We are a group of peculiar people here at studio soi. We often cannot resist making fun of our quirks. But how far can a joke go? So we made a film about that. In the second episode of Boots and Paws skunk Franka and zookeeper Boots learn a thing or two about joking when raggy penguin Amundsen accidently shows his naked bum. The episode “Not Funny” will air this Sunday on German TV. Watch it within ”Sendung mit der Maus”. More information and a trailer can be found on our website.
Trude lives together with a big obscure beast, which has the power of an elephant, the brashness of a child, but not a clue what’s good manners… ‘Trudes Tier’ (Trude’s Flatmate), directed by Klaus Morschheuser, Johannes Weiland and Michael Bohnenstingl and designed by Sandra Brandstätter and Sebastian Koch, is our latest tv-series project for the children’s tv show ‘Die Sendung mit der Maus’. The episodes will have their tv premiere on Das Erste / KIKA on 27th of April, 4th of May and 11th of May at 11:30 am.
If you attend this years ‘Internationales Trickfilmfestival Stuttgart’ (ITFS), you can have a look at some of our films as well:
Trolltag (The Troll Trap):
25.4. 10 am and 3 pm at Mercedes Benz Museum and 2:30 pm at Metropol 1
26.4. 3 pm at Mercedes-Benz-Museum, 2 pm at Gloria 2 and 8 pm at EM1
27.4. 3 pm at Mercedes Benz Museum
Trudes Tier (Trude’s Flatmate):
27.4. 2:30 pm at Metropol 1
Engel zu Fuß (Angel afoot):
26.4. 8 pm at EM1
26.4. 6 pm at EM1
One of our early commissioned works ‘Straße der Spezialisten’ (Street of Specialists) by Jakob Schuh and Saschka Unseld will be shown for the very first time on tv in the night from 24th to 25th of April at 0.15 am on SWR. It will be part of the event ‘Trickfilm-Festivalnacht im Südwesten’ on occasion of this year’s animation festival in Stuttgart.
This Sunday, the 17th of February, our latest shortfilm ‘Schrecken ohne Ende’, also known as ‘Nearest and Dearest’, celebrates its TV premiere as part of the TV kids show ‘Siebenstein’.
The directors Max Stöhr and Michael Sieber tell a story about a little boy who tries to work out a good plan to prevent his big sister from moving away.
To find out whether this plan is successful or not, turn on the TV this Sunday 10:35 on ZDF.
Good News: Starting Sept. 1st, “The Amazing World of Gumball” will finally wreak its special brand of havoc on german television. After winning awards in Annecy, at the B.A.A’s., the PRIX JEUNESSE, the BAFTAS and the ANNIES, the adventures of everyone’s favourite blue cat, walking goldfish, horned peanut, bully T-Rex, furry slug etc. etc. will be airing on German broadcaster KIKA every saturday at 12.10 noon. We’re huge fanboys and proud to see some of our efforts come home! If you haven’t seen it yet, sit down!
FMX and ITFS have ended, and we had a blast meeting all you wonderful people and watching some fantastic programmes with you.
Thanks for having us and thanks to all the friendly visitors who managed to drop by the studio and say hello.
The „Princess’ Painting“ received a special mention by the children’s jury. We feel honored and are happy that the film could be screened various times throughout the festival.
See you all again next year!
If you want to catch two of our films in Annecy next week, here's where and when: "THE GRUFFALO" ( TV programme n°2 ) Decavision 1 08/06/2010 10h30 MJC Novel 09/06/2010 14h00 Decavision 3+4 0/06/2010 21h00 Salle Pierre Lamy 11/06/2010 16h00 "THE LITTLE BOY AND THE BEAST" ( TV programme n°4 ) Salle Pierre Lamy 07/06/2010 16h00 Decavision 3+4 08/06/2010 21h00 Decavision 1 10/06/2010 10h30 MJC Novel 11/06/2010 14h00
You have the chance to watch how we turned grumpy Ernst into life at the children’s tv-show “Tigerentenclub”. Tune in on Saturday the 9th of June at 3 pm on KIKA and Soi’s Klaus Morschheuser will give you an inside look into the production.
Production on “Tempo – WHO” is completed. Michael Sieber directed the 5 minutes short for Procter and Gamble in collaboration with Frankfurt based Agency PUBLICIS.
We finished work on “Lloyds – Safe the change”, a commercial in a series of 6 produced by studio aka. Stills and an excerpt of the film can be found in studio aka’s news-section http://www.studioaka.co.uk .
The results for the official selection of the International Animated Film Festival in Annecy have been announced. We are proud to see that “Ernst im Herbst” by Soi’s directors Jakob Schuh and Michael Sieber will be screened within the TV-special section.
A fleet of christmas-teasers, commisssioned by French/German broadcaster ARTE, about childrens’ wishes for the future will be shown on ARTE and German broadcaster KIKA, beginning 16th of December. Soi produced the 15 clips in collaboration with Cologne-based FEEDMEE.
One episode of Soi’s stop-motion series “Piratengeschichten” will be screened on Sunday, 30th at 12.00, competing in the “Best Animated Series” section.