Premiering at this year’s Berlinale in February, the animated feature film “La Sirène” was co-produced with teams in France, Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany. We at Studio Soi provided layouts, 3D models and textures, as well as animation. This moving war story, set in Iran in 1980, was written by Djavad Djavahery and directed by Sepideh Farsi.
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RICO & OSKAR ARE BACK
In 2022, we directed and animated five more episodes of Rico & Oskar! In one episode, the over-analytic Oskar falls in love for the first time. You can watch how love on the spectrum plays out for him on Kika’s website. Bless him!
As the new year begins, we are looking forward to new projects, new artists and new partners we are going to encounter in 2023. Feels like making new tracks in the yet untouched snow. We at studio soi wish you all a wonderful new year!
TRUDE IN CHICAGO
Trude is taking her flatmate to Chicago! Their episode “animal haven” is part of the digital screenings of the International Childrens Film Festival CICFF . The festival begins today and ends on November 20th. Trude and Tier are also bringing their new friend: A pig they found on a transporter on the highway.
PRINCESS PAINTING ON TV
TV show ‘Siebenstein’ is showing our shortfilm “The Princess’ Painting” this Sunday at 10:40 on Ki.Ka. The film was the awarded as best TV special in Annecy in 2011. If you haven’t managed to see it yet, this is an opportunity to finally do so. If you’d rather sleep in on Sunday or don’t happen to be in Germany, you could also watch it anytime on youtube.
This Sunday, Tier wants to win a trip to a tropical island. But just getting the right answer to the quiz does not guarantee him his dream trip. Maybe there is a different way to relax on an island? And maybe it doesn’t even require getting on a plane.
Watch this episode this Sunday on “Sendung mit der Maus” to get into the vacation mood, no matter where you are right now. You can also currently watch all episodes of Trudes Tier, both old and new, on the Kika page.
This year Germany’s biggest children’s film festival is happening in the traditional way and if you go along you will see two of our films screened. There will be one episode of ‘Rico und Oskar’ and the premiere of the latest episode of ‘Trude’s flatmate’. The festival takes place from May 29th to June, 4th. If you go in person, you will also get the chance to meet Trude’s voice Ruth Macke, who will be here to talk about her work as an actress and voice talent. She’s quite a character.
Our series ‘Trudes Flatmate’ has a new slot on German TV. Starting today, KIKA is going to broadcast two episodes per day at 6 p.m. All existing episodes, including six brand-new ones, will be shown within the next two weeks. To celebrate the occasion, we also created a new, colourful title sequence that you can watch today for the first time. We hope you like it!
TROLL TRAP ON TV
In our short film ‘The Troll Trap’ little Smilla catches a troll in the mountains. But when she sets him free again, he refuses to go away! Cotton candy bait is way too delicious! You can watch the short film this Sunday on the German show Siebenstein at 10:40 am on KIKA if you want to learn how to catch a troll, but also how to become friends with one. Or two.
MEET THE EASTER ELEPHANT
This weekend a lot of Easter celebrations are taking place. Trude however will be celebrating in a more unconventional way. Her Flatmate, in the role of the Easter Elephant, will organize an Easter Egg hunt with a difference.
You can watch the episode on Sunday at 9:25 in this week’s “Sendung mit der Maus”.
TURTLE RUNS WILD IN BERLIN
In 2014 we produced a short film about a turtle, a fox and a marten running wild in Berlin.
If you didn’t catch it the first time around; now you have another chance to watch it. This Sunday at 10:40 am on KIKA as part of the show Siebenstein.
See more information and character designs on our website.
One of our first short films returns to TV. The story about the smallest woodcutter in town who wants to give his wife the biggest Christmas trees of them all, won the children’s film award “Goldener Spatz” in 2004. It has been a part of Kika’s December programming many times since. You can watch it as part of the children’s show “Siebenstein” this Sunday on TV as well as online (starting at 6:45 within the episode).
TREASURES AND TRASH
Real gems can be found in garbage. Tier is happy to collect all those free items that other people don’t care about anymore. Only his flatmate Trude is not too happy about his discoveries when tires, canisters and other rubbish all end up in their apartment. Hording or Kondo? What will it be?
The episode “Sperrmüll” airs this Sunday on Kika and das Erste. It’s also available in the broadcaster’s media library.
ON WELL BEING
Trude’s flatmate hurt his finger. Now, he is looking for help in a hospital. He befriends a boy who’s also not feeling well. But that boy’s sickness is not visible. Trude’s flatmate realizes that a quick fix with a band-aid won’t do the trick. The show “Sendung mit der Maus” is presenting this episode within a TV-special focussing on children’s mental health this Sunday on “Kika” and “Das Erste”. The episode was awarded with a Robert-Geißendorfer-Preis in 2019. In Germany you can also watch the episode online.