MAUS

We’ve produced various projects for Germany’s most popular children’s program, Sendung mit der Maus and finally, in 2023, we had the chance to contribute two one-minute-clips featuring the show’s main character: The Maus! The short interstitials with the iconic character and his elephant friend have been the trademark of the show for 50 years. Our first Maus-Spot is airing on Sunday, February 4th 2024.

THE ANIMALS’ CONSTITUTION

75 years ago, the German constitution was written in a very unusual location: a museum filled with stuffed animals. The satirical late night show ZDF Magazin Royale tells the story of how these animals actually played an essential part in setting up the law for post-war Germany. Studio Soi’s Johannes Weiland, co-directed the film with ZDF Magazin Royale’s Risto Saar. Together with a small team of artists, Johannes created the storyboards, animatics, backgrounds, animation and the compositing for the 30 minute piece. Audiences will have their chance to watch the film Friday, 19th of January 2024 on ZDF. The streaming service ZDF Mediathek will also stream the film from 8pm on the same day.

PUMUCKL ON GERMAN TV

Ep 03: Der alte Eder Pumuckl Copyright: Neuesuper

On December 26th Pumuckl is premiering on German free TV with six episodes, on RTL, beginning at 15:45. Another six episodes will be aired on the following day at the same time! More about Pumuckl on our webpage

CHRISTMAS SPIRITS

For this holiday season, we got the chance to create a special of Rico & Oskar. On the first of December their Christmas adventures premiere on KiKa at 10:35 a.m.
Dive into the festive spirit as the kids explore Berlin during the most wonderful time of the year. There’s just one question: Who or what is the Spirit of Christmas, and what happens when Rico, Oskar and their friends stumble upon it? There is a second chance to watch the complete special on December, 17th at 5:25 pm again on Ki.Kia.

THE PRINCESS RETURNS

Our short film“The Princess’ Painting” Is on TV again.  If you haven’t watched it, yet there is a chance to do so on Sunday, November 12th 2023 at 10:450 am on KiKA as part of the show “Rudis Rabenteuer”. Find more information about the film on our website.

PUMUCKL UNLEASHED IN CINEMAS SOON

Exciting news for fans of Pumuckl, the little trouble-maker who has been so popular with German-speaking audiences for decades.  So far, only festival-goers have had a chance to see him running riot in a fresh relaunch. However, this Autumn, he is unleashed on a wider audience as the new series comes to the big screen! Three anarchic episodes will be released in German cinemas from October 26th.
Produced by Neue Super and animated by studio soi, the new Pumuckl is set for a release of all 13 episodes on RTL+ later this year. For a sneak peek of Pumuckl in action, head over to the teaser on youtube.

Foto: Constantin Film/RTL+/Neuesuper/Constantin Film/obs

WORLD CUP IN THE BACKYARD

This Sunday, Tier is inspired by the Women’s World Cup and in the mood for some football! Luckily his neighbour is a self proclaimed expert and wants to give Tier some advice on how to play really professionally. Can Tier become a top player and still enjoy the fun of a friendly kick-about?

Watch his match this Sunday in “Sendung mit der Maus” before you check out the next stage of the Women’s World Cup.You can also watch on youtube.

PUMUCKL PREMIERES AT FILMFEST MUNICH

Recently we’ve had the pleasure of working with Pumuckl, the childhood hero of Soi veterans, Micha and Mathias, as well as many other German kids who loved watching him back in the 80s. We were the lucky studio chosen to animate our hero and integrate him into the live action scenes in compositing. With a team of 30 artists, we worked on all 13 episodes of the newly rebooted show. Three episodes will be shown to an audience for the first time at the Filmfest München. Tickets are already sold out for the screening, but you’ll be able to watch all the episodes on streaming service RTL+ this autumn. We’ll give you a shout about the release date on our blog and social media nearer the time!

WE’RE ON OUR WAY TO ANNECY

We will be at the Annecy Festival this year from Tuesday, 13th of June to Thursday. The feature film ‘La Sirène’ that we worked on will be shown as part of the long film competition. We are also currently recruiting for upcoming projects. Opportunities will become available in a variety of departments, including layout, digital 2D animation and clean up, 3D modeling and animation, compositing, pipeline, rigging and production. So if you are interested and would like to meet up at Annecy for a short chat, you can email us at work@studiosoi.de (please include Annecy in the subject line).

We’re looking forward to getting to know you!

TRUDE’S MOTHER

This Sunday is Mother’s Day and you can celebrate by watching a special Mother’s Day episode of Trudes Tier as part of “Die Sendung mit der Maus” on German TV. There will be cake and tea and flowers. And for the mothers who prefer more of a thrill: explosions and a hairy beast climbing up a building!

SPECIAL MENTION

The International Animation Festival in Stuttgart (ITFS) has ended after a week of films, talks, meetings and celebrations. The children’s program featured an episode of “Trude’s Flatmate” in which Trude and her monster-flatmate befriend a pig and then attempt to rescue it from being turned into a sausage. We feel very honoured that the episode received a special mention from the jury at the award ceremony.

MEET US AT ITFS AND FMX?

At Studio Soi we’ve got an eclectic bunch of new projects brewing. That means we will be hoping to fill some empty chairs with new colleagues working in-house in Ludwigsburg. Opportunities will be coming up in digital 2D animation and clean up, 3D modelling and animation, compositing, pipeline, rigging and production work. So if you are interested, and you happen to be visiting the Animation festivals in Stuttgart this month, why not meet up at the event and see if we could be a good match for you? To arrange a short chat, you can reach out to work@studiosoi.de and just make sure to put ITFS in your subject line. We’re looking forward to hearing from you and getting to know you!

SOI SHENANIGANS IN STUTTGART

Germany’s biggest Animation Festival is just around the corner. The ITFS is taking place in Stuttgart this month, and we’ll be there to meet film-makers from all over the world.
If you come along, you will be able to watch two of our films! An episode of “Trude’s Flatmate” will be part of the ‘Tricks for Kids 1’ program. Why not drop by on Wednesday 26th April at 3pm, and see how the duo befriend a pig?
If you’re in the mood for an open-air experience afterwards, join us at 5pm on the same day for a screening of our TV special, “The Gruffalo” at the beautiful Schlossplatz.
We hope to see you there!