Granny O’Grimm’s Sleeping Beauty

By Nicky Phelan / 6 min / Ireland / 2008 / Animation



In this computer animated short film, Granny O’Grimm, a seemingly sweet old lady loses the plot as she tells her version of Sleeping Beauty to her terrified grandchild.



  • Written & Performed by Kathleen O’Rourke
  • Produced by Brown Bag Films
  • Produced by Darragh O’Connell
  • Concept by Kathleen O’Rourke and John Walsh
  • Music by Gregory Magee
  • Commissioned by : IFB, RTE & the Arts Council

Film Festival Awards

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


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