TV - The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse


Apple TV+ unveils a new trailer for the animated short film The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse ahead of its festive debut...

Press Release

Based on the internationally bestselling book of the same name by celebrated author Charlie Mackesy, the story of kindness, friendship, courage and hope for viewers of all ages premieres globally on December 25th, Christmas Day, on Apple TV+ [and on Christmas Eve, 24th, on BBC One in the UK - Ed].

The poignant journey follows the unlikely friendship of a boy, a mole, a fox and a horse traveling together in the boy’s search for home. The film, featuring Mackesy’s distinctive illustrations brought to life in full color with beautiful hand-drawn animation, stars Tom Hollander as The Mole, Idris Elba as The Fox, Gabriel Byrne as The Horse, and newcomer Jude Coward Nicoll as The Boy.



Directed by Peter Baynton (“The Tiger Who Came to Tea”) and Charlie Mackesy, the film is adapted from the original book in collaboration with Jon Croker (“Paddington 2”). The film is executive produced by Jony Ive and Academy Award nominee Woody Harrelson (“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”). Original score by composer Isobel Waller-Bridge, performed by the BBC Concert Orchestra and conducted by Geoff Alexander.

Image - Apple TV+
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