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On September 26th, Soi’s writer Marcus Sauermann was awarded with the prestigious “Robert Geisendörfer Preis” in Berlin for his TV-series “Trude’s Flatmate”. The award honors productions that focus on social cohesion, prevention of violence and humanitarian issues.
The jury especially selected two episodes: one is about virtual reality, the other one deals with the topic of mental health issues. Both were part of WDR’s children’s magazine “Sendung mit der Maus”.

Marcus and Klaus made the trip to Berlin to attend the award ceremony whereas Trude, Tier and the rest of the soi crew celebrated at home.

(photo by Verena Brüning)


On September 16th to 19th the Cartoon Forum takes place in Toulouse. Production companies, broadcasters and distributors are gathering to pitch their newest ideas for a TV-series.
“Boots & Paws”, a concept for a children’s show developed by Monika Tenhündfeld, Marcus Sauermann & Klaus Morschheuser, was awarded with a wild card at this year’s APD in Stuttgart. So, Klaus & Marcus quite cheerfully put on their yellow rubber boots and headed to the Forum. Not only did they get the opportunity to present the current status of “Boots & Paws”. Even more exciting, studio soi is amongst five nominees for best producer of the year!


David Tennant did a podcast with James Corden. When asked if his children liked that he did voice acting on Trolls, James replied: “They love that I’m in Trolls, they like that I’m Peter Rabbit. Nothing has ever. ..nothing has ever stumped the Gruffalo, I don’t think. ‘Cause that’s… just, you know… a very … yeah: That’s lovely. And I think my youngest daughter is about to discover that quite soon.” It’s so nice that those two films still have a place in his heart and we loved hearing him mentioning it. The way he talks about it is worth listening to rather than reading it.
The quoted part starts around 00:08:52 here: david-tennant-does-a-podcast-with/everyone
The rest of the podcast is great as well and features a lot of David Tennant’s guests.


On July, 22 there was a double feature screening of the Gruffalo and Gruffalo’s Child in Spilamberto, Italy. Ludwigsburg’s media representative Tannino Bellanca kindly sent us photos of the event. And here’s an Italian summary from the catalogue:

Creatura ibrida, metà orso e metà bufalo, il Gruffalò è il protagonista di un celeberrimo libro. Grazie al talento dello Studio Soi, la storia dell’incontro di questo strano essere mostruoso con uno scaltro topolino, sono diventati due divertenti e pluripremiati film d’animazione.