Category Archives: festivals


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 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 (please include Annecy in the subject line).

We’re looking forward to getting to know you!


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 and just make sure to put ITFS in your subject line. We’re looking forward to hearing from you and getting to know you!


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!


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.


This year’s online edition of Bucharest’s Animation Festival showed our film Swipe Swipe in their competition. A pleasant surprise since the music video heavily relies on the songwriting of Germany’s well- known artist Bummelkasten. Social media seems to be not only a local phenomenon.


This year a lot of film festivals had to be canceled. That also seemed to apply to Germany’s biggest children’s film festival The Golden Sparrow. A cancellation would have been especially sad for us since three of our films got selected. But thanks to their festival team the bird will finally twitter in the golden summer of Erfurt and Gera 2020 from September 20th to 26th! If you want to watch “Swipe, Swipe”, “Trude’s Flatmate” and “Rasmus Klump” on the big screen find out more on the Golden Sparrow’s website.


Shadi’s short film “ODE” about the European Union received a special mention for simplicity, atmosphere and nontrivial animation at Ukraine’s Contemporary Animation and Media Art Festival LINOLEUM.



The KLIK-Festival in Amsterdam shows one episode of our mini series “Trude’s Flatmate” today 5:30 p.m. If you can’t make it on such a short notice you’ll have another chance to watch it there on Saturday, November 8th at 6 p.m. The episode features a big, yellow shovel excavator! Don’t miss it!


Our latest short film “Schrecken ohne Ende” as well as the Gumball episode “The Job” will be screened at this year’s ITFS on Sunday, 28th of April, 2:00 pm at the Metropol. In the same screening last year’s BBC 1 Christmas special “Room on the Broom” will be shown for the first time in Germany.

Also, there is the chance to watch “Der Kleine und das Biest” on April, 27th at 9:00 pm at the special jubilee screening “20 Festival – 20 Filme”. Furthermore you will have the chance to watch “The Gruffalo’s Child” in the open on Thursday 25th at 3:00 pm on Schlossplatz.

Finally, two of our co-founders, Saschka Unseld and Jakob Schuh, will give an insight on their work on April, 26th. At 2:00 pm Saschka will present Pixar’s most recent short film “The Blue Umbrella” at the König-Karl-Halle as part of the FMX. Jakob will talk about the work on his movies at 8:00 pm at the Metropol.


Shortly after the start of this year’s ITFS, we have a little update on our blog posting. The short films ‘Schrecken ohne Ende’ and ‘Room on the Broom’ will be screened on Sunday, 28th at 4 pm at the Mercedes-Benz Museum. ‘The Job’ will be shown at 2:30 pm at Metropol.

Besides that you can also watch ‘Schrecken ohne Ende’ on April, 27th at 3 pm at Gloria and on April, 28th at 4 pm at the Mercedes-Benz Museum.

Saschka will also give an insight of his work on ‘The Blue Umbrella’ as part of the Pixar studio presentation on the ITFS at Gloria at 5 pm on April, 27th.


Two projects we’ve been involved in will be part of this year’s competition in Annecy: “The Amazing World of Gumball“, helmed by our friend Ben Bocquelet, will premiere an episode at the festival. Studio Soi was in charge of technical direction, modeling, rigging, parts of the rendering, layout as well as the title sequence. Our latest short film “Princess’ Painting” by directors Klaus Morschheuser and Johannes Weiland will be competing in the TV-special competition. Also this year in Annecy: Studio Aka’s latest short “A Morning Stroll“, directed by the always amazing Grant Orchard and “Daniel, une vie en Bouteille“, directed by our friend and collaborator Louis Tardivier.

Big Festival Round-up: China, Japan, Korea, Brasil, USA, Pakistan

“The Little Boy and the Beast” (together with our producer Sabrina Schmid) will be visiting China, where the film is in competition at the  16th Shanghai TV Festival (June 6th to June 11th) next week. “The Gruffalo” is going West then, to compete at Siggraph in LA (July 25th to July 29th). Both “The Gruffalo” and “The Little Boy and the Beast” plus its predecessor, Jakob Schuh’s and Saschka Unseld’s “Angel Afoot” are competing at 3rd Lahore International Children’s Film Festival 2010 (Sept 1st to Sept 12th). We’re very happy to hear that “The Little Boy and the Beast” will also be competing at Hiroshima 2010 (Aug 7th to Aug 11th) and Brasil’s Anima Mundi (July 16th to July 25th) and will be screened at SICAF (July 21st to July 25th).