscreen, 2020
:: Best Special Production and Best Storyboarding nominee,  Annie Awards, 2020
:: Best Animation, Shanghai International TV Festival, 2019
:: Audience Award: ages 3-6, New York International Children’s Film Festival, 2019
:: In competition, Annecy, 2019