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Our brand new episodes of “Trudes Tier” are now also airing as part of “Sendung mit der Maus”. Starting this Sunday with the episode “Sitz”, which will be aired 09:30 a.m. on ARD and at 11:30 a.m. on Kika.
The new neighbor confuses Trude’s flatmate with a dog and enjoys petting him a bit too much. He is not a fan of that behaviour and needs to be very inventive to avoid passing by her door.
From within Germany you can also watch the episode online.


Traditionally on November 11th, children in Germany go for a nightwalk with their homemade lanterns. Trude’s flatmate Tier has some brilliant ideas on what household items could be turned into a stunning lantern. The only problem is: This year Trude brought a guest! The little girl needs some crafts materials as well. And sharing is not the strong side of Trude’s flatmate. The result is a cold war between the lantern builders! Will Trude manage to re-establish peace on this special day?
This new episode of “Trude’s Flatmate” and five others will air in the mornings of Wednesday, Thursday and Friday this week. 8:30 am on German broadcaster KiKA.


Shadi’s short film “Ode” won the special price at the 1st Seoul International Public Advertising Festival last weekend. This year’s theme was “Earth Is One, We Are The One”. We couldn’t be happier.


Sebastian Koch and Marcus Schäfer contributed these characters for one of our pitches. A different design was chosen in the end, so we are publishing this page here.
Check out their other works here:


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)


This week we presented the concept for “Boots & Paws” at the Cartoon Forum in Toulouse. This is the trailer we showed ahead of the presentation. If you happen to be at the event we’d be glad to meet you!


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.



A partial lunar eclipse will take place on 16th to 17th of July 2019. An event that also has quite an impact on Trude’s flatmate. If Tier cannot stay awake and falls asleep during a lunar eclipse he will wake up in a totally different location – possibly at a place where he cannot return to Trude. They might not ever see each other again! If you want to find out how the two try to keep Tier awake watch the latest episode of Trude’s Flatmate on Sunday 21st of July 2019 on Das Erste and KIKA in children’s show Sendung mit der Maus. If you are in Germany you can also watch the show here.



Sleeping in a tent is fun. When setting up the tend however, Trude and her flatmate end up in a quarrel. He feels hurt and wants to leave  for good. Can Trude fix his hurt feelings?

This episode will be shown on German broadcaster das ERSTE on June, 6th at 9:20 am and air it again at 11:30 am the same day on KIKA. The episode is part of the children’s show “Sendung mit der Maus”.

You can also watch this and other episodes of the series online if you are located in Germany: ARD Mediathek



In the summer 2018 the Ministry of Justice and for Europe Baden-Württemberg together with the International Trickfilm-Festival Stuttgart (ITFS) / Film- und Medienfestival gGmbH initiated a competition for students, postgraduate and start-ups  in Baden-Württemberg to produce a short film that celebrates the European idea and union. Director Shadi Adib developed a pitch together with her companion Michael Logar and got selected. Shadi decided to produce her film together with Studio Soi. Ode had its premiere at the International Trickfilmfestival in Stuttgart on April 30th 2019.

The complete film is available on youtube.

The director was interviewed for the radio show studio 9. The article as well as the audio file are available in German here:

Deutschlandfunk Kultur